Sunday, April 4, 2010
Lady Bird Loved Wildflowers
A musical about gardening and Austin needs a song about wildflowers! This song is about wildflowers and is dedicated to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. It started when our flag flew at half-mast back in July 2007, written as a little farewell to Lady Bird - just two verses saying 'Adieu' to the inspiration and founder of this remarkable place. Then the verse became a song... one that sat on the back burner for awhile but is now live on YouTube because after a long drought, it's time to celebrate bluebonnets in Austin, Texas.
The production on this song is very simple - an old piano, an old singer, a free recording program & a $15 mic, layered with photos of wildflowers taken in several Austin parks, our garden, and of course - at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. I don't know which character from Roots in Austin gets to sing this song - but sure hope you like it.