We were there when the doors opened at 10 yesterday, wagons trailing and cash in our pockets, ready to enjoy the beautiful Zilker Botanical Garden setting of this festival. My parents and I have been going for the last 24 years - I only missed one of those for the flu. When Dustin was little, he would go with us and he and Dad would go off on their own and shop for a Mother's Day gift for me. We too Kallie with us when she was a toddler, too, but she's outgrown it now and the Mom and Dad and I love having this special time together.
It combines two of my favorite things -- gardening and shopping!
I also bought some beautiful cloth dinner napkins with bluebonnets and strawberries on them, a medium-sized Staghorn fern from the stunning It's About Thyme booth, and a begonia and an epiphyte and a lovely stretchy headband for keeping my hair out of my eyes during the serious gardening chores!
It's a gorgeous day today, if you're anywhere near the Austin area, you really should drop everything and head over there. One of my good blogging buddies even came from Louisiana to go to the Festival yesterday. It's the only fund raiser for the park, so drive, bike or walk, but get there. You have until 5:00 today!