Thursday, August 30, 2012
Austin Spa Resort, one of my biggest treats and greatest surprises was getting to know organic gardening guru, Trisha Shirey - the Director of Flora and Fauna at the Resort.
Inside the butterfly garden
My momma always said that country music guitar playing would grow on me.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
|Nothing like a shaded hammock on a warm summer afternoon to call my name...|
|The pathway to the spa was what I would have envisioned being like Grecian bath house.|
|Shaded verdandas covered with vines|
|water features throughout the resort create a quiet ambience|
|The pathway to my room|
|Loved this funky flower - no idea what it is|
|There is a calming symmetry to the resort|
|with well tended trumpet vines to accent the trellised walkways.|
|Reflections through the library window (you can see my arm taking the picture!)|
The place where I am giving the seminars - Lake Austin Spa Resort - is a total escape from reality. Right now I'm sitting on the charming porch of my accommodations after a delectable meal (with veggies grown from their garden) delivered t
o my room, listening to the sounds of late summer with the garden and river before me in the fading sunlight. Citronelle candles keep mosquitos somewhat at bay, a glass of wine and a riveting novel in hand after a day of travel and exploration - the only thing that awaits me is a deep bathtub with bathing salts, a lavender scented bedroom, and the gentle hum of cicadas to lull me to sleep. This is my kind of speaking gig.