Roadside wildflowers courtesy of the Georgia Department of Transportation.

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Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

Georgia WildflowersThe Georgia Department of Transportation and the Garden Club of Georgia have teamed up to provide Georgia travelers with a beautiful display of wildflowers along Georgia Highways.

Highway beautification is the legacy of Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady and wife of President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Mrs., Johnson loved the wildflowers of Texas, and dedicated her efforts to adding beauty to America's roadsides with landscaping and the removal of excess numbers of billboards.

The Highway Beautification Act was passed in 1965, and sojourners have since benefited from the results of the legislation. Today, our Interstate Highway System is the most beautiful network of roads in the world.

And our Georgia roadsides have embraced the wildflower philosophy. Not only are the flowers stunningly beautiful, but they also require less mowing and maintenance. So the gorgeous colors are "green" too!

It's always been said that getting there is half of the fun. Never has that been more true than now, thanks to all the people that made highway beautification a realty!

Photo courtesy of North Georgia Photos.

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I have been many places and downtown Seattle has to be my favorite.  I will admit I liked it better than Dallas, Austin, or Houston.  Did I just say that?  Shush!

Oct 14, 2008 10:20 PM #15
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Pat Whitehouse
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Ok Richard-Now, I know you're picking on me but that's OK. I have a nasty headache again, so NO, I didn't get the joke. Are you going to spill it now or make me wait til Christmas.

This is the definition's I found in my new dictionary

Terse-Smoothly elegant, polished. Devoid of superfluity(don't know what that word is either)but I'm going to look that up too. I feel like I'm back in school(Wait I am back in school)I must have missed those days. Short, brusque, concise.

So was I short &  brusque or smoothly elegant and polished? (I choose the later)Actually maybe I just want to keep you on your toes so I changed my commenting style just to throw you off. (lol)

You know I can hearing you laughing all the way from Ga. Sleep well my friend and I'll talk to you tomorrow. I'm turning in and I suspect you already have and are dreaming about your next blog.

 

Oct 14, 2008 11:05 PM #16
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Laura Watts
Positive Properties, LLC - Laurinburg, NC

Richard-Beautiful flowers. We have them a long side some of our highways too. I always get enjoyment at seeing them. Thanks for sharing.

Oct 14, 2008 11:13 PM #17
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Jesse & Kathy Clifton
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Another stunning photo, Richard.  We have wild irises and fireweed along the highways here that are just beautiful.

Oct 15, 2008 03:40 AM #18
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Terry Edwards
Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate Corp. - Columbia, SC

I looked all over but I couldn't find any Kudzu in that picture.

Terry Edwards in sunny SC

Oct 15, 2008 04:53 AM #19
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Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
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Terry said Kudzu - uuggh - I hate that stuff!  Anyhow, NC has some beautiful highways as well - it is always such a bright and refreshing sight to see them after a while on a hum-drum trip on the highway!  Gorgeous pic!

Oct 15, 2008 05:30 AM #20
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Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Richard - thanks for clearing that up for me. I have enjoyed the roadside wildflowers but have wondered how they got there.

Oct 15, 2008 07:44 AM #21
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Gene Mock
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I've traveled across the country and I must say that the wildflowers in the south are the best!

Oct 15, 2008 08:35 AM #22
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William Feela
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We are seeing some of that beautification happening up here also.  It is so nice to see some color during the summer instead of the green and brown grasses.

Oct 15, 2008 12:03 PM #23
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Mandi Perkins
Pioneer Title Agency - Pinetop Lakeside, AZ

As always a beautiul picture and story to make me smile this morning. Thanks Richard!

Oct 15, 2008 12:52 PM #24
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JL Boney, III
Russell and Jeffcoat - Columbia, SC
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Great looking flowers Richard, we have some along the roads here, but not nearly as many as I would like.

Oct 15, 2008 02:01 PM #25
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Pat...

All I meant is that it was 6 lines instead of 12 lines long, but I am glad you learned a new word!

Laura W...

The make the trip much more pleasant!

Terry...

There is plenty of it around!

Leesa...

I believe that North Carolina was on the cutting edge of the wildflower planting. The highways in the mountains are beautiful!

Oct 15, 2008 02:49 PM #26
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Lori Franks
Real Estate Consultant - Brookings, OR
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Richard- What beautiful flowers...they look like cosmos. I have grown them before but around here the deer come and eat everything down to the nubs! I planted some golden mums the other day in my flower box next to my door and had to sprinkle them with cayenne powder so they would leave them alone. Seems to be working so far but it has to be re-applied each time it rains! OK until I forget!

Oct 15, 2008 04:47 PM #27
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Pat Whitehouse
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Hi Richard-I thought that is probably what you must have been talking about. I should never comment and blog when I have a nasty headache. It takes longer for me to catch on to things when the brain isn't clear. Not all was lost I learned a new word, actually 2. You know you told me I gave the best comments. I'll see if I can do that in 6 lines instead of 12. Hope you had a good day. Take care and talk to you later.

Oct 15, 2008 06:31 PM #28
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Lori...

I believe that they are Cosmos. There are some place along the highway where they go on for MILES! It's very impressive! Thanks.

Pat...

You could be succinct! lol

Oct 15, 2008 07:53 PM #29
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Pat Whitehouse
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Richard-YOU THINK! SUCCINCT FOR YA-LOL-

Oct 15, 2008 09:49 PM #30
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Edward Wadsworth
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Another great post from the famous Richard Weisser. Please keep posting I injoy your post very much.

Edward

Nov 30, 2008 08:09 AM #31
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Am I imagining stuff or has Edward been sending a lot of these emails to you Richard.  I only see one here, but I have had numerous emails in my inbox.

Nov 30, 2008 08:28 AM #32
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Melody Botting
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Susan, he declared it Richard Weisser day.  I am game!

Nov 30, 2008 08:39 AM #33
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Susan...

It is time for an intervention!

Mel...

Game on!

Nov 30, 2008 08:52 AM #34
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