3rd of July

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Happy 3rd of July!  I know, usually it is the 4th of July we celebrate for Independence Day, but this year we are celebrating both days thanks to the extra long weekend.  There are fireworks shows on both nights in different cities surrounding the Austin area.  I slept in this morning and then went to the Monument Cafe in Georgetown for a late lunch.  Their food is always nice, but a stroll through their garden is one of my favorite things about this city.

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Mayfield Nature Preserve – Gardens

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The Mayfield Nature Preserve is home to the Mayfield-Gutsch Estate, and they take pride in their gardens.  In 1971, Mary Mayfield-Gutsch left the Estate to the City of Austin for use as a park.  There are several volunteer gardens to see, along with a few lily pad ponds and an old dinner bell that hangs from an archway in the stone wall.

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