It’s finally here…Spring!
Officially on Wednesday.
It’s just a bit soon here to begin digging.
You can start cutting back all that brown dead stuff
And racking back that protective coat of leaves.
But instead of standing at the window
Staring into the backyard
Wringing my clean hands
I’ve been lucky this past month
And gotten to visit not one,
But two glorious botanical gardens.
About 3 weeks ago Virginia, Debra and I
Spent an afternoon at the Desert Botanical Garden.
I’m not really a desert person – Virginia is
It was after all a garden, so I was happy to tag along.
So glad I did.
There was a bit of Chihuly glass.
If you don’t know Chihuly glass
Get to know it
It’s art…beyond belief.
Butterflies were another draw for me.
A butterfly pavilion had been added for the next few months.
Being in a small enclosed space with hundred of butterflies.
Or…flutterbyes as I like to call them.
Is…well…like having God doing a fly by.
Now, I’m not someone who travels a great deal.
Quite the opposite.
I love being home.
Somehow just two weeks later John and I were heading to Dallas
It was warm and sunny while we were there.
Yesterday on our way out of town we visited Dallas Blooms.
And bloom it does!
The Dallas Arboretum was lit up with no less than
500,00 spring flowering bulbs.
Bed after bed of daffodils and tulips.
Underplanted with violas of every combination.
Pots of Ranunculus
Shouting “It’s Spring”
Planter boxes with the tallest ornamental cabbage known to man.
We were in Texas after all
Brides taking their wedding portraits amongst the glory of it all.
And many princesses complete with crowns, gowns and velvet couches!
There’s a tradition there I need to explore.
Then there were these two darling boys.
Who I was certain had found a lady bug
or some wonder of nature
Because they had turned their backs on this breathtaking beauty.
It’s an iPad!
Somehow I kept from screaming at them.
It’s starting here.
Hellebores are always first.
Patches of daffodils are beginning to bloom
Next will come forsythia and flowering pear trees
Then the big parade begins
I can’t wait
I’m just grateful for such a splendid preview.
Take in a little spring this week.
6 responses to “Garden Travels”
Love the Dallas Arboretum, breath taking in any season.Lovely post.
I’ll have to go back soon and see what takes the place of all those tulips!
I didn’t see a shovel or a snow plow anywhere in your pictures. Now that is a good thing. 🙂
It’s a very good thing. We don’t do much of that around here!
Lovely pictures. Can’t wait for serious spring!
I think this is the week – or most of a week!