Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Evening's Rest Hydrangeas and an Arboretum Afternoon

Evening's Rest Hydrangeas

I was so proud of myself yesterday for prepping dozens of canvases, but now the real work begins! Building my inventory for Artscape at the Dallas Arboretum. This is my absolute favorite place to have an outdoor show - amid the best blossoms of the year. I was visiting the Arboretum a few months ago and wanted to share this photo of a walkway dotted with shadows and flanked by beautiful daffodils.

When my father was transferred from St. Louis to Dallas in 1969, we lived just a few miles from the Arboretum, but my family was completely unaware it existed so we never visited as children - I wish I had some memories of family picnics there, but I am delighted to have such a lovely, low-cost place to visit where there are 100 year old oaks and beds of roses and other bloomers that have been lovingly tended for decades. Come spring, if you see a lady wearing a funny cowboy hat and with green paint on her nose painting in the gardens there, stop and say hello - I'll be so happy to meet you!

The breeze was chilly, but the sun was warm - I
loved the beautiful daffodils and the shadows
on the bridge. One of many on my list to paint!


Two French Bulldogs said...

It sure is purrty. It will make a beautiful picture
Benny & Lily

Autumn Leaves said...

Such perfect hydrangeas; I love how they turn colors as they age. The arboretum is one glorious place to paint indeed!

Katie Wilson said...

Such a beautiful array of blues and purples.

Patty said...

Oh, the garden looks lovely in comparison to our 7 inches of fresh snow. I envy you the arboretum!

Karen Bruson said...


Unknown said...

Thank you Benny and Lily, such beautiful words from such cute little Frenchies!

Thank you Miss Sherry, I love them too, for the exact same reason.

Katie I appreciate that!

Pat, oh I promise I was just teasing you with photos from last spring, I doubt there is much blooming at the arboretum, maybe a few pansies, this week!

Thank you so much Karen!