Saturday, February 9, 2013

Spring Hope Blue Hydrangeas and a Tour of the Dallas Arboretum by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

Spring Hope Blue Hydrangeas
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Archival Panel

Spring Hope is the newest blue batch of blossoms in the studio, while the studio models are still fresh. After a week with Mom, it is good to be home, and the hubby thought it would be good for me to spend a day at the Dallas Arboretum, a few weeks before Dallas Blooms Festival kicks off March 1. The daffodils are already making an appearance, and the pansies and decorative kale were so bright and purple and gorgeous. The hubby especially liked the decorative kale, mentioning more than once that he wished he had brought along a bottle of salad dressing... It was a bit chilly with the breeze off the lake, so we warmed up in the Tea Room with fancy cucumber sandwiches and Harney and Sons brand tea. What a treat! Get your comfy shoes on and a warm scarf and let's take the tour together - enjoy!

 Pansies and monkey grass - lovely!

I love all the benches....

 The flower architects are so talented
with their color choreography!

 Daffodils - I need to paint these!

It was a coat and scarf day in the park!


Joan said...

Hey Nancy!
It is coat and scarf weather over here too. I have always been a fan of the chilly days, so it's perfect to me. How lovely it is to see such beautiful signs of Spring! I can't wait for it's arrival. So glad your hubby suggested such a pretty day for you, you deserve it and more. Just know I have been thinking of you each and every day. Sending lots of hugs from the Pacific Northwest.
P.S. Can't wait to see the painted daffy dills!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Just gorgeous, Nancy! Both the painting and the arboretum.