Friday, March 18, 2011

Arboretum

I just thought we had pretty colors in Arkansas. HA......

I wanted to visit the Dallas Arboretum during tulip season for several years but my visits never were at the right time. Sooooo, when I opened my March issue of Southern Living and saw the tulip pages, I knew I couldn't let another year go by without seeing the show!

This morning Lila and I thought we were arriving before the crowd....wrong....at 10:00 AM traffic was lined up in both directions to enter the gates. We were directed to the lower 40 to park. No problem, at least we got in.

To tell you that every color in the rainbow was there and in full bloom would be an understatement. I guess a half million bulbs, primarily tulips gives you a better idea.

I can't wait to share lots of my shots with you next week, after I get home. I did manage to snap a couple of good ones of sweetpea. (it's hard to get an 18 month old to be still, in case you didn't know that)




She made the decision where she would sit and where she would not.



Notice my arm wrapped around Lila to slow down the forward motion.



Once again, we had a fun day. My girl loves to go....go...go!

If you have a chance you really should put Tulip Fest on your agenda. It runs from March 5 thru April 10. I promise you will love it! Make sure you charge your camera battery to the fullest and bring an extra card!

Sunny and 84 degrees....Life Is Good!

17 comments:

tootie said...

How gorgeous! Can't wait to see more pictures!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Nanny, Wow--what great pictures... Can't wait to see more... Your granddaughter is gorgeous.... AND I think that is the first picture I have ever seen of you... LOVED it...

We will go to Biltmore to see their tulips and spring flowers, and we may go down to Garvin Gardens the end of the month when we are in Arkansas. Won't make it to Dallas this year so I'll count on you to show us lots of pictures.
Hugs,
Betsy

Grandmother said...

What a beautiful child! Yes, more tulips please.

Tricia said...

She's too cute, too cute, & look at those rosy red cheeks... the flowers are beautiful, too! =)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Nanny, you are as adorable as Lila! These are wonderful photos --the riot of colors from all those tulips is so beautiful! We won't see tulips up here until April/May ..I am looking forward to many trips to the botanical gardens this spring.

Ocean Girl said...

Wow what colors. Looking forward to more pictures. And Lila is so adorable. 18 months, how time flies. Happy Spring Nanny.

Betsy said...

Oh how fun! And look at you, Gorgeous! :)

Farmchick said...

A sweet picture of Lila with the flowers!

Amanda said...

What a fun day, Nanny! So glad you got to spend this wonderful day with your Sweetpea enjoying those gorgeous tulips. =)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, I am so happy for you, Nanny!! I know you are in heaven with the beauty of the arboretum AND Miss Lila! The 84 degrees couldn't hurt any either!! ENJOY!

Deb said...

isn't it beautiful there...gotta go this year..

Marguerite said...

Great pics, especially the one of you and dear little Lila! And the tulips are gorgeous! Enjoy!

Mary said...

It sounds like a wonderful day. Your pictures are terrific and your girls look like they are having a good time. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Tasha said...

Those pictures are too pretty! Lila is getting so big! It looks like you're both having fun with the tulips! I'm glad you had a nice time on your trip!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Oh beautiful! I love you and Lila's photo THE BEST! Her hair is really starting to come in and she is, of course, adorable!

Tulips are amazing!

grammy said...

I would love to see those tulips.. great pictures. Your sweet baby has them beat in the beauty department though (o:
I just caught up here... love your beautiful trees in your region. We are not to that point yet. Tulips coming up... just in time for the spring snow storm that I am sure we will get.
Right now we have high...HIGH winds and fires in the foothills. More than a thousand acres near Golden Colorado. Sad.

theUngourmet said...

What a fun day. Your photos are so pretty and the weather looks perfect! This reminds me of last year's trip to our local tulip festival. I went with my mom and my kids and we had such a nice time. ;)