Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Dallas Arboretum and grandchildren activities

My husband and I spent ten days recently visiting our son in Dallas. My previous post shows a picture of some area bloggers that I enjoyed meeting while I was there. While we were in Dallas it basically rained every day we were there. But the rain stopped one afternoon long enough for a short visit to the Arboretum to see the daffodils and tulips. 

 Rain for days had affected all the flowers but they were still very pretty.
 The color combinations of purple hyacinths and daffodils were striking.

A new area with potagers had been built since I was there in June. Beautiful varieties of lettuces and vegetables were thriving. This area has a stunning view of the river.

Even though most of the tulips had not opened you could tell how beautiful it was going to be.
The sun did not come out for a week while we were there. If it wasn't raining it was cloudy and very overcast skies so the tulips had not matured and few were open.

My little granddaughter likes to make pictures like her grandmother!

My grandson is a cub scout and the Pine Wood Derby was held while we were there. It was a special time for three generations to work on a Derby car together during the week that lead up to the race.
Our grandsons car. Would you believe there are videos  available about how to build a derby car now? The tracks are even computerized these days. My husband was amazed how things had changed since he was a cub scout and raced a car in a derby.
Our son took our granddaughter to a father/ daughter dance while we were there.  I was disappointed my pictures did not turn out because they were snapped in such a hurry.

The sun came out on the last day we were there so we were able to go to the lake and sail the kids boats their Granddaddy had made for them. Everything was wet and they had a great time playing outside as evidenced by their appearance.
Wish we lived closer and could see our kids more often. Our next trip out of town will be seeing our other set of grandchildren. Have a good week.


  1. Bonnie, even though it rained it still looks like you had a wonderful time. Your pictures of the arboretum are beautiful. I have never been, but I hear that it is a wonderful place to visit. I hope that you enjoy your day!!!

  2. Looks like a wonderful trip, even if it did rain. The flowers are so beautiful and your grandchildren are too - love their red hair. Your granddaughter looks like a future gardener. I especially love the photo of your son and granddaughter dancing - that is a treasure. So wonderful you were able to visit them.

  3. Bonnie, these are lovely photos of the Aboretum but I loved seeing the pictures of your beautiful grandchildren. Sounds like a wonderful week. I can relate to the derby cars and the time and effort that goes into that but what fun. Your husband must be very crafty to make the sail boats. Beautiful, beautiful family. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Bonnie, the photos from the Arboretum are just gorgeous. I have never been, but it looks fabulous! The photos I love the most are of your family! The grands are so adorable and the red hair is stunning on your granddaughter! Time with family is always the best time!

  5. What a wonderful trip Bonnie. Love all the pictures. The gardens are beautiful. Makes me want to dig in my dirt now. But I think we have another frost headed our way. Love the daddy-daughter dance. How precious. Your grands are beautiful. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. What great times and memories, in spite of the rain, Bonnie. Your gingers are absolutely adorable! That little girl and her pose while taking the photo - ! They look like you! The sailboats will be enjoyed by the kids for a long time, what a great gift.

  7. Bonnie, I would go in the rain anyday to the arboretum to see my favorite flower, daffodils and hyacinths. But my goodness your beautiful granddaughter with her stunning hair color is a precious pic with the flowers. What a fun trip for you and to be there when the derby was happening and the father daughter dance. I enjoyed seeing pics of your sweet family. What a fun memory making trip for all..........

  8. I woke up to two inches of snow today and it has been snowing all morning, so as I look at each and every gorgeous photo, I am transported into the world of spring where I would so very much love to be at this moment! Your granddaughter is like a flower too, with her great hair and in such a wonderful setting. Definitely frameable!

  9. Such beautiful flowers you must have been in gardening heaven! Your red haired pixie is so adorable, I know it must have been a wonderfully special 10 days!

  10. Oh, Bonnie! Such a wonderful visit! Dances and derbies and daffodils... with darling grandchildren! Such BEAUTIFUL red hair! I hate it rained so much while you were here, but I see it did not deter your fun! blessings ~ tanna

  11. Amazing photos Bonnie. The flowers are gorgeous. Your sweet granddaughter is such a cutie. Both of your ginger grands have awesome hair. I have a ginger grandson. The derbys are so cute. How special to be able to do this with your family.

  12. Your photos are all lovely, Bonnie! Even the action shot before the dance! Happy you enjoyed your family!

  13. The Arboretum is one of my favorite places to visit and you captured it beautifully. I love the red hair! My dad was a redhead. I have not forgotten James! :)

  14. Bonnie,
    Your grandchildren are so cute. Love the Daddy/daughter picture..They always move so fast and are in such a hurry aren't they? It's always a challenge for me to grab my camera, focus and take the picture. But I keep trying. One in 50 is usually good. LOL
    Love, Mona

  15. Bonnie,
    Our weather was just wretched that week and I wish it hadn't been for you. I know how special our trips are to see our children and grandchildren and we want everything to be as perfect as possible. However having said that I can see very well that you had a precious time and those grandchildren are darling!


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