Monday, May 7, 2018

Dallas Arboretum, Spring 2018 {Nonni's Garden}

Last week the Lord granted Amore and me a much-needed proper day off: no doctors, moving boxes, chores, or errands, and definitely no funerals. We spent it at the Dallas Arboretum, and the overcast skies kept the temperatures mild. Because I took so many pictures, I will take several posts to share some with you.

Our first order of business was to find the flower bed my parents sponsored in memory of my Nonni, who so loved to garden.

Entrance water wall

Trial garden

Trial garden II

Are we there yet?

No, I think we passed it....

There it is!

(Amore insisted.)

This wind sculpture was a few yards to the right of Nonni's flowerbed. (There will be more on the wind sculptures later.)

Shortly after finding Nonni's flowers, we discovered a whole family of at least 4 wrens, a bird with a special link to our memories of her. I didn't take my big heavy zoom lens to the arboretum, so these are the best I could do with the 50 mm lens I had.

It was a lovely start to the day. Despite our best efforts, my hips are still enough of a hindrance that we have to take the wheelchair for an outing of this size. That's enough trouble (since we aren't that accustomed to it) that we often just decide not to try. The inconvenience and extra work required from Amore were worth it to leave our routines behind and enjoy the beauty of God's creation in spring.

The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

Song of Solomon 2:12, ESV

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