Sunday, March 12, 2017

Mini Spring Break at Dallas Arboretum

After so many years of trips during spring breaks, we stayed home this year. 

On this last day of the spring break we went to Dallas Arboretum for the Dallas Bloom Festival with another family. It was a cold and cloudy day but the blooming flowers did not disappoint us.

I could not name many flowers but tulips of various colors are the main flowers at the garden along with carefully matched other annual flowers. Narcissus is another more common flower in the garden. 

Nicely matched flowers made the colors more striking, and then mono color cluster of flowers were equally awesome  - a sea of red, a field of purple or a garden full of white flowers.

What also caught my eyes were the sculptures in the garden which looked and felt differently in this setting - the kissing couple in the field of purple tulips, a girl surrounded by equally elegant white flowers, a women by the pond  with a mallard lazily swimming around.   

Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden is a new addition to the Arboretum. It was very impressive and we enjoyed the garden activities there very much - but it will take another post to describe our experience. 

It worth noting that we enjoyed the Arboretum for so many years, and we decided to become a member of the Arboretum to enjoy various programs throughout the year while supporting it.

In addition to the exquisite  feast to the eyes,we also indulged ourselves a bit with a Hawaiian fusion cuisine for dinner at Roy's  Restaurant - salad was great, entrees were good, and souffle was delicious. On the way home we were mesmerized by the huge yellow full moon, in the clear sky,  just above tree tops,  a fitting end to a great mini break. 

mahi mahi 

the full moon when we got home

1 comment:

  1. This is by far one of the best places to hang with friends, have great drinks (amazing beer selection), eat some great food, including the great lunch I had at event space San Francisco here. Prices are very reasonable and the pizza was awesome.