There’s the old saw that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, in the case of the Dallas Arboretum’s Dallas Blooms, it ain’t true. And the patrons and friends of the Arboretum can attest to that.
Sure, the colors are those that artist try to perfect on their palettes. But those colors can’t release the incredible natural fragrances and 3D-feel found in the acres overlooking White Rock.
And there are the sounds of the nesting birds bickering with the “I am very special” squirrels, who don’t give nary mind of the guests as they search for nuts.
Tuesday, March 25, there was just the slightest chill in the air as the tulips saluted the setting sun and guests took mini-bus tours of the grounds.
The two mammoth peacocks presided over the grounds surrounded by a court of blossoms in waiting.
As guests like Bank of America’s Kathy and Richard Holt and Gillian and Mark Breidenbach were being congratulated about the B of A’s extending Dallas Blooms to Easter, April 13, Arboretum VP Terry Lendecker was enjoying a real coup. Seems the Weather Channel was looking for a “first days of spring angle.” Unfortunately, the tried-and-true Washington D.C.’s cherry blossoms were shivering from a cold shoulder from Ma Nature. On the other hand, the Dallas Arboretum’s cherry blossoms were in overload with white flowers and waiting for their closeups . . . and got them.
Additional photos of Dallas Blooms can be found at MySweetCharity Photo Gallery. For the real thing, take a stroll among the floral wonders at the Dallas Arboretum.