On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Arboretum Monday

We knew when we planned our trip that the forecast was for 97 degrees, so I am not sure what motivated us to load up the van and go for our Fall trip to the Arboretum. Oh, but wait, what is a little heat in light of our long time friendship, tradition, anxious for Fall to be here and pumpkins everywhere?! Yes, we could tough it for a girls' day out!

It was a good day in spite of the heat. Liz brought along a new friend, Jessica, who fit right in immediately.

Just after we stepped inside the arboretum and stood trying to decide which direction to take, we heard screams and ran over to see what was causing the commotion. A little boy about two years old had stepped into a bed of fire ants. These creatures move quickly and they were all inside his socks, going up his legs and feasting on that sweet boy. I ran for help and Victoria pulled out her trusty bag of oils to offer Lavender to the Mom for the bites. The little boy didn't want anything on him, but the Lavender did work to soothe. That is nice information to store away and hopefully, not ever have to use.

Liz and her sweet friend, Jessica

Traditional pic in front of "that tree."

(I should gather up all our pictures from the past few years just to see the changes that have occurred in each of us!)

This sweet girl belonged to the kind lady who took our pic.
She was a doll.

Another favorite tree

Orange everywhere.

We had lunch at the DeGolyer House which is always pleasant. Today, at the table across from us, the wait staff were helping this young lady announce to her husband that they were going to have a baby. So sweet and the young man and woman were happily hugging each other, crying tears of joy. It was a sweet moment, so rather than go over and bluntly ask to take a pic, I snuck this in from across the way.

A harpist provided the background music.
Beautiful music, beautiful harp,
beautiful young lady.

The Three Amigos in Cinderella's carriage.

A better look at the carriage.

Pumpkins everywhere.
I would be interested in knowing how many pumpkins
are spread out over the Arboretum.
The sign out front proclaims them "gourdgeous!"

We will be going back in a couple of weeks or whenever it cools down, whichever comes first! Today was HOT, HOT, HOT!! 97 degrees in Dallas. It's hot out there.


Susie said...

Nonnie, You look so cute. I loved this place....all those wonderful pumpkins and gourds. The carriage was so pretty. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Melanie said...

It looks like a delightful day even if it was so hot. Poor little tyke with the fire ants. I didn't know that lavender oil would give relief. And how sweet to happen upon the couple celebrating the coming of their baby. All in all, I think you had a delightful day!

Aritha said...

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful moments out your life.

Visits With Mary said...

That was a nice place for a girls day out. Enjoyed all the pictures!

Karen said...

A lovely place to visit. I would have loved the harp music.

Terri D said...

What a gorgeous place for a girls' get-away! I agree that cooler temps would be more to my liking, but the weather doesn't matter when good friends gather!

Joyful said...

A delightful series of photos. What an interesting pumpkin patch too. I cannot imagine it being so warm and the pumpkins are all ready. Typically here we are in cooler weather when the pumpkin patch gets visited. It's a shame the little boy suffered from so many ant but good thing the young lady had her essential oil ready.

Jill said...

Oh I just love all your pictures! That poor by though... those ants can be nasty! Very fortunate to have the lavender on hand! I absolutely love harp music...so soothing! Have a wonderful weekend!


Debbie said...

Oh everything about this (except the poor little guy with the ant attack!) just sounds and looks wonderful. It's been pretty hot here too the last couple of days...97 yesterday, yuck! I love harp music! We hired one for our daughters wedding, and it was just sooo good! Hope you have a good rest of your week!

Summer said...

Happy Fall! Love your pretty photos ♥