Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Disappointing Trip

Artscape at the Dallas Arboretum had a lot of potential. Unfortunately the weather precluded any good news. Saturday was cold and rainy with very few patrons braving the miserable conditions. Sunday morning found about four inches of snow on everything. Thank goodness the tent withstood the weight of the heavy wet snow! Everyone was discouraged and we all packed up in the cold and wet and mud. The lovely flowers at the Arboretum took a real beating!

Despite the disappointing turnout and limited sales, my two new items were well received on this trip. It's always nice when my vision is appreciated by others. So now birdbaths and shepherd's crooks are on my to-do list.

I checked the migration sighting page (www.hummingbirds.net/map.html) today and the ruby-throated hummers are making progress northward. It's really an amazing journey that they make!

Looking forward to the Art Show at Queeny Park in April. And just received word that we're accepted again for Artsfest on Walnut Street in Springfield, MO, in May. Yay!

Hummingbird fact for today: The beauty, fearlessness, and near-magical qualities of hummers have long attracted human admirers--from the Aztecs, who believed fallen warriors were reborn as hummingbirds, to modern Americans, who view them more as fairy tale characters than as wild animals.

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