Monday, November 2, 2009


When the rain went away it was replaced by warm fall days as what Texans call a "cold front" passed through. We love those cold fronts and so do the bees and butterflies.

Each day the garden is filled with them fluttering by on the still air.

Here is out new little butterfly, our granddaughter Ananya, in her third week of life. She can't help but learn about butterflies as her room is filled with them.

This beautiful mobile, made by a friend, hangs over her crib. It is exquisite, with birds and butterflies dancing overhead.

On Sunday we all went out to the Dallas Arboretum. The gardens were decked out in fall colors with pumpkins like you have never seen.

The summer plantings have been replaced by fall mums.

The leaves are turning but will never reach the fall intensity seen in northern gardens.
Our grandson, Savar, made friends with the armadillos.

And enjoyed pushing around the pumpkins that were floating in the water.

Children flocked around the pumpkin house which was surrounded by all manner of colored pumpkins. Weren't they all orange at one time? It was a glorious day to be out with the family.


  1. Jenny,
    Ananya is quite the beautiful little butterfly. Congratulations.
    Savar is a handsome young man, too. How proud you must be of them both.
    And what fun at the Arboretum. We didn't go as often as we should have, when we lived up there.

  2. What a beautiful granddaughter--congratulations, Jenny. Her room looks beautifully decorated too. There's a creative mama or papa behind that tree on the wall, I think.

    I'm envious that you got to the Dallas garden for the big pumpkin show. I've wanted to take the kids for the last couple of years, but it's just too far for a day trip.

  3. That's a heck of a lot of pumpkins! Lovely grandchildren you have.

  4. Oooo such pretty babies! That pumpkin house is so cool! That mobile is just to die for. Pretty, pretty.

  5. Well thanks for sharing the babies and the butterflies - (not to mention the pumpkins!). All sorts of fun in this post!

  6. Congratulations! What a pretty granddaughter! I love the birds in her room. Looks like your grandson had fun with all the pumkins...very cute!

  7. What beautiful pictures! And congratulations on such a sweet new baby in the family. Your grandson a cutie too. You really should send this to the Dallas Arboretum, you know. They would love it!

  8. Oh, what fun! Grandchildren and pumpkins and autumn... congratulations on the new little granddaughter, Jenny!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose