I know there’s been a bit of controversy surrounding the lovely Dallas Arboretum lately. As you may or may not know, there have been protests over the arboretum’s plans to mow a prairie and wildflower area at White Rock Lake in order to create temporary parking for arboretum visitors. While tensions have been a bit high, for now it looks like the land will stay in it’s natural state. So now that the protests are over, I want to encourage you to go. Why? Because not only is Springtime such a beautiful time to view all the blooms and perhaps enjoy one of the family friendly concerts on the lawn by the lake, but also because until December 31, there is a charming exhibit of playhouses on display there. This exhibit entitled, “Small Houses of Great Artists”, is a joint effort by four local architects, Hoebeke Builders and La foofaraw interior design to create five little play houses which represent the works and location of artists Claude Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe, Vincent Van Gogh, Georges Seurat and Pablo Picasso. As you stroll along the pretty paths of the arboretum, you’ll find these little houses are placed in different gardens throughout. I can’t imagine a much sweeter way to spend a day!