Monday, October 5, 2015

AMAZING FALL...DALLAS ARBORETUM & BOTANICAL GARDEN

Welcome to TLB's first Tuesday blog!

The new schedule may take a bit of getting used to, but I believe it will work out quite nicely. The next 8-10 months are going to be quite busy in many ways for me.

Hubby and I did a little more acclimating over the weekend. We ventured to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. What a pleasant surprise it was for us! 

The day was simply lovely......the temperature was perfect and our tour was breathtaking! The colors and creations were outstanding! The talented artisans are to be commended on the painstakingly executed buildings and grounds that simply take your breath away.

Here is one example.......and yes, these horses are made from corn stalks!




As we walked the flagstone paths, many were lined with brilliant orange pumpkins that almost felt like they were lighting our way. The mixture of marigolds in orange and golden yellow were such a lovely compliment to the lush green trees and manicured lawns. I loved the touches of purple grasses, not only for their soft flowy effect, but they made such a beautiful backdrop with the bright orange pumpkins in the foreground.


As we walked under a canopy of very old Crepe Myrtle trees, we were given a bit of a reprieve from the warm sunshine. Their willowy winding branches are so lovely. There were many young girls having photos taken in their beautiful gowns. WOW....simply beautiful!



The burgundy of the Thai plant and the variation of fall like foliage from the Mammy Crotons, gave me an idea for my Florida home pots next year!



There was a beautiful Spanish Colonial Revival Style building on the grounds that
serves as a terrific place for executive retreats. I LOVE this architecture. Take a look at
that door!


A little more fun for the kiddies......



Please take a good look at this house! It is completely made of corn cobs! Just amazing!



The thatched roof was amazing too. I used a darker lens so that you are able to actually see the detail in the roof. 



We stopped for lunch and then headed in a different direction. The sun was still shining brightly, and as we wound around a bend we came upon this lovely setting all set for some very special couple's perfect wedding day!




Hubby and I both spoke of how wonderful that this young couple
was able to be married in such a gorgeous setting on 
a day that could not have been more perfect.

If you live in the Dallas area, you owe it to yourself and/or
your children/grandchildren, to spend the afternoon in this 
childlike wonderland of color and wondrous beauty!

I hope you enjoyed the blog today!

 Please share with us your
favorite Fall day!

Katheen