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Dallas Arboretum

January 10, 2017 Leave a comment

So we’re dog sitting for our daughter, who lives close to the Dallas Arboretum.  And we have a membership which will expire soon.  And the cold weather has magically transformed to warm.. today’s high will be around 75 degrees.  Sweet!

So, we went for a little walk through the Arboretum.  There wasn’t much to see, the Christmas exhibits are being torn down.  And much of the plants are being transitioned from winter to spring, so there was a lot of dead and dying plants as well as new plantings.  Nevertheless, there was some color, so we did snap a few images.

Looking forward to later in the spring time!

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Dogs, and Arboretum

February 28, 2016 1 comment

Spring is starting in Dallas area!  Today, Stacy and Dallas invited us over for a brunch and to go over wedding plans.  As usual, good food, family company, and things to look forward to!

The weather was so nice I just had to take a few pictures of the dogs playing outside.  After that, we made a little side trip to the Dallas Arboretum to look at all the flowers springing up.  The Arboretum is a favorite place for us to go multiple time during the year.

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Hyacinths look and smell great!

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A pink tulip, subtle in the colors

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Pansies always look like they have a face

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Double flower

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A little waterfall

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Even cherry blossoms

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Even Benjamin Franklin looks pleased

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Bright colored tulips

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Colorful flower beds

 

Tulip time at the Arboretum

March 29, 2014 Leave a comment

It’s tulip time at the Dallas Arboretum so we joined Stacy and Dallas for a nice picnic lunch and tulip viewing session. We had a great time until rain eventually drove us out. But the colors of the tulips, and the large plantings and layout, were beautiful. Some images:

Contrast between tulips and flowering trees

Contrast between tulips and flowering trees

Varied colors

Varied colors

Singlung one out

Singling one out from the group

Pansies hold their own

Pansies hold their own

In honor of my birth country -- orange tulip

In honor of my birth country — orange tulip

Unique purple tulip

Unique purple tulip

Red tulip closeup

Red tulip closeup

Green pistils

Green pistils

A lonely white tulip

A lonely white tulip

Inside a tulip

Inside a tulip

Fall in the arboretum

December 5, 2013 Leave a comment

With the approaching winter storm, it was a great day for a fall visit to the Dallas Arboretum.  And it was a great day, although the Christmas decorations were not out yet.  But the arboretum is great in any weather!

Halloween leftovers

Halloween leftovers

Fall colors

Fall colors

Broad leaves

Broad leaves

Fountain

Fountain

Statue vs. real life

Statue vs. real life

Check out the bee....

Check out the bee….

These guys will get cold tomorrow

These guys will get cold tomorrow

Butterfly on flower

Butterfly on flower

Waterfall

Waterfall

Japanese maple

Japanese maple

Oak tree in fall color

Oak tree in fall color

Fall flower

Fall flower

Children's play area

Children’s play area

Promenade

Promenade

Decorative cabbage

Decorative cabbage

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A day at the arboretum

October 23, 2013 2 comments

We joined the Dallas Arboretum this year, and with the weather being just about perfect, we spent a day in the Arboretum.  Fall is approaching, but right now the focus is on Halloween.  Pumpkins everywhere, and the dominant color is orange.  But there were enough of the old exhibits still there to keep it balanced overall.  Nice day for pictures!

A wall of purple

A wall of purple

The new Arboretum logo in pumpkins -- 4,000 of them

The new Arboretum logo in pumpkins — 4,000 of them

Using pumpkins to make a design

Using pumpkins to make a design

A house built from multicolored pumpkins

A house built from multicolored pumpkins

A variety of pumpkins

A variety of pumpkins

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Water lilies

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Drops of water on a leaf

Looking over the reflection pond

Looking over the reflection pond

A colorful gerbera

A colorful gerbera daisy

The old homestead

The old homestead

Chihuly Exhibit in Dallas

December 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Dale Chihuly is an internationally know artist whose medium is glass.  Al sizes, all colors, all shapes.  Some subtle, some even bizarre.  Currently, there is an exhibit of his work in the Dallas Arboretum.  Here, hundreds of his glass “shapes” are installed as a complement (and sometimes as a contrast) to the plants.  His works are scattered throughout the 66 acre arboretum.

The exhibit is immensely popular.  Even though the dates have been extended twice, it is always busy.  And the night time exhibits — when the glass is lit up — has been sold out every evening.  No matter when you go, you’ll find it busy — and many people carry some pretty darn impressive photo gear!

We managed to get in one night, and in the daytime twice.  I took different cameras just to compare them, it is a great place to take pictures.  Below is an album of some of the images I took, ending with some flowers… after all, it is an arboretum!

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