Thursday, January 24, 2013

My Town {Dallas Arboretum}

Visions of the Dallas Arboretum first began in the early 1930s,
but it took nearly six decades before their gates opened.

 
Every year, for the last 10 years,
we have said that would be the year we would get around to going.
 It took us awhile, but last year was finally that year.

 
In October, when our nephew and his little family came for a visit,
we decided that it would be the perfect time to go to
the Dallas Arboretum, as the Chihuly exhibit was going on.

 
We arrived just at dusk, so as we walked about the grounds and the sun went down
the sculptures were lit up and glowed beautifully.

 
It was really cool.
Even the youngest of our party,
the seven month old,
enjoyed it.

 
The gardens themselves were gorgeous
and we will definitely be visiting several times a year from here on out.

 
I'm really looking forward to spring and Dallas Blooms,
as well as, going for a few concerts throughout
spring and summer.
 
Good times just waiting to be had.
 
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All photos Farmboy Photography
 


4 comments:

kandeland said...

very pretty! tell farmboy great pics! xo

Celeste Kemmerer said...

Nice! I wish we had an arboretum close by to visit. I really like Chihuly's work, too. Someday I want to see it in real like, not just pictures.

Sandy Camarda said...

Looks like pretty place :)

Charlene said...

LOVE the photos! Thanks for sharing as I sooooooooo wanted to see this exhibit. I saw the one in Atlanta but, this just didn't happen for me here. WHERE does time go? I guess traveling & working & buying a new house just eats time up. LOVE it all!
Charlene