Friday, May 14, 2010

Dallas Blooms!

The Dallas Arboretum is located on the grounds of the DeGolyer and Camp Estates.
The gardens first opened to the public in 1984.
It is located only a few miles from our previous home, and quickly became a favorite spot of mine.

Overlooking White Rock Lake, the gardens now cover approximately 66 acres.

Dallas Blooms, held each year by the Arboretum, marks the beginning of spring for many of us!
Over 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs burst forth in glorious color.
In addition, there are pansies, azaleas, cherry blossoms and an assortment of other flowering plants and trees.

This year's theme was Fiesta de las Flores.
It featured brighter and warmer colors of blooms, instead of pastel hues.

Ferdinand the Bull, a topiary towering twelve feet tall,
was a highlight of the festival!

But the main focus is still on the massive plantings of tulips!

Yet, some of my most favorite parts of the gardens do not involve flowers at all.

There are many spaces . . .

perfect for resting,


and reflecting.

There is also the background which has become a favorite . . .

for many a bridal or other formal photograph.
Could there be a more lovely frame?

By now, these blooms have all faded away. 

I am a little late in sharing them with you.

 I hope they brightened your day as much now, as they did mine on the day I strolled through the gardens of the Dallas Arboretum!


Jeannie B. said...

Wow! I didn't think of Dallas as being so beautiful!! Lovely.

Rettabug said...

I wish we would have known about this area when we had kids living in the Dallas area! I would have loved to have visited it. Such stunning gardens & views...♥ that picture frame like arch!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos, Jan.
Hope your DH is doing better.


Anonymous said...

Jan, your pictures took my breath away. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful spot in Dallas with those of us who cannot go. I'm happy you and your dear hubby are doing better.
Cathy T.

Robin Hart said...

I never made it out there when I lived there, I sure wish I had as those are gorgeous pictures.

Kathy V said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing! We didn't make it to Dallas Blooms this year. We used to go every year when the kids were smaller. The Dallas Arboretum is definitely a shining star and worth visiting if you are in the area.

Joan said...

Oh, Jan, a stroll through such a beautiful arboretum is a much nicer way to spend the day than worrying in the hospital! Beautiful photographs, as you always do so well!

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