Friday, October 26, 2012

Pumpkins, Gourds & Flowers, oh my!

Yesterday, I went to the Dallas Arboretum.  Lisa, Jennifer, and I went as my birthday outing.  We got a late start due to some court delays, so we stopped for lunch first.  I needed some make-up too, so we went to Neimans.  We ogled some purses, had lunch, I got some make-up and then we headed out to the arboretum (in the rain).

It was raining pretty good on the way over, but luckily, we only needed umbrellas for a few minutes.  Thankfully the sun never came out, because it was so humid, I'm pretty sure we would have melted. 

First, we made our way toward the Pumpkin Village...

I love how they made garland out of the mini-pumpkins...


These rose bushes were just stunning!  The roses on each bush varied in color from a coral, to a blush, to a purple hue...
It was Fall at the arboretum, and pumpkins, gourds, and mums are a large part of the visit.  However, they also have a Chihuly art exhibition going on.  I took so many pictures, I HAVE to make that it's whole separate post.  Here's a little sneak peak of Jennifer and Lisa in front of one of them (We discussed that it might be inspired by my hair.  Especially my hair in that humidity yesterday)!
Seriously, you will want to stay tuned for my Chihuly post.  All these pretty sights I featured in this post, have NOTHING on the Chihuly art. 


Emily said...

I absolutely LOVE Chihuly. He is one of my favorites. I also am ogling the pumpkin houses--I've never seen such a thing :)I think the idea of mini pumpkins as garland is fantastic!


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