With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought this would be a great time to share my recent visit to the Dallas Arboretum, for Autumn at the Arboretum. This is by far one of my favorite events that my husband and I attend each year.
This year, the festival included the popular one-acre Pumpkin Village that featured more than 75,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash (brought in from Floydada, Texas, The Pumpkin Capital of America), 4,500 Chrysanthemums, and 150,000 other fall blooming plants, creating a spectacular show of color.
I love how sweet potato vine was used to create this miniature tree.
The garden also had a special treat this year with Gary Lee Price’s “Great Contributors” Bronze Statues on display throughout the garden until Nov 27th. The gallery includes life-size bronze sculptures of Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Claude Monet, Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, Mark Twain and the Wright Brothers.
George Washington - The "Father of Our Country"
Chrysanthemum & Copper Plant was abundant throughout the garden.
Gerbera Daisies just make me happy!
Mark Twain III
The gardens were filled with beautiful Monarch butterflies as they migrate to Mexico for the winter.
Fun Fact: Did you know it takes Monarchs four generations to make the trek from Canada to Mexico, then back to Canada again.
This was a fun shot of a bee I took with my new zoom lens. I recently purchase a new camera and had fun playing with my different lenses during my visit.
Fall is such a beautiful time of the year, I hope that you will take some time to get outdoor and enjoy the natural beauty around you.