Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!!



What a great way to start this holiday morning--I took my Mother to the Dallas Arboretum. I wanted to see the crepe myrtles, which were beautiful, but of course we found lots of other wonderful things to see and smell as well!















This is one of the beautiful crepe myrtles. I think we saw one of every color. They were spectacular!










This is the little thatched roof cottage. It changes with every season, but always looks pretty.











This cute little house is in the pioneer village.
I could sit on this porch with a cup of coffee!













These marigolds were breath taking. I love oranges, so they were one of my favorites.











View of White Rock Lake. No deer around here, so statues will have to do!











The ducks were happy today...









...as were the butterflies!












And from my garden...at LAST....the rudbeckias are blooming!!


Happy 4th of July everyone. Have a safe weekend and good week.
God Bless America!

6 comments:

Perennial Gardener said...

Your Blackeye Susans are pretty. I love seeing masses of Crepe Myrtles. They are stunning when they are in full bloom. We have them planted everywhere here. They are common in parking lots and in the tree lawns. Happy 4th of July!

Meadowview Thymes said...

And you know they smell good! (can you tell I am really into fragrance!) : )
We only have 3 in front. They are not real pretty because we have to keep them trimmed so much.

JenningsJunk said...

I love your Arboretum pics and I'm so glad you got to experience the beauty with your mom. I'm hoping to get out there soon too, now I'm hoping to get out there sooner :-)

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I really miss the crepe myrtles this time of year. We don't have them here in Indiana like we did in Alabama.

misterreereeder said...

I see some nice changes to your blog. Great!!!

Jane Marie said...

I'd love to be able to visit an arboretum in another zone. I'll bet there are a whole bunch of flowers we don't have. For now, I enjoyed your tour.