Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saturday at the Arboretum

My sister was in town this weekend so Mother and I decided to take her to the Dallas Arboretum.
I even saw a special friend there..
jenningsjunk was there with her mom and 2 cute nephews! (we always knew one day we would run into each other!)

We saw lots of things to remind us of fall..







Like a pumpkin house...


and a horse made of straw...












there were even pumpkins floating in a pond!












there was purple...




























there were pinks and reds...



























there was white...











and there was yellow
there were butterflies...












there were ponds,
with fish...













And there was a wonderful cottage garden
outside a cute pioneer cabin.
It was a perfect day to spend in the garden!

16 comments:

tina said...

An absolutely perfect day. Love that pumpkin house and floating pumpkins. Who knew pumpkins floated?

JenningsJunk said...

It was a GORGEOUS day wasn't it!!!! Looks like y'all had as good a time as we did!!!

Meadowview Thymes said...

Tina--and who would have ever guessed they would float?
It was a beautiful fall day!

jj-wasn't it a wonderful day! And it was so great running into you and your mom and cute, cute nephews!

Nola @ Alamo North said...

Gosh, I haven't been to the arboretum in ages, this makes me want to go. I cannot believe pumpkins float!

Meadowview Thymes said...

Hi Nola--we go to the Arboretum several times a year because we live so close and have a membership. Maybe the garden bloggers from our area should meet here sometime!

Susie said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful day! I love that pumpkin house and the floating pumpkins.

Also, that's a beautiful patch of asters!

perennialgardener said...

Beautiful gardens to spend a day in Linda! The pumpkin house & floating pumpkins are very creative touches for the fall. Lots of beautiful blooms still too.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Susie-can you believe pumpkins float! Who knew! :)
The asters were all over in hugh mounds--they were beautiful!

Racquel there were so many touches of fall--especially with the pumpkins and gourds. It was a wonderful morning!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

A pumpkin house and they float! Wow of wow! Thanks for sharing.
Brenda

Meadowview Thymes said...

Glad to share the pictures Brenda!
The pumpkins were really cool!

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Mom was just saying we need to visit the arboretum. I heard about the pumpkin house. Cute idea. Sounds like a great visit.

Debbi

Meadowview Thymes said...

Oh Debbi, you should visit. It's so pretty this time of year. My pictures do not do it justice--there is so much to see. And all the pumpkins add so much to the fall look.

misterreereeder said...

After checking jenningsjunk's blog, I suspected I would see one by you as well. You had some great photos as well. There sure were some great colors and you did a good job capturing them.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Thanks mr--it was a great day at the Arboretum!

Northern Shade said...

It looks like you had a fun day with family at the arboretum. I like the photo of all the pumpkin kids playing in the shallow end of the pool. I think the only dive they'll know how to do is the cannonball.

Meadowview Thymes said...

northern shade--that's funny! Can you believe pumpkins float? And all they wanted was a good swim! :)