Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fall at the Arboretum

I took a break from my hectic schedule to visit the Dallas Arboretum last week. It was so pretty and fallish! Join me for a short tour...
The little cottage was cute and cozy like always..
and the giant lilies were still floating on the pond.
The water wise area was blooming and looking happy,
but the real show this trip were the beautiful fall flowers and..all the PUMPKINS!!

There were houses made of pumpkins..















There were beds bordered by white pumpkins,
and beds bordered by orange pumpkins!
There was a German cafe surrounded by hay bales and pumpkins.

Who knew pumpkins grew on sweet potato vines! : )
There were pumpkins stacked up every-
where!
There is always something wonderful to see at the Arboretum-even if you just want to sit and relax.
Of course of all those pumpkins-this
little
"punkin"
was my favorite!

16 comments:

misterreereeder said...

I certainly see why you have a favorite 'punkin' ;-)

JenningsJunk said...

Wonderful pictures! you picked a great place to break away for a little while. Mom and I made her first trip out there in over a year at the beginning of the month and we enjoyed it soooooooo much!!!!

Susie said...

Is that your grandbaby? He is a cutie!

Love the tour Linda. The pumpkin cottage is really neat to see.

tina said...

What a sweetie! Such a super great day out with the grandkid!

Meadowview Thymes said...

MR--tee/hee, yep--he is a cutie!

JJ--actually I have been twice now and have 1 more trip planned AND I am working out there for MG on
11-6 & 7!! Yea!!

Yes Susie, that is Adam. That pumpkin house was my favorite one as it was gourds in with the orange pumpkins. It was so cool!

Tina--it was a good time to

Meadowview Thymes said...

Sorry Tina, blogger decided to post while I was still typing! :)
It was a good time for me to get away and relax. Adam loved the pumpkins!

Lola said...

Awesome. I can see why you enjoyed it so much. That little "punkin" in the last pic is the cutest of them all.

Northern Shade said...

Those are fun Fall displays. Adam looks like a big pumpkin fan, so happy to be in amongst the pumpkin pile and spending time with Grandma.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Thanks Lola--Adam is sure a cutie! (And the Arboretum IS wonderful!)

Northen Shade--Adam loved climbing on all the pumpkins in the children's area. The Arboretum is always pretty, but especially in fall.

Racquel said...

What a cutie lil punkin! :) Wow the Arboretum really goes all out for the fall season. That's alot of pumpkins, love how they used them as edging.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Thanks Racquel. Yes, the Arboretum does go all out on pumpkins. Someone said it was the largest group of pumpkins at a public garden like this. Wonder what they do with all of them when Fall Blooms is over??

Balisha said...

What a cutie...This fall display is outstanding. I wish we had more in our area that went all out in the fall.
I'm so glad to have you back on my list.We have so much in common...even the books we love. Balisha

Meadowview Thymes said...

Balisha, I have to apologize for not commenting more. I read your blog all the time as I do others, but life has just gotten so busy lately I can't find the time (or energy!) to comment!
I love fall and everything that goes with it. To me there is such an excitement in the air--but yet a sadness at the same time. sigh...

Msrobin said...

Love, love, love all the pumpkin borders, but the pumpkin house is fabulous!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Linda that was just absolutely gorgeous ! I love seeing all those pumpkins and surrounding such a pretty place .. what a cutie in the middle of it all too .. I bet that will make the little pumpkin always remember Autumn in a wonderful memory!
Joy : )

Lola said...

Oh, beware of the ghosts & goblins.
Hope all is well.