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A Garden Stroll at Sunset

Garden Stroll 4Some years in mid-September Mother Nature provides a tantalizing hint of autumn with cool temps and a little rain for a few days.  This year it is still warm and dry so thank goodness for the Dallas Arboretum’s Garden of Music event a few days ago.  Such a perfect place to begin our stroll.  Would a little Al Di Meola playing acoustic guitar go well with your virtual garden stroll?  If yes, please click below.  .

Garden Stroll 1

As we walked from the parking lot to the entrance I noticed that everyone near us was smiling and relaxed as they greeted friends and chatted.  We had never been to the Arboretum in the evening so it was delightful to discover the charms of the gardens at the end of a day.  A talented harpist played just inside the entrance.   At the Pergola, Concert Stage and two other gardens there were artists playing guitar, saxaphone and drums.

Garden Stroll 3

One of our favorite places is Orchid Hollow near the great lawn.  Such a lovely place to sit on a bench and enjoy the tranquility of the little pond and sounds of water flowing over the rocks into the stream while birds sing in the trees.  When the misters start Bob and I snap lots of photos in our attempt to capture not only the beauty but also the soothing aah feeling of being there.   The Arboretum thoughtfully limited the number of members attending the event so there were plenty of places that were peaceful with sounds only from nature.

Garden Stroll 2

Restraint was definitely required because I wanted to sit down, take off my shoes and wiggle my toes in that refreshing stream.  It reminded me of a stream we sat beside in Steamboat Springs many autumns ago.

Garden Stroll 5

This vista captures everything I love about summer gardens with the combination of green lawn and trees, masses of blooms planted so that there was a sense of movement as our vision was carried from one bed to the next.

Garden Stroll 6

The Welcoming Water Wall is the last thing you see as you leave the Arboretum headed to the parking lots.  The sound of the trickling water and light breeze off White Rock Lake made for a pleasant end to the evening.

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10 Comments Post a comment
  1. bob bailiey #

    Awesome pics! Wow, so pretty and peaceful…I love it there!

    September 16, 2013
  2. I LOVED my stroll through the Dallas Arboretum and have already put it on my list of “Must Do’s” the next time I come to town. I love the way you combine delightful commentary and lovely pictures to give your readers the full experience. I am one of those people with an Iphone who never can remember to use the camera. I mean to. I say I want to. But I don’t do it. It’s much like my relationship with cooking. But that could change – though it better happen soon.

    September 14, 2013
    • Thank you Jim for your comment. We appreciate it. Also, you make us laugh and we are grateful.

      September 14, 2013
  3. Janice Wilson #

    Thanks! I enjoyed strolling with you… wonderful photos! And so happy to know y’all felt well enough to do it! Love you, Janice

    September 14, 2013
    • Wish you and Gary could have been there with us. Glad you enjoyed the virtual stroll. Love, Linda

      September 14, 2013
  4. Claudia Johnson #

    Quite enjoyable. Claudia

    September 14, 2013
    • Thank you Claudia. Hopefully the time will come when you, Ann, Lynn and I enjoy the Arboretum together.

      September 14, 2013
  5. Brenda #

    Ahhhh ….. perfect music selection, beautiful pictures and memories of a wonderful evening spent with good friends – what could be more perfect?

    September 14, 2013
    • I can’t think of a thing that would have made it better. Shared experiences with friends are the best.

      September 14, 2013

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