Monday, October 18, 2010

Surrounded by Beauty



Last week I was so excited to make my first visit to the arboretum. It far exceeded my expectations. I have never seen such beauty. The arboretum is 66 acres on White Rock Lake and every inch of it is manicured to perfection. 150,000 fall blooming flowers including chrysanthemums, salvia, coleus, ornamental grasses and impatiens.

In addition to all of the flowers; currently it is Autumn at the Arboretum, The Great Pumpkin Festival thru November 14.



There are beautiful tree covered lanes, lined with pumpkins.....
















Come on guys....hurry up!














See the Only Pumpkin Village in the World!
Each year the pumpkin festival gets bigger and better and this year is no exception! Don’t miss the Storybook Pumpkin Village, the only pumpkin village in the world, with four walk-through houses made completely out of pumpkins. Each house will represent a children’s book that features pumpkins in the story. The houses will be surrounded by thousands of pumpkins and decorative gourds as well as The Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch where guests can pick out and purchase pumpkins for their family decorations.


Aren't they precious?










So many pumpkins....
And all sooooo heavy




Thank You Nanny, that one is just right!

I can't wait to go back again! I am sure every season is filled with color and beauty.
Nanny

19 comments:

Solar Powered said...

What a great post! We got very lucky to have that pumpkin village to ourselves. Saturday was a madhouse!

Tasha said...

How pretty! I love all of the pumpkin pictures! It looks like someone had a blast with her Nanny! It's too cute that she's trying to pick up all of the pumpkins!

Rose said...

even though I'm an adult, the wonder of it all, fantastic. great photos. rose

Deb said...

I want to go before it's over with...I've been in the spring...we went to the pumpkin patch in Flower Mound yesterday...it was fun...

Tricia said...

My goodness, that looks like a lot of work went into making it so very beautiful!!!

Marguerite said...

Gorgeous place! Love the pumpkin lined lanes and village! And little Lila is so cute in her pumpkin outfit! Cher be'be'!

MarieElizabeth said...

Wow, how fun! I've never seen anything quite like that before. I love the photo with the trees and pumpkin lined street. Adorable.

grammy said...

Oh Man
I love love love pumpkins
how cool that place is
looks like a wonderful time (o:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh Nanny, what a marvelous place! I don't think I've ever seen anything so magical as those pumpkin lined streets and storybook houses. The designer of the pumpkin festival was so imaginative! That is a sweet photo of Lila showing you the pumpkin she picked out. ;)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Nanny, those are wonderful photos and a wonderful post!! I love the Arboretum and it holds a special significance for Amanda this time of year! =) Tomorrow I have to say goodbye... I sure am dreading it.

Jill said...

What a magical place! Just amazing! The pumpkin "flowers" are so ingenius.

LOVE little ladies outfit and cute ballet flats! Precious!

Jill said...

Ooops, I abhor bad spelling...ingenious.

;)

lindsaydenice said...

so glad you loved it... i agree with carrie - saturday was a MADHOUSE!

Amanda said...

I love the arboretum. It holds a special place in my heart - Jerry and I got engaged there. He proposed after we had a picnic nine years and two days ago. =)

Love all of your pics - especially the ones of your sweet grandbaby! Thank you for sharing the pumpkin village.

Julie Harward said...

Every season does bring us such joy and blessings! I loved all of this and I wish I could go there..what an awesome place! :D

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Great Photos! My grandkids would love to visit a pumpkin festival :-)

~Ron

Kat said...

Wow! What a gorgeous (and very unique) place. I would love to see it myself.

Hugs,
Kat

Alison said...

what a fun tradition to start!

Southern Lady said...

Nanny, what a magical place. Thank you for sharing it with us ... and also your precious little Lila "pumpkin." I loved the pictures of her tiny feet in your previous post, too.