23 March 2016

Wandering Wednesday~Dallas Arboretum

I cannot think of a better place to wander than through an Arboretum.

Where birds sing melodically, and sweet, soft fragrances linger on a gentle Spring 

breeze.

No one is in a rush, in fact strolling is encouraged.

It all feels like the good old days...a tranquil paradise where one's soul can rest.

Please join me and then tell me, where you have wandered this past week?




The Arboretum is a series of gardens and fountains with a view of White Rock Lake and

the downtown Dallas skyline.



The majority of the grounds were once part of a 44-acre estate known as Rancho Encinal, built for geophysicist Everette Lee  DeGolyer and his wife Nell.
Nell's interests included her wonderful flower gardens.



The DeGolyer home is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.





Dallas Blooms  is the largest floral festival in the Southwest, with gardens that explode with
over 500,000 blooms.



In 2015 it was named by Fodor's Travel as one of America's best Spring Floral Festivals.






It truly is Artistry in Nature.




Just when you think you have seen the very best of the best, you turn a corner and gasp once again.




Now, where have you wandered this week, I would love to hear...

xoxox

Please Join Me~

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Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.

18 comments:

  1. What a beautiful way to spend a day!

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  2. To have this much beauty surrounding you....as much as I love flower beds that go one forever, there is something overlooked with hedge and shrub gardens that draw me in. I love that potted boxwood and can see them flanking your entry walkways to your home. I bet you took tins of inspiring foto's that will inspire the years of growth that will take place on the grounds of your beautiful home setting.

    Thank you for the garden tour and always thanking you for your grace and beauty you add in visits to my place.

    See you soon.

    Xx
    Dore

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  3. Beautiful photos...thank you for sharing. The bright colors were just what I needed as I look out my window at this dreary day here with all the tree branches still bare!

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  4. Lovely photo tour of the arboretum. I have not walked through an arboretum in quite a few years. The flowers are gorgeous in color and vibrancy!
    This week we wandered through the quaint shops, beaches and woods of Martha's Vineyard as you know. Walking a deserted beach and path through the woods is so soothing to the soul. We didn't run into one other person. Dreaming of living closer to a coastal area....thanks for your photo tour my friend! Xoxo
    Linda

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  5. Lovely photo tour of the arboretum. I have not walked through an arboretum in quite a few years. The flowers are gorgeous in color and vibrancy!
    This week we wandered through the quaint shops, beaches and woods of Martha's Vineyard as you know. Walking a deserted beach and path through the woods is so soothing to the soul. We didn't run into one other person. Dreaming of living closer to a coastal area....thanks for your photo tour my friend! Xoxo
    Linda

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  6. Gorgeous! I am putting this on my schedule for next spring. We have so much beauty in our state, it's fun to keep up with everything that is going on. I'm headed up to see the Bluebonnets this weekend. Thanks for a lovely tour!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  7. Well I've just spent a very enjoyable time reading through your post and looking at your wonderful photo's.
    I have just been out locally and the daffodils are looking great.

    All the best Jan

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  8. Oh my. I love tulips they are my favorite and those are beautiful.

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  9. I love tulips so much...what a treat to stroll thru the arboretum in springtime. Everything is so fresh and new...it really renews the spirit!

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  10. Wander through a field full of tulips?? Oh yes please!! ; )

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  11. Well I learned something from this post, Joyce. I've been going to the Arboretum my whole life but didn't remember the Rancho Encinal name. I'm sure I heard it at some point in time. When I was younger we all called it the DeGolyer Estate before we started calling it the Arboretum. One of my favorite places in Dallas!

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  12. Truly enjoyed my stroll through the Arboretum with your beautiful photo essay.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  13. GOod morning dear Jemma! Flowers, old structures, what more could you want on an early spring day to revive the senses! Lovely place and your photos give off a sense of appreciation and praise. OH SPRING IS HERE!!!!!!

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  14. I've been to the Arboretum a couple of times. It is truly spectacular. Thanks for sharing the beautiful blooms!

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  15. I've been to the Arboretum for a early fall wedding and it was beautiful. After seeing your photos I know I must go in the spring! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Truly a lovely place to visit. All of the flowers are gorgeous. Tulips are a favorite. Taking in all of the beauty refreshes our souls and makes us appreciate the beauty around us. Thanks for sharing this delightful place. Xoxo

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  17. I think Dallas must have one of the prettiest arboretums in the country! It truly is something to behold!

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  18. Rick's headed to Dallas next week to see his mom -- I suspect if I was going along I would drag him to the arboretum! It's glorious!

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