Adventures at the Dallas Arboretum - Diversity, Beauty, Abundance (HUGE Pumpkin Photo Gallery and More)

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The odd convergence of Fall traditions and the beginning of the US “holiday season” (which seems to start directly after Halloween) made for a fun and interesting experience at the Dallas Arboretum over the weekend. I hope we have the chance to go back again one day. It was a great place.


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Between the pumpkins and the Christmas themes spread throughout the grounds, it was hard to tell which season we were in.


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There were two scavenger hunts going on throughout the park while we were there: a pumpkin identifier as well as a Twelve Days of Christmas themed hunt, as well. So random. I guess in American culture this isn’t random anymore, but I don’t think I’ll ever get used to the “holiday season” starting before Halloween has even occurred.


It’s still fall, y’all!


There were so many awesome installments of trees, flowers, and shrubs throughout the grounds, and even though it was incredibly windy, the weather felt nice (jacket weather is my favorite), and it was nice to spend time outside in the presence of such well-kept and diverse beauty.


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I love Elephant Ears and their varietals, and my mother always grew them when I was a kid, so I was immediately drawn to the massive installments throughout the arboretum.


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The Scientist standing under an Elephant Ear


The flowers were also completely gorgeous! Since I spent October either inside or playing shows, I didn’t get a chance to catch some of this vibrance while it was in Missouri...I’m glad I got to catch it in Texas.


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Beautiful Marigolds!

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In addition to a million other reasons, one of the things I love about traveling with The Scientist is that she knows so much about trees and plants and I’ve always been completely enamored with how much she knows about the world around us. When we first met, over ten years ago, I was blown away at her knowledge of the names and random information about what seemed to be every single tree and plant she saw. So cool. Here she is in her total element:

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...and this sculpture, dudes:

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Until this weekend, I’ve never seen so many different kinds of pumpkins in my life and wanted to share them with you here!!

Sidenote: I don’t have kids, so I have never been to a “pumpkin patch” where they do all the hay ride and pumpkin stuff (so if this is a common thing, I guess I’m just sheltered LMAO)...I’ve been to a real pumpkin farm, but they only grew one type of pumpkin, so this was a pretty cool treat.

These were some gems I knew you all would enjoy, so please check out the pumpkin gallery below!

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I really hope you enjoyed this look into the Dallas Arboretum. If you’re in the area, I highly recommend checking this place out. Highly accessible, tons of species of plants and trees and shrubs, beautiful area...everything’s bigger in Texas.


I will be covering some cool things from our Dallas trip in my next few posts including:

  • Dallas Museum of Art
  • Dallas Zoo
  • Museum of Geometric and Madi Art
  • TORI AMOS CONCERT (AHHHHH! Still freaking out about that one)
    ...and of course
  • Part 3 of Steemit Depression Vacation Series
  • DEBUT BEING RELEASED WORLDWIDE DEC 01

I hope you’ll join me for the rest of the adventures, and as I continue on with Gig Reflections, and other random installments of random. I’ve been saying it a lot lately, but thank you so much for hanging out with me here. It is nice to know I have a community behind me.

Yours,
Jess


All photos were taken and edited by me with an iPhone 6+ and using combinations of Adobe Photoshop Express and Adobe Lightroom for iOS, as a part of my artistic efforts to always maximize the potential of my resources at-hand.

Follow me @jessamynorchard for more adventures! I’m a full-time musician and blogger who is currently Steeming hard for my future.


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