Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dallas Blooms

So I mentioned on Friday that I was thinking about treating myself to a trip to the Dallas Arboretum for Dallas Blooms.  I woke up bright and early and jumped in the shower.  I wanted to go, but I was really on the fence due to the weather.  It was gloomy and chilly and probably not the best day for it.  The weather was supposed to improve a bit later in the day, but I really just wanted to get over there early.  I bundled up and headed out.

For those of you that are not familiar with the Dallas Arboretum or Dallas Blooms here is a little recap straight from the brochure that is given out.....

2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the Dallas Arboretum's major floral festival Dallas Blooms.  Dallas Blooms is the Southwest's largest floral festival with both local residents and out-of-town visitors who come to enjoy  the breath taking gardens.  Dallas Blooms features 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs including tulips, daffodils, Dutch Iris and hyacinths, in addition to 100,000 pansies, violas, poppies and thousands of other spring-blooming annuals and perennials. 

Although I did snap a few photos with my phone, I took over 80 pictures with the "big girl camera".  I still have a lot of learning to do, and some pictures look washed out to me, but as of yet I am not sure how to correct that, but I will keep at it!  Don't worry, I won't share them all, but here is a photo dump of some of my favorites.

And just to prove that I was actually there...

It was cold and windy, not to mention DSLR selfies are no joke...but I tried!  Hope you enjoyed all the pictures, but they really don't do the flowers justice.  If you are in the DFW area and have the chance to go you should definitely make an outing of it.  It is beautiful and definitely worth it!  Dallas Blooms runs through April 6th.

I am linking up with Crystal and Amanda for Texas Tuesday....

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  1. Wow! Gorgeous! I'm so jealous of all your blooming flowers already!! You are right about DSLR selfies! Yours looks cute though! Thanks for sharing this bit of spring!

  2. I'm drooling over all those tulips! I love them so much. The selfie is cute!! You do look cold though.

  3. I love your selfie! :)
    And gorgeous photos. We have a great Botanical Gardens here that I love to wander around often.
    I need to just go by myself with my camera one of these days like you did :)

  4. This is gorgeous!!! I love all of the flowers. I need to find a botanical garden around here. I know there is one, but I've got no idea where!

    And I love the selfie :) They are so hard with dslrs! I don't even try anymore, because I'm worried I'll break it!

  5. Oh Wow - what beautiful pictures. Just love them all.

  6. Your photos are beautiful.
    I can't wait until we see some grass here, never mind flowers, teehee.
    I love your selfie :)
    Thank you for the gift, I received it yesterday.
    I can't seem to get on your blog though your comments on my blog?

  7. Wow, such gorgeous photos! Loving all of these photos. Nothing like that here, yet, but I know it's coming :)

  8. I found you at Holli's blog today and was drawn to the title of your post - Dallas Blooms. I live in Shreveport and will be spending the weekend in Dallas. Although I will be locked in at the Convention Center, I can dream about the beauty just down the street as so beautifully captured by your camera. Thank you for sharing these Dallas Blooms with us today.

  9. Even though you said it was cold and windy you took some amazing pictures. Everything is in bloom and looks like Spring is here!


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