Generally speaking I don't really care for zoos. I just don't like to see to see animals pacing up and down in cages or large birds unable to spread their wings. It was fun, however, to get up close and personal with the giraffes. Not that we paid $5 for 6 lettuce leaves to feed them, but plenty did!
It was a little bit of a zoo the next day when David and I went to the Dallas Arboretum to see the Chihuily exhibit. We were warned by our son that it would likely be another zoo and it was! It was a gorgeous morning following a stormy night. I think the whole of Dallas had turned out and with a long queue to get into an already full parking lot we opted to park in the shuttle parking lot. We were glad we did. The shuttle dropped us at an entrance away from the main gate and we were quickly inside the arboretum finding ourselves near the pumpkin patch area. I immediately forgot why we had come.
What a fun pumpkin patch. Remember the days when pumpkins were all orange and round?
My favorite was cinderella's carriage drawn by two beautiful horses made from dwarf mondo grass and Mexican feather grass.
I really wanted to get in that carriage to have my photograph taken but... it was just a pumpkin pile for me.
Duck gourds in a sea of white pumpkins.
As we left the patch I remembered why we had come. Chihuily.
|Neodymium & Blue Reeds|
|Float boat & Carnival Boat|
|Aqua Blue and Amber Chandelier|
|Yellow Icicle Tower|