Thursday, July 31, 2014

A cool day in July

Looking at cleomes
Surely this July in Dallas has set some sort of record for low temperatures.  Even as I sit here writing, the windows are open!  In the middle of summer, in Texas!  No air conditioning on!  Earlier this month Mr. C and I took advantage of another similar day to stroll around the Arboretum, and I can't resist posting a few more photos.  Just as I can't resist snapping photos every time I go there, capturing that day's ephemeral beauty.  There's always something different in bloom or at its prime, as well as changing seasonal plantings.  I especially like browsing the two trial gardens.  That's where we came across the little bunny who seemed unfazed by the attention.  It's not the first time we've spied one there.  I do wonder how the Arboretum handles their wild visitors, such as raccoons, who are no respecters of gardens. Obviously, it's all those not-quite-behind-the-scenes hands toiling to keep this piece of Dallas always perfectly photogenic.
Ornamental peppers
Gebera daisies
Hardy hibiscus

Some type of lily?


  1. Hi Julia! Beautiful gardens, and that bunny is so tame.

  2. Lovely pictures. And such lovely weather to be outside! Hope you're having a great summer.