Lo and I went to the Arboretum in Dallas this summer (luckily before the triple digit temps but it was still HOT!) We met some playgroup friends there and had a nice day wondering through the flowers and looking at the castle exhibit (it seems it was called something else but that is what I get for waiting so long to share). I took lots of pictures of the kids playing and managed to sneak in a few flowers too. As fall arrives and the water neglected trees, as a result of the water restrictions, start to die, I love looking back at these pictures and remember that once the landscape of our area was blooming, vibrant, and pretty. Not drab, dull, and brown.