The Dallas Arboretum Pumpkin Village and Chihuly Glass Exhibit

Last week I took a trip to the Dallas Arboretum and spent the day sporting a gaping mouth and a camera glued to my face. I can't remember the last time I visited the arboretum but I am certain that I never appreciated its beauty until now. From the second I passed through the entrance I was surrounded by pumpkins in shapes, sizes, and colors I never knew existed. They were everywhere I looked, lining the pathways, piled around bales of hay, and placed in adorable stacks of three. The pumpkin village made me so giddy that I added "house made of pumpkins" to my list of dream homes. It was pure autumn magic! 
The Chihuly glass exhibit was just as enchanting. The glass sculptures were placed throughout the arboretum, popping up in unexpected places like ponds and hidden gardens. I couldn't stop taking pictures! I kept apologizing each time I stopped to snap a photo (a terrible habit of mine!) until I was bluntly told by my mom, "Stop apologizing! Take as many pictures as you want! It's all so beautiful." Clearly I took her advice because I came home with over 300 pictures on my camera. 

Talk about an escape! I am so glad I was able to experience the arboretum this season. Hopefully I can visit again and see it all decorated for the holidays!

Have you ever been to the arboretum? Do you have a garden like this near where you live?