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Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is perhaps my favorite arboretum in the U.S. And when it’s autumn, a tour of the grounds is so much fun. According to their website, “Over 65,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash come together to form the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village.”

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This year in the Pumpkin Village contained three pumpkin houses plus pumpkins galore. Many more pumpkins were spread around the 66 acres.

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Another asset of the Dallas Arboretum is its location on White Rock Lake. The infinity pool gives the illusion that it runs into the lake whereas it is perhaps a quarter of a mile from the lake.

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Bright splashes of flowers constantly attract the eye.

To view a slide show of my day at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, click on this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12497981@N03/sets/72157648928062517