Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Lake

I am still posting pictures from my trip to the Dallas Arboretum on Tuesday.
This spot had a plaque saying it was the Poetry Garden. With the benches around and the privacy walls it seemed more like a Meditation Garden to me. I liked it, whatever the name
The shady walk across this bridge was inviting. By the way the parking lot was very full, but notice you don't feel crowed once it the park. It is enormous.
One more plant. Not sure of it's proper name, but these snowball trees were in full bloom in the park. Oh, and you can see the lake in the distance.
White Rock Creek was damned up in 1911 to form this lake on Dallas's east side and became it's playground. There is also a large park on one side of the lake with picnic tables and miles of walking and jogging trails. There is even a spooky story of a ghost. The Lady of White Rock Lake.
See that large white house across the lake?
Zooming in closer might help. This 10,000 square foot estate, on the lakeside, was home to the famous H.L. Hunt. You can read more about him : HERE. One thing that I never knew is that the character J.R Ewing on the television series Dallas, back in the 70's (?), was loosely based on H.L.

meanwhile back to the hills of Spain

Ernie, who I have been following on his Camino journey, reports his best day yet. Trekking from Sarria to Potomarin.
I especially liked this shot he took..


  1. Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

  2. I love seeing all those blooms! It sure looks like spring there. It's clouding up here - maybe rain, maybe snow...

  3. Spring certainly feels well established there. Beautiful shots, Janey!

  4. A country women at work - her husband was probably sleeping in the hayloft whilst she did all the jobs.

  5. it is lovely. and it's been years since i visited the arboretum.

  6. What a spectacular place to visit. A paradise for photographers.

  7. Your friend's photos are great to see.

  8. What a beautiful place to visit. Great photos, Janey. Oh, your friend's trip looks interesting. I love his photo of the cows.

  9. It looks so fresh. I can even smell the air on your photos.