Monday, March 24, 2014

Tyler, Texas and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens #WEEKEND #GETAWAY

Tyler© copywrite by DMS Photography
Introduction:
Tyler© copywrite by DMS Photography
On spring break, I took a day trip to Tyler, Texas. Driving it is about an hour and half from Richardson, Texas. It was overcast, however with great music as my companion, I was in heaven. The main purpose of this travel was to see the city’s famous rose and azalea trails. Tyler is known as the “Rose Capital of the World”. Well what a disappointment, all the blooms appeared to have been frozen in the prior week’s ice storm and there was not a flower in sight.


Friends  Made© copywrite by DMS Photography
A little background and history on Tyler, it is located in East Texas in the Smith County seat, pine tree country and straight up I 20 from “Big D”. In addition its rose and flower tourists industry Tyler is a mecca for higher education institutions which include the University of Texas at Tyler and the University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, both part of the University of Texas System, Tyler Junior College, and Texas College (1). I did get some pictures of historic downtown and some interesting gentlemen; veterans protesting American’s continued military involvement in Afghanistan.


DABG© copywrite by DMS Photography

DABG© copywrite by DMS Photography

To complete this presentation, today I decided to go to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens  (DABG) and get photographs of their flowers which were just amazing. It about 66-acres on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake and it was filled with a variety tulips, daffodils and pansies in every color imaginable.


DABG© copywrite by DMS Photography
The Bradford Pears Trees and Forsythia were in blooming as well. Please note, unless otherwise referenced, all the photography presented is via DMS Photography ~ all rights reserved © copywriter (2).
DABG© copywrite by DMS Photography
DABG© copywrite by DMS Photography




DABG© copywrite by DMS Photography
DABG© copywrite by DMS Photography
References:
 1. Tyler, Texas: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler,_Texas    2. Photography: DMS Photography ~ all rights reserved © copywriter
a.) Tyler© copywrite by DMS Photography(1)(2)
b) Friends Made © copywrite by DMS Photography (3)
c) DABG© copywrite by DMS Photography (4-7)