Last Saturday, Brian and I went to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. We were going to be meeting friends there later, but I wanted to go earlier, to take advantage of the better light.
We spent most of our time at the Japanese Garden, which is inside the Botanic Garden. (While the rest of the garden is free, you do have to pay to get into the Japanese Garden.)
I have never been to this garden before. It's HUGE! We were there for about 4 hours and only managed to see about 1/3 of the place. So, one day I definitely want to go back and catch the rest of it. However, I think I will bring better walking shoes. I was wearing some good flip flops (Skechers that actually have support, or so I thought), and while my feet didn't hurt, the next day and for several days my calves were killing me! So, word to the wise -- wear better walking shoes, even if the cute ones don't hurt your feet.
I did see some crazy woman in high heeled shoes and wearing something overly trendy. Okay, yes, I get it, you're a pretty woman that likes to look good. Uhm, but when your boyfriend is looking kinda grungy, and you're at a garden where most everyone else is wearing comfortable clothes and shoes, you kinda look out of place. However, I did also see several brides and some teens on their way to the prom, having their pictures taken. I get that. I try to make sure that Brian and I usually are appropriately complemented in our style of clothes. (And he's finally starting to pick up on this. The other day, from work he told me that he wanted to take me out to dinner, but to wear something nice. While we didn't end up going anywhere really nice, he was wearing nice clothes straight from work and didn't change, so he didn't want me in jeans and a tee, and him in a button down shirt and nice slacks. Aww, cute. ^_^)
It was a lovely day, although a tad too sunny in spots, so some of my photos got overexposed, but that's why I'm thankful for Lightroom, that can correct a slew of photography mistakes!
Here are a few of my favorites, and you can click on the name of the garden to see the whole set in Flickr (some of which you might see in my 365 roundup later):
This weekend, Brian and I are going to be taking a mini vacation to a town about 2 hours away, where there are some more gardens that I've been wanting to visit. However, there's a possibility of rain. Clouds I can deal with, but not rain. Either way, it will be nice to get away for a little bit.