The Other Flowers


In Dallas for a friend’s wedding, I took advantage of beautiful weather to spend some serious lens time at the Arboretum and Botanical Garden. My Sunday visit coincided with the annual tulip festival, so there was plenty of color in the flower beds. What I didn’t expect was the walking color on every path. Apparently the Arboretum is a favorite place to pose for professional photographs, and girls celebrating their Quinceañera, the traditional coming out on their 15th birthday, were parading in their gowns. Like princesses, they posed in their sparkling tiaras and shimmering tulle skirts. I found myself ignoring the tulips and following the girls.