Inspiration Within Paradise in Dallas

Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509


The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is where I found Paradise. The date was November 29, 2023. This is part two written on December 1, 2023 of "Where to Find Paradise in Dallas." Inspiration was waiting.


Our greatest glory is not in never falling

but in rising everytime we fall...annonymous


Is there anyone not attracted to the sound and source of water? No. It wasn't raining on the day I visited the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. What you see in the photo above in falling water is just a water feature to see and hear the sound of water. In my feature photo I walked between the vibrant Red Maples to get there. Still waters can silence the heart. Falling water can draw me inward towards inspiration.



The face of this sculpture caught my eye. When the mind empties, I am full of inspiration. Thoughts drifted to my own father who found pleasure in spending any day going fishing. His wish was to have a boy. Instead he received my mother, five girls, and a female dog. He found solitude by going fishing. 


Here the man sits with a child on a short distant bench. Both are focused on fishing and determined to catch a fish. A can of worms makes good bait.


Time. Patience. Determination and a can of worms can catch a fish.



Dreams begin in childhood. There was a song called "I Like Dreaming," by Kenny Nolan. Lyrics like dreams can linger. Inspiration is a precious gift.



As we age, we carve our own path, or at least that's the way it should be. This post is not debatable, at least not for now while the mind is still inspired. 




The time was nearly 5 PM when I removed myself from what I called my Stone Parlor to collect my thoughts. The night lights on the trees guided me back to the entrance where I coud find the exit. One thing that never exists my mind is inspiration - at least that is true for me. I hope this post was an inspiration for you too!


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Comments (7)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Patricia. Many never find a place in nature where they can clear their mind and let inspiration flow. It should be considered a great gift when you do. Congrats. Enjoy your day.

Dec 01, 2023 07:11 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Patricia:  you have a knack for finding inspiration.  May the discovering continue. As readers we join the adventure. Thank you for another wonderful tour opportunity. 

Dec 01, 2023 07:36 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Love the photos and thoughts surrounding each. That child certainly looks totally joyful. Here's a wish that we all retain the ability to be joyful!

Dec 01, 2023 09:31 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Thank you for sharing pics of what I am guessing to be a very special, reflective, day for you.  m

Dec 01, 2023 11:27 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia excellent photos especially the feature photo.  You have a talent for photography

Dec 01, 2023 12:02 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  loved your photos and incredible artist who made those statues, Endre

Dec 01, 2023 10:35 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such a beautiful and wonderful place!  So much inspiration to be drawn from spending time there!

Dec 02, 2023 04:24 AM