Escape the Hustle and Bustle of City Life at the Houston Arboretum

Escape the Hustle and Bustle of City Life at the Houston Arboretum

Wednesday, November 18 2020

This weekend I went to the Houston Arboretum for the first time. For record, I’ve been in Houston since 2016. I guess I didn’t think there would be such a beautiful place in the middle of Houston. I tried to go as early as possible to get some good lighting in my photos. I wasn’t successful in waking up early, so I’ll have to go again next time. Luckily, I was able to take some good shots that I would like to share with you. One of my proudest shot is the cover image up there or see a better cropped version on my Instagram.

From the parking lot to the park, I came across “the lawn,” which was a great spot for portraits and family pictures. I saw a family doing that there a few minutes after I got there.


I walked through a pond with snake like decks that were very photogenic! I’m sure you would love taking photos of it too if you enjoy both nature and architecture. Ladies and gents, please checkout the photo I’m most proud of from this weekend! Ta-da!


This park has quite a bit of subjects to take a picture of, but I’ll spare your the boredom of looking through all of my photos. Here’s a photo of a shed from the park I came across. Pretty photogenic little shed, ain’t it?


If you love animals, there were different kinds of birds flying around and landing on branches near me, a bale of pond turtles would plop their heads out of the water asking for food, and a few who bugs and bees along the way. The arboretum has quite the diversity!


Oh, goats! There were hundreds of them grazing. Here are three of them I had the honor of photographing.


If you explore enough, you should come across a bridge the unknowns.


You’d be surprised what you find on the other side as I was! Graffiti! Didn’t expect that when you think of an arboretum, did you?


Of all the places in the US, I least expected Houston to have some sort of “fall color,” but you’d be surprised. You should pay this place a visit when you’re in town. Don’t feed the turtles though.