In the botanical garden, I enjoyed a scenic walk on a winding path in lush woods. I saw some squirrels nimbly running around and woodpeckers busily pecking. There were benches here and there. How wonderful it would be if I read a book sitting on a bench under a tree!
The path led me to a pretty garden, where the garden staff were planting young pansies. Near this garden, I found an elegant hand-carved gazebo built as early as the 19th century.
Around a carriage house, I saw autumn decorations made of natural materials. Last time I came in December 2017, it was freezing cold. I remember drinking hot chocolate and having a nice conversation with a staff member there, which warmed me up. In autumn, the atmosphere is very different with colorful foliage. The garden in autumn is warm, pleasant and graceful.
It was also nice to walk around the lake. The lake is picturesque anywhere, but I especially like the view with a tree house. There is also a Japanese garden by the lake. I imagined how wonderful it would be if my BFF visited Japan someday and we could explore Japanese gardens together.
(To be continued…)