Virginia days (13): Back to botanical garden

The next morning began with a leisurely breakfast. My BFF and I talked about our old memories back in Europe 23 years ago and confirmed how the experiences we gained there have influenced our careers and lives in each country. For both of us, the experiences have special importance. As for me, they not only made me what I am, but also brought me a great friendship with my BFF, which I have always treasured deep in my heart.

After breakfast, we went to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden again. I was introduced to some staff members. They were all kind and supportive. I had a chance to see the interior of a beautiful historic building, Bloemendaal House. I loved the architecture and decorations. I especially liked the warmth of wood.

 

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Old record player

 

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I liked the contrast between the light green walls and the white frameworks.

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I also liked this room. It is used as the bride’s room at weddings.

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What a fancy vanity table!

 

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I was attracted to this corner. It looked like a good place to write.

You can learn the history of this botanical garden. The display is stylish and the English is beautiful.

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On that day, a TV show was being taped in the conservatory. It was about how to grow cacti. I really respect those who grow plants and keep them healthy. They must be patient and loving. After seeing the taping, I went back to the rose garden to take some photos myself. The morning roses looked different from those I had last seen. They looked fresh and still prettier.

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I felt a bit chilly, so I went to the library in the garden. I sat in an armchair in front of the fireplace which was already on. I felt warm and cozy. I spent some time reading a book there.

(To be continued…)