September 9, 2019

Secret Gardens at Skylands Manor

Every time I travel to Skylands Manor with my family and friends, a rush of joy and excitement fill my childlike heart. One reason I relish the summertime is because of the many opportunities to get lost in beautiful, botanical gardens. The gardens around Skylands Manor are particularly gorgeous.

I remember the first time I visited the manor with my mom and sisters. The moment I believed that I had explored all of the beauty the grounds could offer, I would walk down a different path and unexpectedly find more gardens and varieties of flowers to admire. Ever since that first visit, I like to think I'm somewhat like Mary Lennox, wandering through hidden and unexpected gardens with new curiosity every time that I return to explore. (Anyone else familiar with the story, The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgsen Burnett?)

This past May, my mom drove my sister and me to Skylands Manor once again to see the lilacs in full bloom. I happily dressed in pink to match their soft, floral shades. I hope you enjoy this creative assortment of pictures from our day trip!

I’m so grateful that we were able to visit the gardens while the sun was shining. Because the next time I would try to visit with my childhood friend, a massive thunder storm would roll through and force us to leave real quick! Check out this funny video that my friend recorded when we were starting to joke about the storm coming near us (I was trying to imitate Paula Deen's voice ok? Lol)!

Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope you'll stay tuned for my upcoming summer-themed posts. I've got plenty of more summer adventures to share with you all!

Till next time, Madison


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