Stephanie and I love the winter season - from the fun winter activities to the picturesque beauty we love to capture with our cameras. However, even in the deep love affair we have with the snowy season, it is still nice to escape every now and then with thoughts of warmer temperatures and blossoming flowers.
This past Sunday we turned our daydreams of sun and greenery into a day of reality at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens. It is truly the perfect place to escape to if you are feeling a hint of the winter blues. With your first step through the door, you are able to feel the warm air kiss your skin and the scent of warmer seasons tickle your nose.
This time of year, there are not a whole lot of blossoms at the botanical gardens, but there is a lot of greenery to go around. Palm trees that almost touch the ceiling, make you feel like you are about to enter a tropical oasis. Then, just a few steps away from paradise, you enter a prickly desert-like land filled with cacti. Visitors of the Botanical Gardens get to travel from one greenhouse to the next experiencing different gardens from all over the world.
Although, outside was gray and bleak - it did not inhibit the greenhouse windows from letting in a warm light. It was quite a cool feeling to see the wet snow melt on the outside of the greenhouse windows while flower blossoms bloom on the inside. It’s kind of a strange reminder that no matter what the circumstances are on the outside, we all can still bloom into beautiful blossoms with a little tender loving care.
If the cold temperatures and snowy days have you wishing for spring and summer, Steph and I suggest that you take a trip to the city and get lost inside the Buffalo Botanical Gardens for a few hours. It’s the perfect cure for a gloomy, cold, wintery day!
Don’t let this blog post fool you though - Steph and I are not done with winter adventures! The gardens were a nice way to hit the reset button for a few hours before immersing ourselves into the second half of the winter season. Stay tuned for local winter adventures that range from winter wine festivals to snowy hikes at some of our local parks!
Until next time, we wish you love and great adventure,
Maxine & Stephanie