a sunday. the biltmore estate

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one of the things we did soon after moving here was to invest in a family membership to the biltmore estate

although it takes almost thirty minutes to get to the main house and greenhouse/gardens from the main gate, the main entry gate itself is less than a five minute drive from our house

we did not take advantage of said membership during winter but ever since the weather started warming up, we have visited the estate several times

and we will continue to do so many times more

it is such a large estate with so many walking/hiking paths, ponds, gardens

although we have not yet visited the main house, i can honestly say that my favorite part so far are the greenhouses

so many beautiful orchids and tropical plants

i might secretly go live there during the winter

but winter is long gone and it is spring now

and right now there are soooooooooooooooo many tulips in the gardens

i think i heard that they planted something like twenty thousand tulips?

yeah, kind of insane

in the best tulip way

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Lily saw this woman painting and took it upon herself to sit down with her and draw in her drawing journal. which she had with her in her bag

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