So guess where we went on our fourth day in Canada? Spoiler alert, lots of flowers in the post!
That’s right, we went to Butchart Gardens in Victoria!
If you’re a fan of pretty flowers of different kinds, and foliage in general, then you definitely have to pay a visit to Butchart Gardens! The entrance fee changes depending on the season, I think? Some people think it’s best to visit in the summer or spring, but since I love the changing leaves in the fall, I think it was very timely to come when we did!
As UP students, my cousin Kooky and I found this very amusing. Eh-heh-heh-heh-heh.
Colors of fall, I will never get over you!
We went to Victoria with Troy’s high school friend Aldo, a.k.a. John Lloyd Cruz. Hahaha!
I get cold easily, sooo…yeah.
Of course, another fall OOTD. So red and pink! My cousins told me that I blended into the garden so well that I might get lost!
Pine trees everywhere!
So many people on my Facebook feed posted photos of Japanese sakura earlier this year. I’m so un-mainstream—falling leaves in the fall!
Check out that view!! Sprawling greens.
The view requires us to take our usual jump shots!
Dying sunflowers, because it was quite overcast that day. :(
My favorites were probably the dahlias! They were like pompoms, and some of them were really big! They came in so many different, pretty colors!
Suddenly, a strangely named tree!
Real-life gradient found in nature!
Pretty sad that the rose garden wasn’t in bloom; I think most of them were already cut from the plants! I managed to find one still fighting the good fight, though.
The entrance to the Japanese garden had a torii!
Indeed felt very Japanese.
One of the last places I took photos was at the lookout.
We then made our way to what I assume was downtown Victoria, which I believe is the capital of British Columbia. Check out the Fairmont Empress hotel! The plants climbing up its façade are divine. The inside made some of my cousins and I feel like we were in a Scooby Doo episode, though, with all the doors and how the place felt so creepy and haunted. We lost our uncle and his friend, and we thought the hotel was eating them. HAHAHA CRAZY COUSINS.
So punny. But really nice looking logo!
One of the window displays along the street! Everyone’s getting ready for Halloween!
At a coffee shop.
Went into a nearby mall to warm ourselves up from the cold! I’d totally wear this.
Thank you to my unofficial sponsor, Uniqlo, for my gloves (and well, most of my clothes for this trip) that allow me to still use my smartphone without having to take them off!
Fall, fall, fall.