Buffalo Botanical Gardens & Niagara Aquarium

What a crazy few weeks it has been. Here is a quick life update to start off this post:

For about 3 weeks I’ve been exploring my home town, going on day trips, and packing and getting ready for college. PHEW. To slim it all down into one sentence: “I am trying to get the most out of my last few weeks of summer.”

I’ve also been really into dynamic photography lately, and I’m always trying to get the best photo, with the best angles. I post a lot on Instagram, but I like to share them on here too! Also, I really want to start posting on here regularly. I’ve been racking my brain for a few days now, trying to come up with some awesome post ideas. I think you guys will like some of them!

Okay last thing, since I took A LOT of pictures, I decided to split my trip up into 2 posts for you guys. Alright lets get into it!

Okay, to start off, we visited the Botanical Gardens of Buffalo.

To be completely honest, it was very old and not that spectacular. It was built in the late 1800s and completed in 1909. This was my first botanical garden I had ever been too, so I think I had a little too high of expectations. One section was closed for renovations (SO SAD), which had the waterfall and tropical plants in :(. We also visited right as it opened (which I recommend!!) so it was really nice to be able to go at your own speed and get pictures without other people in them (THE WORST).

(P.S. for a better view, click on the pictures to view them in a gallery setting!)

I am a sucker for Botanical Gardens and other outdoor parks. I grew up in a National Forest and I just love to be in nature. Plus, Botanical Gardens usually have tropical plants, so if feels like you’re on a mini-vacation!

My favorites spots were the Palm House and especially the Outdoor Gardens. It was very peaceful and zen, wouldn’t mind having a place like that closer to home! (Maybe my backyard next summer?!)

Next, we headed about 40 minutes north to Niagara Falls. Our first stop was at the Aquarium of Niagara.

It wasn’t a bad aquarium, but it was smaller than I remembered it being. Also, it is totally child based. Like COME ON museum curators build a museum or attraction built for adults!?! I get really annoyed with those exhibits where it asks you really basic questions and tells you to flip the board up for the answer. NO I WILL NOT.

Anyways, I would like to be the first one to say that Aquarium photography is hard! It like pitch black and the fish are swimming like 80 MPH, but here are the few that actually turned out.

There we have it! Make sure you keep a look out for my next post about Niagara Falls, or you could just email subscribe to have it delivered right to your inbox!


I am trying to plan for the upcoming months, because I would like to start posting every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Bear with me as I try to get a handle on blogging and college. Comment any posts or things you would like me to do! Love you guys!!

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