Very early in our relationship, we had in fact only been dating about five weeks, my sweetie and I went to the Botanic Gardens outside of Chicago. We stayed approximately seven hours and took well over 600 photos between the two of us. It was hands down one of the best dates I have ever been on and in celebration of that first Memorial Day weekend we spent together, we've made a point to return every year since. This year, we had to hold out until Monday due to uncooperative weather, and it was extremely hot out, but we still had a fantastic time, as we always do.
While I very much enjoy going to the Botanic Gardens because it is a special and romantic spot for us, I also realized this year how much it reminds me of so many favorite books from my childhood. It's really no wonder that visiting places like this gives me a renewed zest for writing. So I thought I would share with you a few of my pictures from the gardens along with the books they bring to mind.
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