As one might expect, there was a large variety of flowers, grown in a sustainable way.
There were also apple and pear trees around. My friend even got to eat one that fell off the tree. He really enjoyed that. If it weren’t for him, the apple would have suffered the same fate as this pumpkin:
I liked the fact I could look up, look to the sides, look down, and I could only see gardens or the natural environment. I didn’t have to specially frame my shots to avoid unsightly man-built structures in the background. There weren’t any.
After a good bit of time outside, it was time to go in and see how the families might have lived.
Baggage and a menu from a ship going to Hawaii 49 years ago or so…
While most things made the house out to be in a European style, I was not at all suprised to see some furnishings and sculptures of interest originating from Ming China.
The wood floor of the men’s entertainment room had a very interesting texture carved into it:
I enjoyed looking at the pianos and electric appliances from a bygone era:
Some Corn Relish I plan to try: