Dear Janet & Steven,
When I went to Egypt with my dad I saw some gardens I
thought were really nice. I hope you like them,
Right: Here I am with my Aunt Alia and cousin Jannah at a
palace in Alexandria. It was built by a king of Egypt more than 100
years ago as a place to go in summer that wasn't as hot as Cairo.
That king's family was the last to rule in Egypt. They have a
president now. The palace has like 360 rooms and it was just for
the king and his wife!
Below: I thought its garden was the coolest.
You can see more about this palace and gardens if you
look up Montazah Palace Gardens. It's supposed to be one of the
most beautiful places in the world.
Below: This picture is the yard of a house where we stayed
on the Mediterranean near Alexandria. I couldn't swim at the
Mediterranean beach. The sand is beautiful and white but
you're not allowed to swim because there are so many rocks and the
waves are so violent. I think this is an awesome picture, I took it
because the sunset was so pretty but then I saw it also has
landscape and garden stuff like you and my mom like so
Photos ©2008 Aria Sergany
I have lots more pictures that I'll show you when I see
you. - Love, Aria -
About the traveler:
Aria Sergany has gardened with Janet and with her mom since she
first learned to walk. She's now a high school student in
Wakefield, Massachusetts. We're tickled to hear, as she begins to
travel the world, that a lifetime of greenery has given her
P.S. from Janet & Steven:
Such fun to see gardens from different regions! Just look at
those aloes in the Mediterranean beach garden! And we will be
looking into the identity of those pines with whorled limbs so
beautifully, symmetrically arrayed.
The best part of seeing these pictures is that when we look
we hear our niece's simple, spot-on summary of the difference she
recognized between gardeners at. home and in Egypt. She said, "I
know you'll ask if I saw anyone gardening, and there were. And
you'll ask about their tools and stuff... they used pretty much the
same things we do. Mostly all I saw them actually doing was
All they did all day was water the gardens because of the
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