生命中的巧合 :【兩周一聚】第十七期

四十年的巧合

For years, my better half and I could afford to buy a house but for one reason or another we never did. And when we were ready to look last year, we looked at many houses. We got very close to buying one of them. Fortunately for us, my better half took one last look at all the legal documents that are not usually reviewed by most buyers (mostly because they don’t have the legal resources nor the legal knowledge to read them), she found something not quite right. After further investigation, we called off the deal.

And by that time, the house we ended up buying finally fell into our lower price range. When we looked at the house, my better half kid me that I was “sold” by the wonderful kitchen. :) But for me, I had a good feeling of the house. I thought I could start a business from the spacious garage and the garden could be quite nice in the spring/summer (even though it was late in the year, and the flowers were dying). Oh, and the kitchen was very nice.

We finally experienced what I termed “四十年的巧合” this last few months when we saw how beautiful our garden has grown to be from winter to spring and then to summer.

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.”
Elizabeth Bibesco

I want to thank Art & Phyllis for putting their tender loving care in the house and this beautiful garden for 40 years. In some sense, I think our world will be a better place if we see ourselves as custodians of what we have as one day those “things or possessions” will be someone else.

Here is a video of our garden which we have named “Garden of Aton”. I hope you will enjoy the video.

Here are some more photos of the garden.

Thanks to humptidumpti for setting this topic. For other bloggers’ posts, see 【兩周一聚】2weeks1gather.

11 Responses to 生命中的巧合 :【兩周一聚】第十七期

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  3. gwenzilla says:

    好開心咁喎!
    have quite a lot of variety in the garden. nice!!

    is that rabbit yours? cause… wild rabbit…hare.. tend to be brown/ grey… and that one in the slideshow is a white one.

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  5. kempton says:

    gwenzilla,

    the garden is giving us a lot of enjoyment and work at the same time. Nice to see the flowers grow.

    Ah, the rabbit is a wild one and it and squirrels were trying to eat our tulip bulbs.

  6. exile from hk says:

    Lovely garden. We have no such luck in desert like southern California. We have a serious water shortage this year. Some people are replacing their green lawn with synthetic ones. How sad is that?

  7. kempton says:

    Thanks Exile. Synthetic lawn is a bit odd. How about low water garden? A neighbour has a low water front garden that looks pretty nice. Replaced lawn with some rocks and then plants that don’t need much watering. Mind you, they do have a great looking back garden that is just spectacular.

  8. chilli mom says:

    我都覺得找到自己的家園是一種好開心好特別的機緣。

  9. kempton says:

    you are right chilli mom.

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