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.