(Photos by Seth Kugel)
Last Sunday under a cloudless sky, we wandered over to nearby Brattle Street to show Seth some of its stately homes, most hidden behind tall fences or fence-like bushes. The modest home of Benjamin Zander, conductor of The Boston Philharmonic has a 2-ft high brick wall in front that frames a garden of hundreds of flowers. A small sign invites people to go to his back yard “for more beauty”. And if you are lucky and he sees you from the double doors to his music room, he might come out and greet you there.
We sat on the front wall and watched the flowers and the people watching the flowers. A couple of the watchers, assuming we were in front of our own house complimented us on our garden. One woman spent a lot of time taking close-up pictures. It turns out it was the gardener herself coming to see the garden in just the right light to take pictures.
A picture is worth 1,000 words. (For 2,000 words see above.)