Late summer garden pleasures

One of the things I really like about living in East Lake Villas is our garden. It is one of the advantages you have in older compounds and with dedicated gardeners who obviously enjoy their profession. It is rare that developers are willing to "afford" keeping a little oasis like this and not convert it into skyscraper, a shopping mall (or worse).

Now you can feel that the height of summer has passed over Beijing this year. When the air is clean, it is time to sit out reading and enjoying the mild days and evenings. Fall will be a short one here. First leaves will be dropping soon.