2006, A forbidden fruit

A forbidden fruit

As the bricks are carefully removed and stacked in the usual way, a new vista unfolds from an upstairs window of the cottage. More over, the complete view of the woodland from the porch is almost irresistible. For a second time in recent history the Gardeners Cottage is unveiled and in harmony with its older familiar surroundings.

 

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There were tempting moments when the idea of erasing the Fig House from history, for the sake of the view, was voiced around.

 

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After all, we’re only human.

 

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The force of temptation was soon put to good use.

 

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The desire to restore the Fig House in the same spirit as the Melon House, was abundant. This time it carried a more pragmatic quality.

 

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Effort = reward. A simple equation and a good policy for dealing with Edens.

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