Ten years ago both my mother and father passed away. After their house was sold and all their life was packed away and divided amongst us kids, I decided I wanted to use some of the money I received to buy myself one last gift from my parents. Of course we did other things with the money but I wanted one thing to be specifically something that we could enjoy in their honor.
A fountain was the natural choice. We spend so much time on our patio that was incidentally built by my father less than a year before he passed. He was the most talented of brick masons.
It helps add a lovely sound to block out city noise.
The plants grown around it just thrive with all the moisture they get from the little splashes.
We see it first thing when we come out and when we first turn it on for the year, I always say a thanks to mom and dad.
I treasure it so as they treasured me and my family and we treasured them. I love having this wonderful soothing reminder of my folks where we most enjoy our home.