Around two years ago, I got a new job in the north Philadelphia area. I needed to move from the downtown area of Philadelphia to Lansdale. After spending several months living in noise downtown, I wanted a place to be quite and comfortable. I got the Guide to Apartments, and we drove from one apartment complex to another. I spent three weekends looking for a new home. Finally, I discovered a wonderful apartment, Hatfield Village. There were attractive buildings, beautiful surrounding, and good tennis courts.
Along the Hatfield Village sign, I drive through a gateway that is surrounded by maple trees; a group of attractive building appeared on the horizon. About thirty buildings are scatted in the ocean of bright green lawns and maple trees. The black roofs sparkle in the sun. Dark redrectangular brick joined by gray mortar create the outside wall neatly. White, thin and evenly spaced window frames and doorframes are set into brick. Fresh and colorful flowers are around these building.
Occasionally, the diligent bees and pretty butterflies fly busily between the clusters of flowers. Hatfield Village has beautiful surrounding that the view is especially from my living room’s window. As I walk through the front door, I ascend green-carpeted stairs, which lead to the living room. From the window of my living room, I can see a small stream flows through the south part of the village. In the clear, blue water, ducks and white geese swim freely on the water’s surface.
On the other side of the stream, there is an Olympic-size swimming pool that is free for all village residents. Beside the blue swimming pool, there is a big baseball field. During the weekend, the field is always crowed with young kids and their parents. A picnic area is on the eastern side of the swimming pool. The delicious smell of barbecue comes from there, especially on a hot summer weekend. Behind my building, there is a small maple forest that is a good walking place. Whenever the autumn comes, it always changes color from yellow to red.
I particularly like to walk in the forest when it is raining. The sound of the raindrops falling on the leaves is so dulcet. Moreover, the feeling of walking on a soft, crunchy carpet of leaves is pleasant. I like to smell the fragrance of the leaves. Sometimes, the lovely birds sing cheerfully up and down in the trees. There are four good tennis courts in the north part of the forest. The red and green clay courts always attract many tennis players and myself. We often spend a whole Sunday afternoon there.
When I hear the sound of the tennis ball striking the count, I see the ball fly over the net, my fatigue is gone with the tennis ball. Every time, I drive through the gateway and see the buildings, I feel I am entering a “perfect” painting filled with beautiful trees, flowers, and buildings. It gives me pleasure to see the enchanting views through my window. I am deeply attracted by its attractive buildings, beautiful surrounding, and good tennis courts when I walk through the wonderful place, Hatfield Village, to stroll and exercise.