As you thumb through the pages, imagine yourself lounging on a deck like this one, curled up with your favorite book while a melodious waterfall provides a little background music to enhance the mood.
Or maybe you envision your backyard more like this ... woodsy with a rustic walkway. Dangle your feet from the boardwalk as you listen to birds and watch frogs jump from the stream banks into the pond.
Who can resist a glass of lemonade, complete with barefeet propped up while little Johnny delights in multi-colored koi? Replace family time in front of the television with valuable time communing with Mother Nature.
This outdoor living space beats the family room anyday! Well, actually ... it IS a family room that moved itself outside. But instead of a wide screen TV, computer, or video games, you get to unwind with a live scene that beats any form of cinematography.
Photos like this, portraying gentle summer evenings, will beckon you to come outside, listen to the crickets and waterfall, watch the sun set over the pond, and enjoy time well-spent with family and friends.
Perhaps a picnic by the waterfall is more your style! A little bit of brie, fruit, and vino make for a perfect weekend afternoon. Who needs to spend money on a vacation when you can have one in your backyard 365 days a year?
Watching your kids or grandkids enjoy all the wonders of Mother Nature is priceless! You never know what they'll find. You'll see many pages with photos like this in our two books, "The Water Garden Lifestyle" and "Container Water Gardening for Hobbyists."
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