Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Outdoor Spaces: A "Peace" of Paradise

With the financial stress of today's economy, we could all use a little "peace" of paradise to calm our nerves and lift our spirits. Investing in a small (or large) water feature is truly an investment in your health. Listening to the melodic waterfall while sitting by the pond's edge is sure to lower your blood pressure and improve your outlook on life.

Placing your water garden near your house allows you to hear your waterfall through open doors and windows. When time allows, pull up a chair and sit a spell outside.

The view from the house and patio. Evergreens and ornamental shrubs soften the edges of the rock.

A smaller waterfall flows away from the patio ...

... and streams its way toward a fire pit with seating. Perfect for magical evenings making s'mores and enjoying the sound of bullfrogs singing.

To the left of the larger waterfall is a stepping stone staircase for easy exploration.

Entertain guests for dinner on the patio, or cozy up next to someone special in the lounge chairs. So much to enjoy in this "peace" of paradise!


Sandy said...

What a beautiful spot to sit and listen to the moving water.. I'd have to bring my pillow and blanket for the night!
Lovely space!

Light and Voices said...

I love the sound of moving water. You are a lucky woman to have this serene spot to go and relax.
Joyce M

xinex said...

So, pretty! Looks like paradise indeed. I can hear the relaxing flow of water...Christine

Landscaping_Katy said...

What a peaceful landscape indeed! The gentle sound of the water is so conducive to meditation.

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