Getting outside is good for the soul. So is a beautiful scene. It does something that lifts it, makes it feel happy and inspired. Something that we could all use a little more of in our regular day to day routine.
You know what the best part about summer is? The sun staying out longer with us.
It makes me feel happier and more productive to have these long days, like I have more hours in a day. One of these productive moments is getting our outdoor space together. We’ve been getting in the mood to host a few parties soon, but even the best abled-body needs somewhere to sit. At least in the patio area to start because when the sun starts going down, those killer mosquitos starts coming out for a meal or ten, sending us running for the screened in porch.
I must have cabin fever worse than I thought. Unless it’s normal to still feel inspired by this gorgeous spring weather. Our apartment complex has a little lake on site. My Australian Shepherd, Taz, and I have started sitting outside on the benches (well, he sits on the ground, but you get the point) more and more lately. Taz definitely enjoys the breeze that usually lingers around the lake, watching the fish jump out and the turtles swimming by. Sometimes we’ll sit on our patio. I got these comfortable chairs from World Market last year when it went on sale. Like the end of summer kind of sale. The link shows a beautiful lagoon blue chair that I wish I had room for. But as it is, I still love the yellow ones I got, which doesn’t seem to be offered this year, but it looks exactly like the lagoon chair. Anyway, we don’t always sit out there because we have a noisy kid in the next building and-I have nothing against kids- that just kind of kills the mood for me, especially if I’m trying to read. It makes me wish even more for a place of my own, where I could create a fantastic outdoor retreat. I have rounded up a few of my favorites. More inspiration.