Cool clear water. Sounds refreshing on a hot summer day doesn't it? Pools and water sources in gardens are an age old tradition. Back in the days of Cloisters, Monasteries and walled gardens a water source in the center of the Herb/Vegetable and Medicinal garden was the style of the day. Towns had water cisterns for drinking, bathing and washing. Public water sources and features gave way to private oasis' in peoples home gardens.
Flash to water features today. Most gardens have at least a birdbath. Water in the garden even a small still birdbath can bring a moment of grace and contemplation and the birdies get to enjoy it in their own joyous fashion. Fountains are the next feature that no garden should be without. The sound of water can create a mood of tranquility and harmony. Another plus is this, the sound will mask traffic and oth
er outside sounds by creating a white noise. Personally I think that there is nothing lovelier than dining near a fountain listening to water and the birdies singing. Heaven? Possibly.
Pools to swim and refresh have become very popular especially in warmer areas of the country. (The south and the west.) Pools bring the water element in to the garden wh
ile providing a place for families and their friends to swim, play and be young at heart. I have seen folks with pools actually become more relaxed and centered because they spend an hour or two a day, floating and swimming in their pools. What can seem like a financial luxury actually is an investment in the balancing and quieting of your spirit. Water is healing, soothing and calming. If you cannot afford a pool, Hot Tubs/Spas are another alternative. In our crazy economy and rising prices I believe it is a good idea to have a place to unwind and relax at home. Water is the key. Take a moment and check out my portfolio
of Pools, Hot Tubs, Fountains, and Ponds.
Now go out and splash around and have some fun.