Backyard Oases: Outposts of Peace
by Michael Valliant
We spend more time at home than anywhere else. For a lot of us, that became even more true with the COVID-19 quarantine. It is in the best interest for our souls, our happiness and our well-being that we find joy in being at home, whether that is an apartment or townhouse, a rancher, a farm, an estate or anywhere in between. A trend I can fully get behind is seeing people creating outdoor spaces that serve as sanctuaries, oases, outposts of peace. For some, that might be a garden. For others, it might mean a swimming pool or a pond. And, for others still, it could be a firepit, a sitting area or an art/writing studio.