Landscape designers call them “water features” and they can cost a pretty penny. Our water feature is a faux stone fountain, purchased 15 years ago for $79.
Moving water soothes the senses. It masks the uglier sounds of the suburbs like traffic or noisy neighbors. If your lucky, it attracts wildlife, stopping by for a drink.
Even though we have an indoor water fountain for the cats, two of the four kitties prefer to drink from the outdoor fountain, green algae and all. Squirrels hop on and off on occasion and I’m pretty sure the visiting raccoon washed his little hands in the splash after turning our lawn into a muddy mess.
Our small and unremarkable water feature brings serenity to the garden. If you are lucky enough to live near the ocean or a lake, you’ll know exactly what I mean. If not, consider investing in a bird bath, a small fountain or your own creative version of water in motion.
Here’s to peace and serenity.
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