What is it about being in, around or near the water that makes you feel so good? Having lived at a lake for 25 years, I know the water view is one thing I really miss.
Of course boating was a real privilege everyone enjoyed. Big or small (or in between). “Keltie, lets trade hats!”
If you don’t have the luxury of lake front property perhaps a fountain, reflecting pool or even a simple bird bath would fit the budget. There’s undeniable benefits of including water in your landscaping. Besides being aesthetically pleasing, it’s really relaxing to listen to the trickle of a fountain. A more substantial fountain can also mask the sound of unpleasant traffic from a nearby road. Like this one at The MacDonald Hotel, my favorite place to beat the heat.
Come to think of it, my favorite vacations are always by the water. Given a choice, I’ll always choose snorkeling over horseback riding or boating over RV’ing. Maybe being drawn to the water has something to do with my astrological sign? Our downtown condo doesn’t include a water view (many high-priced ones do), yet Edmontonians make good use of the scenic river valley. At every bend, there are people out enjoying the water. Dogs are playing in the park, canoes paddle by and of course there’s the Edmonton Queen. No, not me, the lovely paddle boat. Doesn’t it all look so inviting?
I will never tire of a water view. Any day spent by the water is a good day, even if it’s just to watch the ducks go by. It just feels good.