It is no secret that I would rather be outside than inside on a beautiful spring day. I find the fresh air and bright skies refreshing. Often times, while the children are having their afternoon quiet time, I meander out the back door to treasure a few moments alone outside.
If I move one of our chairs from the fire pit to a spot along the fence near a large shade tree, I create my own outdoor oasis. In this solitary spot, I read, journal, pray, or think.
Our average looking yard is not large, but a few moments spent gazing at the nearby flowers,
or up at the growing leaves of the tree,
or over to the bird feeder to watch for birds,
offer precious moments to reflect and appreciate the splendor of creation. More and more, since my husband built the new fence that offers some privacy to our corner lot, I find myself outside, resting in my own back yard oasis.
Tomorrow, I will share the outdoor space our children have used over the years to rest and refresh. But for today, do you or your children have an outdoor oasis of your own? A peaceful place outside where you like to rest and refresh?