I love spaces, places where you can go that create a different mindset. In our home and yard, we have many different little spaces that I enjoy so much.

Outside my bedroom window is this little space where I can sit beneath a large English Walnut tree.

Here is an iris that has just blossomed. Every morning before going to work I see how it has changed from the evening before.

Here is a little waterfall we built with a beautiful rhododendron in the background.

These grapes provide wonderful shelter from the summer heat.

This space is on the balcony where I can look down on the yard.

And, here is a space at our front door where I can sit and watch the neighbors walk by.

Here is a space among the trees and ferns where the quail raise their young and birds come to a feeder.

These spaces keep me sane.