Vacations are nice when you can do that but with the right atmosphere you can enjoy many staycations too. Since Mom isn't one that likes to travel and I am here taking care of her for as long as need be I am turning our backyard into a oasis of staycations for summertime. While I love to travel. I am limited in this stage of my life so I am making the most of the phase of my life as it is now.
Most of my regular readers know I am landscaping the backyard and I also love birds so part of the landscaping is providing shelter, food and a variety of natural food for them. It is called birdscaping. I will have a bird sanctuary for the birds and a sea of color that is appealing to the eyes and Lindsey's memorial garden which I believe will be a healing place and one where I can feel her spirit close by. All that can make for a oasis and a beautiful place for relaxation but a staycation wouldn't be complete for those hot summer days without a way to cool off from all that work.
So this is my answer to my own private get away without leaving home.