A sandy beach and a cool refreshing oasis right in my backyard

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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.

pool

 

pool

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Roy Kelley
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Enjoy your staycation and have an outstanding summer.

May 20, 2012 05:37 PM #1
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Mark Loewenberg
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what ever works in our fast and busy world to help you relax!  add some itunes water sounds and enjoy the day!

May 20, 2012 07:18 PM #2
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Gary Woltal
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That above ground pool looks very inviting Sharon. I think we are all coming over for the big party and to make waves and splash. Definitely helps to cool off when the summer heat is in full effect. I like the sand and fence too.

May 20, 2012 08:29 PM #3
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William Johnson
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Hi Sharon, I visualized visiting and wanting to jump in the pool. Way to go Sharon. The first thing you should do of course is to have a pool party Nice touch with the sand.. Woo Hoo!
May 20, 2012 09:33 PM #4
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Roger D. Mucci
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Lets shake things up at your home today!

That would work for me Sharon..............with an "adult beverage".................;~)

May 21, 2012 04:53 AM #5
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
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Sharon, there is no place I would rather be than at home, with my kitties, and ahem, hubby!  Love the oasis you have too!

May 21, 2012 06:34 AM #6
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Sharon Lee
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Roy-That I will do. Thank you for the peony.

Mark-You have to do what you have to do.

Gary-It is fun and therapeutic for exercising. The fence is for privacy as there is a church right next door and main road with a clear view so I had to do this for my privacy otherwise it wouldn't be an oasis.

William-You are welcome anytime. Although I think 4' deep isn't deep enough to jump in. The sand was a must. Didn't want to mow lawn around the pool otherwise flying object would make my pool a puddle. Smiling

Roger-You are welcome anytime and I will even throw in the adult beverage of your choice.

Kristin-Glad you added hubby in there.

May 21, 2012 09:13 AM #7
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Well that privacy fence Sharon makes absolute sense also for your wild parties and proclivity for skinny dipping. Seriously, you would be in BIG trouble if your whole fan club gang lived real close to you cause you know we would be over there all the time. I would personally wear my inner tube. I see the water is DEEP. lol

Inner Tube

May 21, 2012 02:28 PM #8
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Gary-Deep enough for what I need it for. As far as the fence it was more because of nosy neighbors and nosy church folks and if I want to skinny dip and have wild parties I want to feel free and uninhibited to do so. The wildest thing in my pool would be you and that toy inner tube. If you lived closer you would have to wait for a INVITE. Smiling

May 21, 2012 03:15 PM #9
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Mary Douglas
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Sharon, I hope you enjoy the heck out of that pool! Just being in water on a hot day....ahhhhh. Now it IS for you and not the birds, right??!!!  :-)

May 21, 2012 03:35 PM #10
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Mary-It is for ME. The birds have their own. A cool refreshing dip in the pool on a hot day is a AHHHHH for sure. Hope you are doing well my friend. I miss you.

May 21, 2012 05:59 PM #11
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Sharon, Thanks for sharing this inviting cool pool, great investment of your vacation funds in a permanent and enjoyable home improvement.

May 22, 2012 10:38 PM #12
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Sharon Lee
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Bob-You are welcome. I thought it was a great and enjoyable investment. Thank you for commenting

May 23, 2012 05:51 AM #13
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Peg Barcelo
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Sharon, there's nothing like having your very own oasis! I love that you are putting in something that will continually give you pleasure! We have a hot tub in our yard and try to use it as often as possible! Go Girl!

May 24, 2012 05:41 PM #14
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Peg-Thank you. I am glad to. They get LOTS of hot days here in the South. A hot tub would be nice too.

May 25, 2012 04:46 AM #15
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What a perfect sanctuary for you, your Mother and your birds! Great job!!

May 27, 2012 04:31 PM #16
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Sharon Lee
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Thank you Susan. It has been more work so far but I need to take time to enjoy that pool. Hope you have a great Monday.

May 27, 2012 05:07 PM #17
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