Vital Nature: Backyard Bliss
Natural Health Magazine – July/August 2009
We asked Julie Moir Messervy, author of Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love (Taunton 2009) for advice on creating a PRIVATE OUTDOOR GETAWAY ZONE where you can meditate, write, do yoga, or simply rest.
1 CHOOSE YOUR VIEW. Think about what you’d like to see in your outdoor sanctuary–an unobstructed view of the sky? A close look at the birds visiting your flowers? “Your vantage point helps you feel connected to nature,” says Messervy, who also suggests you consider the slope of your property and whether you prefer being perched up high or nestled down low.