I haven't said much about the garden because there isn't much to say. Something ate the cucumber and squash, only 1 1/2 of the 6 cantalopes are still alive and although the tomato plants look great I have had less than 10 tomatoes. The jalapeno is not doing badly and it's in the shade! Everything else has just had to take care of itself with the 100+ degree days and high humidity--thank you el nino. Maybe next year I will opt for a garden like the one above, the birds don't seem to use my birdbath anyway.
Here are inspiration pictures found all over the internet. Wish I could have had a get away vacation at a beach cottage somewhere with no people and falling asleep to the sounds of the surf. Usually I don't 'do' white anything but in a beach cottage it seems to be right.
A little or a lot of serenity is always good on a retreat vacation.