My parents have the most wonderful yard and garden. In their front yard, below the deck they have this lush, gorgeous pond and stream. They built a pergola along one side of it, and in the pergola, they have a swing and two chairs my dad built. It is gorgeous, a nice quiet place to relax with a glass of wine listening to the stream. They frequently sit out their in the evenings when they get home from work.
Their own little oasis: