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Showering “en Plein Air”

Showering “en Plein Air”

A place to rinse off outdoors is a no-brainer for beach dwellers. But it’s also great for cleaning up grimy gardeners, sweaty Little Leaguers, and muddy mutts.

Long ago, we converted our little walkway beside our home to an outdoor shower; connected to our inside plumbing so we have hot and cold water.  Deliciously decadent!!  It’s all the comforts of home outside in the wildness; an extension of our livable space.

During the pandemic, we’re all re-inventing our home space; our outdoor space.  A 15-minute shower in the sun, in the rain, in the fresh air washes all the cobwebs away.  It gives you a short respite from deadlines and work calls.  One can take the time to look up at the clouds, and the birds flying by — or if it’s night, look to the stars. It offers a sense of expansion, which I think is really important right now.

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