I have always loved hammocks. To me they are a symbol of the lazy days of summer. When I was young, we had a hammock in the front yard. I spent many summer evenings in that hammock, sharing secrets and dreams with my best friend. As I got older, I shared it with my boyfriends. It was a good place to get away from the big ears of my younger sisters.
Today, I love to go out to my hammock with a good book and perhaps a tall glass of ice tea. It's so relaxing to gently rock in the breeze. I can look up through the tree, watching the squirrels play. I can listen to music provided by the birds. In the peace of my hammock, I can think more clearly.
Some of my best naps occur here. The gentle rocking is soothing and guaranteed to lull you asleep quickly. In the summer, I keep my hammock in the shade. When the weather gets cooler, I will occasionally move it into the sun. This is one of my most favorite summer spots.