As Charles Dickens put it so eloquently in Great Expectations, "Spring is the time of year, when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade". It is my favorite season and the days just make me sing out loud (and dance a little alone in the car) while schlepping design items all over town from vendor to client to vendor to client!
A backyard is a haven that can literally make you happy! It is definitely an extension of the home and a wonderful way to really enjoy nature. Makes no difference if it is a tiny courtyard or a huge plot of land - the sheer joy of watching a vine bloom or a bird noshing on some feed can do wonders for your soul!