My friend Sian is one of the most creative people I know. She doesn't have much of either time or money but she can do amazing things with very little.
A cheap birdbath & a child's wading pool became a small fountain in her front yard. Not only does it satisfy the soul but it provides relief from the relentless heat. The sound of falling water splashing softly into the pool creates the illusion of coolness, a peaceful oasis on days when the centre of the island swelters under oppressive heat & refreshment on humid summer nights.
This was her holiday project, a project she had had in mind for some time but what really impressed me was that she didn't spend mega~bucks on it & it's incredibly effective. For a while it looked like it mightn't happen ~ the guy with the doovie~dackie to move the mulch didn't show up, issues with pumps & electricians, crashed computers that had to be re~something or other & immunised against nasty little viruses but she persevered & now she is back at work I hope she is enjoying the fruit of her holiday labours as she crawls into bed at the end of a long day.
I dunno. This project just really impressed me.