The weather has been lousy. Days of rain, then a few days of high heat and humidity, then cooler temperatures more like early Spring than Summer. So we enjoy a nice day when we can find one and sitting outside by the pool, listening to the gurgling water is very enjoyable. My wife finds the solitude comforting and on a day like this she will spend hours outdoors. But most of the time she is not alone.
She usually has at least one Rottweiler with her and often sits with both Ruff and Axl. It is very quiet and peaceful and the rippling sound of the water adds a nice touch, almost like a stream.