I encourage everyone to have a place to recline somewhere in the garden. It could be a full bed for summer sleeping, a grassy area with a blanket, or a chaise lounge on the patio or the pool deck. But whatever it is, give yourself the ability to watch the clouds move across the sky in comfort. Having this viewpoint keeps us in touch with the changing light of the day, the many shades of blue sky, the local birds, and finally the stars.
Lying down gives you the opportunity to be outside in a very different way. It is lovely to lie under a tree, looking up into the branches, seeing sunlight flickering through the leaves. Everyone needs that kind of down time once in a while, and we can get it without going on vacation if we set up our yards and patios the right way.