I love the feeling of courtyards.
It makes you feel like your on a vacation and I am all about that :)
Your home should be a sanctuary where you can get away from all the busyness. Even if you have little kids there should be a place where it's your own getaway and creating a courtyard experience can do just that.
Having a tree in a home brings calm
lighted path / courtyard
bring the tropics to you
Are these courtyards calling you?