From Christina: I love spring. I especially love getting outside to dig around a bit and plant my favorite herbs. We have a small flower garden, too, but nothing like the beautiful landscape Kathleen’s husband created. I was thrilled when she offered to share it with readers. I’m sure you’ll find it lovely, too.
A TIME FOR RENEWAL
by Kathleen Gallagher
I know most of us are looking forward to sunshine, flowers, the smell of fresh cut grass and long walks in the park. Spring is finally here, and it’s the time for new beginnings.
One of the things I look forward to is spending time outdoors in our backyard. My husband transformed the space into an enchanted garden. There are winding paths, a Japanese tree, rose bushes, vibrant flowers, sea grass, and beautifully sculptured miniature trees, along with a few blue spruce trees. It reminds me of a place where the forest meets a magical garden.
There is an area to barbeque, various seating areas filled with wicker furniture, to relax and read a book. Tucked in a secluded area sits a hammock if we want to take a nap. A larger table and a smaller round table allow our family to enjoy time together on the weekend. Vines of Ivy lace our fence, adding greenery to the background. The birds love their houses, and they dip in and out of the tiny wooden cottages throughout the day. In the corner there’s an enclosed area where we keep the hot tub. It’s a perfect place to light a candle and unwind, while sipping a beverage.
Each year we add something new to our cozy hideaway. I never know what design my husband will come up with. He surprises me every time.
It’s getting closer to the big design project. I can’t wait to spend a cozy afternoon, basking in the sun with the light scent of spring flowers lingering in the air.
About Kathleen: Kathleen lives in New Jersey with her husband and their two dogs. She’s a registered nurse who works in an emergency room. Writing has been her passion since she was a young girl. Contemporary and paranormal romance are her favorites. She has three adult children and three lovable grandsons. Her favorite romantic getaway is Cape May, New Jersey. You might find Kathleen on the beach down The Jersey Shore, wearing a straw hat, sipping on an iced tea, dreaming up her next romance novel.