Even so, the garden retained a beauty I still appreciate. And now, with winter coming, and with me cleaning it up and preparing it for a season of change, I am making plans to renovate the garden next spring. More changes that will make the garden even more special.
Houses and gardens aren’t the only things that require renovating. Sometimes careers do, as well. I usually write as Patricia Rosemoor, but I am also half of Lynn Patrick. My writing partner Linda Sweeney and I wrote 23 books together before she stopped writing about fifteen years ago to focus on her academic career as a professor with an adult reading/writing specialty.
|Blossom on harness & lead|
Heartwarming started as an experiment, with some of our previously published books re-edited to meet the wholesome guidelines, including two Lynn Patrick titles – now called Shall We Dance? And The Marriage Assignment. And then we were honored to be asked to write new stories for the line appropriate for every woman, young or old. Lynn Patrick stories are set in the fictional town of Sparrow Lake, Wisconsin – Home to Sparrow Lake, A Forever Home, and, coming in April, 2015, The Long Road Home.
To bring this season of change full circle, Heather, our heroine in A Forever Home, has taken my love of gardening (and my background as a U of I trained Master Gardener) one step farther. Being a landscaper is the change she has long dreamed of, and I was able to use my knowledge not only of landscaping and plants but of ways to control stormwater by creating a rain garden with native plants to help her create a wonderful plan for the mysterious Flanagan Manor situated on Lake Michigan.
We all have seasons of change in our lives, sometimes quite unexpected. If something unexpected has happened to better your life, we’d love to hear about it.