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Spring Pots and the Gallaghers

It's gloomy and windy and a touch chilly out, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy a bit of spring. I keep flowers in the house year round, either from fresh cut or forced bulbs, yet there's nothing so satisfying as digging in the dirt.

Gardening is one of my great passions when I'm not writing. The cycle of growth throughout the seasons is akin to an author's life. Both take a tremendous amount of care, and are filled with struggles and beauty.

There's not much to be had this time of year unless one started seeds in a greenhouse, but it only takes a little spot of color to brighten things up. I'll let these pots settle for a few days before moving them outside.

I love this perennial primrose (Primula vulgaris Belarina).

A close up . . . flowers love the spotlight.

Especially when mixed with the red ranunculus.

More primrose (Primula vulgaris) mixed with yellow pansies. I'm not a fan of pink in the garden, so I tend to go with everything but pink. Corals, of course, have their place.

Just look at those happy faces.

Do you enjoy gardening? What is one of your favorite spring pastimes?

I should take the rest of the day off, but I'd much rather write. Colton, Ainslee, and I are are having too much fun, and Ainslee and I are still getting to know each other. It's always fun to introduce new characters into a series, but also more challenging. There are new quirks to learn, temperaments, and such.

Ainslee has a connection to Briarwood and Hawk's Peak Ranch. Can you guess the connection?

Until next time, be well, be kind, and stay bookish!


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