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Welcome to A Writer’s Garden where writers who are gardeners or just love gardens will be sharing their garden and flower stories.

Today’s guest is Wendy MacDonald. I just love the exquisite photos she brings to the blog every year, as well as her poetry. I know you will, too. Welcome back, Wendy!

Gardens Through the Eyes of a Child

Spring in my garden is a magical time of year. Snowdrops, crocuses, and daffodils have naturalized in the lawns and among the ferns, so as early as January, green shoots of promise poke their way through forgotten fall leaves and melting snow to remind me spring is not far to follow.

This February an additional reason to celebrate spring was born—my first grandchild. I’ve been blessed with opportunities to carry him around the garden and introduce him to the beauty of the natural world our Heavenly Father created for us to enjoy.

Spring has doubled in pleasure for me as I watch my grandson enjoy the sight of cedar branches swaying in the breeze with the lovely accompaniment of birdsong. Some days three feathered versions of “Ode to Spring” ring around us, reminding me of another joy—birdwatching. Perhaps my grandson and I may partake of this together when he’s old enough to point and ask, “Look, Grammie, what is that one called?”

As a writer, I find myself daydreaming of children’s book ideas inspired by our visits to my garden and local parks. For I’ve discovered my friends, who were grandparents before me, were spot-on about how spectacular it is to spend time with grandchildren.

A garden shared with little ones casts a spell on grandmother and grandchild alike.

out in my garden

my grandson and I listen

a song sparrow sings

while sun shines through the cedars

giving each of us a kiss

~ wlm

Have you seen your garden through the eyes of a child?

Garden Blessings ~ Wendy Mac

About the Writer/Gardner:

Wendy L. Macdonald is a Canadian, inspirational writer/blogger/podcaster who also loves to photograph nature. When she’s not writing, drawing, gardening, or sewing, she enjoys hiking, with her husband, in the beautiful parks of the Comox Valley. Wendy invites you to visit her blog: www.wendylmacdonald.com, where you will find nature photography and links to her “Daily Bread” style Facebook page and other social media sites. Her passion is inspiring others to walk with faith, hope, and love. You can hear her podcasts at: www.hopestreamradio.com/program/walking-with-hope.