“Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out.”
~ Deb Caletti (American author)

Happily shared by Betty Hanselman

Gardener’s wife (& wistful middle-age child)

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By adding jumping rocks around the edge, lawn terraces, and a peninsula for picnics and fishing, Hanselman Landscape enlarged the scope of imagination and adventure at this farm pond in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
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A summertime favorite for children of all ages–time to daydream on a swing.
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This nature-inspired stream and waterfall spill into a free-form swimming pool and provide year ’round beauty and summertime fun for the homeowners and their family, northern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.