Liesel stepped around him and exclaimed, “Oh, how pretty!”
A sweet little waterfall cascaded across a series of big boulders and fell into a pool that looked deep enough to swim in. Arched tree branches sheltered the edges of the pool. The sound of the splashing water made Liesel feel cooler. She drew a deep breath, filling her lungs with the scent of fresh creek water.
The forested glade made her feel like she and Andy were the only two people in the world, an illusion that the arrival of a family of five dispelled. The kids plunged into the little pool, kicking and diving into the waterfall.
If not for Andy, she’d gladly take off her shoes and wade in that lovely, cool water. The southern summer had almost roasted her in her jeans. She bent over and trailed her hand into the pool.