Happy Easter and Welcome Spring!

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As I look out my front window I can still see the white stuff (snow).

It is no longer pure white and pretty.  It is now covered with dirt and debris.

I know that hidden under this dirty snow are spring flowers (day lillies) waiting to push through the earth and sprout up and grow to open their petals and leaves to the sun.

I like to walk around my neighborhood and look for signs of growth.  I take pictures of all that I see and I will share some of them with you.

Another sign of spring is when you see USA flags unfurled.    2013-03-26 15.24.51

Seeing all around the beauty in simple pictures I find myself waxing poetic.     2013-03-26 15.25.17


What does spring mean to me?
It is an awakening of nature to be all that it can  be.

The ground lays dormant all through the winter weather so cold
while down under the ground grows the roots of new grass we are told.

At the first sign of warm weather the crocuses will pop through opening their faces to the bright sun and sky so blue.
The trees will soon send out their lifeblood from their roots
and before our very eyes can detect new buds will then shoot.
Soon the birds and bees have arrived                                                       2013-03-28 15.12.07
to explore after a cold winter that they somehow survived.

There is a flutter of activity from every hole in the ground
as the chipmunks and groundhogs and other rodents stick their heads out for a look around.

It makes me feel alive once again and know that it is time, my friends
for cleaning and carting away
all the things that clutter the house and the yard this fine spring day.

Just as nature prepares ahead for the mild weather days,
we should get ready to give thanks for yet another lovely spring
God has sent our way.

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May you all have a blessed Easter Sunday!



About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 7 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah was a Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines Contest. Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 3 of Abby & Holly series for girls, a fairy tale and Book 6 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2019 along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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