Summer is Flying By!




I can’t believe how fast summer is flying by! Our flowers are doing well even if there hasn’t been much rain. Of course my husband and I water them daily as long as there’s no ban on using water.

We’ve had a hot, humid summer in the northeast, USA, here in New Hampshire. We usually enjoy dining out on our deck overlooking a small pond. But it’s been oppressive and this heat has pushed us indoors into air conditioned comfort. This photo of the pond shows all types of vegetation but little water. It’s still beautiful to look at.

We have the view from inside as we dine but it’s not the same. Before we know it fall will be encroaching. I look forward to the magnificent beauty of the fall foliage dressed in brilliant colors of red, yellow and orange. It’s my favorite time of year. For now, though, I’ll enjoy this warm summer and count my blessings.

I love watching the myriad assortment of birds, especially the incredible humming birds. Here are photos of one, a ruby necked, feeding at my kitchen window feeder. Other photos of birds at our back deck feeders are below. We spend a lot on keeping them fed. LOL!

I’m thankful for good health, a wonderful husband, supportive, loving family, and warm and kind friends online. You know who you are, Sally and Deanie and many others!

I’m thankful for the blessings God has given me. I pray that I can give back as much to others who are in need.

What are you thankful for?

Thank you for stopping by.


Blessings to all!




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, 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 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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5 Responses to Summer is Flying By!

  1. Ileana says:

    Totul e suberb aici la tine vise dulci ❤

  2. 🌸🌺 lovely, pleased you’re having a super summer

  3. Yes – it has been a hot one here in Oklahoma too Janice! Love your beautiful flowers! Those little hummingbirds are really something!

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