Summer Flowers and Fun Times & Happy Fourth of July!

Now that I am back from my Sicily vacation I can enjoy the beauty right here at home. Here are the flowers on our back deck before I left on June 10th and now on July 2nd. I did add a new pot to replace one that didn’t do well.

Here is the pond in our back yard that is growing profusely! We have an invasive vine all around the fence that is reaching out toward our house. It’s a little like a horror movie! The landscaper needs to do some heavy-duty clipping, real soon!

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip but it’s good to be home again to sleep in our own bed and get back to a more relaxed schedule. So far we have been very busy with family stuff. Love spending time with our grandchildren. They keep us hopping.

Here are my beautiful roses. My husband didn’t cut them back too much this year and I’m happy he didn’t. They really bloomed more fully, don’t you think?

Hope everyone has a Happy 4th of July to all in USA and a Happy 150th to my friends in Canada!

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great weekend and stay safe when you celebrate!

Reading Gives You Wings to Fly! Soar through summer with! Happy reading!

Blessings & hugs,


About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 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 books have received 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 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 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, 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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7 Responses to Summer Flowers and Fun Times & Happy Fourth of July!

  1. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Some lovely flowers from Janice Spina who kicks off the July 4th Celebrations..

  2. Lyn Horner says:

    Such beauty! Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. What beautiful flowers, especially the roses. Wishing you Happy 4th July celebrations :-)🎆🎆🎇🎇

  4. macjam47 says:

    I hope you had a wonderful 4th. Your flowers are lovely, especially the roses. I might add, that when I come back from traveling, not only do I look forward to my own bed, but my own shower is right up there at the top of the list.

    • jjspina says:

      Yes, it was a lovely before the 4th at my brothers with my family! Hope you have a fun day too! I agree about traveling too! Love my bed and bathroom! 😀❤️😘🤗xx

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