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 award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 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, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and receive a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. 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 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 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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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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