Where’s SPRING?

Here in the Northeast (New England) USA we still have snow that blankets our yards. It was officially spring a day ago but where is it hiding? The photo above is of our deck on March 8th from the first of four snowstorms.The snow was more than half way up our railings and at the sill of our window on the deck.

The photo above was just a couple of days ago on March 22nd. During the night of March 23rd we received a dusting which covered some of the bare grass that was peeking out. Alas, this is the end of the snow! I hope! We will appreciate all this water when the weather is in the 90’s in the summer and the wells are getting low. New Englanders are hearty stock and think positive when we have this much snow. It is for a reason. Sigh!

I really don’t mind the snow as long as I don’t have to drive in it. I love watching it fall as I write on my blog or work on my stories. It is soothing and cathartic to my soul.

Oh, I almost forgot. The snow is wonderful for capturing animal prints like the one above and others below. We see the footprints of dozens of turkeys, deer, rabbits, raccoons, and other creatures that I can not identify. Bear are expected to come out of hibernation soon. We may need to pull in our bird feeders. The raccoons are trying to pull the feeders down now and have left a mess on our snowy deck from all their detritus or whatever you call their doo doo.

It’s always exciting to see all the traffic we have in our backyard. We have seen many deer racing around the pond looking for something to eat. Soon there will be plenty for all to eat.

Having four seasons makes one appreciate the weather getting warmer in the spring and summer. Once the summer is almost over we are all looking forward to the cooler weather once again in the fall and winter.

My favorite season of all is the fall. I love the changing colors of the leaves as they go from verdant green to brilliant reds, oranges and yellows – a beautiful kaleidoscope of colors that boggles the mind and delights the eye and permeates the soul. The air is clear and crisp and is perfect for a brisk walk as I enjoy the beauty around me. It makes me feel alive as joy bubbles up in my heart.

After this long winter I am looking forward to the spring and summer –  warmer weather, cooking on our deck, family get-to-gathers, friends stopping by to sit on the deck with a drink and appetizers for a chat.

I hope wherever you live that you have a beautiful day! Stay safe and warm!

Thank you for stopping by and for your continued support.


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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 31 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 6 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear, Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier, The First Star 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 7 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, Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab, Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 1 (Drystan and Durward Save the Day) 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 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 2 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. There are books in the works about an angel and another about a dog for ages 15+. 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 http://jemsbooks.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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16 Responses to Where’s SPRING?

  1. noelleg44 says:

    Been keeping track of the snow woe in the NE, Janice. I have lots of friends who still live there! We get a dusting or a little more from the tail of whatever dumps on you – melts the next day but creates havoc with the schools since the bus drivers will NOT drive if even a flake is in evidence!

    • jjspina says:

      That is funny! I don’t like to drive if there is any sign of snow in sight too! Ha! Well, spring is here and the snow is finally melting away. Yay! hugs x

  2. In central Portugal the temps are mild and we have had a lot of much needed rain but in the UK where I hail from more snow is forecast for Easter! Everyone is looking forward to spring!

  3. mihrank says:

    Where is the Spring – great title – wonderful question…In San Diego, Coronado Island we have our magical spring, looks like to listen to violin!!

  4. macjam47 says:

    We have family in Boston and they are through with snow. We’ve had snow here this week, but with the warmer daytime temps, it melts the next day.

  5. The Owl Lady says:

    I’m beginning to wonder if it’s ever going to get here, Janice. I look outside, and it looks so pretty, but you’ll freeze if you don’t wear your winter coat! Crazy weather.
    Have a wonderful week! @v@ ❤

  6. I love snow, and am one of the few people who’s happy about all the snow the UK got this year. It’s been warmer the past several days though, so Spring might have decided to arrive here now.

    I have things I love about all four seasons, but probably like Winter best, because snow happens, and because I’d rather be too cold than too hot.

    • jjspina says:

      I like to watch it coming down. It’s beautiful when everything is covered in white! I just don’t want to drive in it. I’m looking forward to warmer weather but not too hot. I don’t like when it’s in the 90’s. I stay inside with air conditioning. I agree with you about being cold over being warm. I can always put on a sweater to get warmer but it’s more difficult to cool down if you are overheated. 😆

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