Signs that spring is finally here!


The weather here in New England, USA is still a little cool – 50’s. This is a vast improvement over a week ago when we had snow and 30 degree temps.

My husband and I went for our usual walk – 2-3 miles around the neighborhood. I snapped phots of buds in evidence on trees and plants that are sprouting.

The grass is greening up.



The sky is a brilliant blue.


@ Janice Spina –

All feels right with the world.

Spring gives you promise of good things to come.

The birds are chattering as they eat at the feeders.

They know that the weather is getting warmer.

Their minds are on gathering sticks and twigs to make a nest.

Here are some bird feeders that my husband has hung for them. They have many to choose from in our yard. Some appear to be in use already.

Our arborvitae bushes above show signs of deer tampering. The poor deer had a tough time this winter finding food. I guess they liked the taste of our bushes which are looking a little slimmer this spring. I can’t fault the poor animals. They were starving. I think the bushes will fill in eventually.

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Sure signs of spring – my husband cleans the front deck, he put out our spring flag and the American flag. Ahh! Spring is here today to stay, hopefully!

Inside the house my plants are celebrating spring by blooming and sprouting new leaves – Ivy, Christmas Cactus and hibiscus.


Thank you for stopping by. Happy spring to you or whatever season you are celebrating now.


Watch for new books coming this summer – a fairly tale, and book 1 of a mystery series for middle-grade girls. All 20 Jemsbooks are available on, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Please leave a review  for all books you read.  All authors will love you for it!

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. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received 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 and beyond 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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19 Responses to Signs that spring is finally here!

  1. mihrank says:

    indeed – great post!!!

  2. Jennie says:

    Happy spring, Janice. It is finally here! Love the photos, especially the American flag. We’ll be following suite next weekend.

  3. Annika Perry says:

    Yeah!! The chatter of birds is a sure sign Spring has arrived – enjoy the awakening in the coming weeks!I love the bird boxes in your garden – a veritible hotel for them all with lots of choices! So sweet of you. xxx

  4. noelleg44 says:

    Happy Spring, Janice! I hate to say this but we are weeks ahead. The leaves are coming out, the dogwoods have been out, and the azaleas are flourishing. That’s the South!

  5. Sensational photos…Happy Spring, Janice! ❤ xo

  6. How lovely that Spring is finally arriving. It has been so slow coming. I agree about the poor deer; you couldn’t let them starve.

  7. dgkaye says:

    Thanks for your lovely tour of spring sprouting Janice. Your posts are always so uplifting. ❤

  8. Glad Spring has sprung where you are now.

  9. macjam47 says:

    Thanks for the tour, Janice. Spring is such a highly anticipated time by everyone, even those who enjoy the winter. Thanks for the joyful post. 😘

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