Flowers are everywhere!


I love all kinds of flowers and revel in their beauty! Each time I go out for a walk I frantically snap every flower I happen to see. This drives my poor husband crazy. Sigh!

Below are some flowering trees – a maple tree which I can’t remember the exact name for you. Sorry. It is small but has rosy pink blossoms and then red/green leaves will soon sprout. In third photo down you will see the red leaves beginning to come out.

The second photo is of one of our pots on the front porch which is a mixture of small petunias. They will grow and spread out of the pots by the summer. Of course, more photos will be shared of them in all their glory.

Here is one of our pots of dahlias above which will become fuller as the weather gets warmer. Of course I will snap them again for you.

I had to share these gorgeous houses that we pass by on our 2.5-3.0 mile walk. They take your breath away. Their grounds are immaculately groomed and have beautiful trees.

This house below is much larger than it looks. The rest of it is hidden behind the trees and it has a beautiful gazebo you can see on the right.

I used to dream of living in one these mansions when we first moved here to New Hampshire. But now I love our home. It may be small compared to these fabulous 12+ room castles but my home is my castle. We have added and touched up and changed and rearranged things over the nearly fifteen years. It’s all perfect to me!!

Also, I want to share some new photos of one of our visitors – the magnificent Baltimore Oriole. He came to visit to eat the grape jelly and half an orange that John put out for it. But this time he brought along his mate. She is lighter in color and more muted but still beautiful. She is waiting not so patiently on top while her mate eats his fill of the orange and grape jelly.

She is brazen enough to kick him off if he takes too long.

In this photo above. The male sits dejected as the female eats. You can almost see how he feels by his posture.

Thank you for joining me today on my walk. I hope you enjoyed my photos. Stop by again real soon!


Watch for a new book for MG girls coming soon and a fairytale by summer for young children.

Links to purchase all Jemsbooks are at covers on the right. Stock up on your summer reading for all ages!

Blessings & Hugs!


About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 39 books: 19 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, 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 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 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 17+. 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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19 Responses to Flowers are everywhere!

  1. noelleg44 says:

    Hi Janice – You are several weeks behind us. All of our azaleas are now gone by but my irises are up and some late spring, early summer ones are up – maybe I need to post some photos! Isn’t spring amazing? Except for the achoo! pollen…

  2. Such lovely flowers, Janice. I love spring.

  3. Beauty everywhere! Thanks so much for sharing, Janice. 🙂

  4. Annika Perry says:

    Ahh…one can never have too many nature photos! The flowers are beautiful and interesting to see the dahlias in bloom even when so short! Oh, you’re lucky with your Orioles … and I’m smiling at the male in huff as he’s been moved away by the bossy female! Enjoy your lovely surroundings! 😀🌺🌻

  5. ramasamy59 says:

    Nice article

  6. Jennie says:

    Beautiful, Janice!

  7. macjam47 says:

    Thanks for allowing us to come along on your morning walk. Your flowers are lovely. I’ve lived in huge houses before but nothing compares to where we live now in our stage of life. Small, easy to take care of, and lots of lovely neighbors.

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