Summer is Coming!


As I take my daily walks, well almost every day, I notice more and more flowers are reaching out to the sun and blooming and showing off their myriad colors of the rainbow.

I feel myself coming alive with the warmth of the sun and the clear fresh air of a coming summer. Breath deeply and enjoy – cough, cough, ah choo,  er, make sure you take your allergy meds first.

I was thrilled to discover the first rose of spring – almost summer – in the circle in front of our house. Check out this gorgeous flower!

Behind it are dianthus blooming happily.

Below are the rhododendron in our front yard and dahliahs showing off their lovely pink petals.

It may be a while before I can share the fabulous flowers of our 15 rose of Sharon bushes. They are in white and lavender. Some bushes have both colors on them. Once in full bloom they are an unforgettable sight to see.

Above is our New Guinea impatience looking happy hanging out on the back deck.

Here are two new adorable members of our family – Australian Labradoodles that my daughter and her family and my son and his family adopted. These dogs are brother and sister too. They had a splendid time together playing in our front yard and visiting over the weekend. Rugs and floors were properly christened which were thoroughly cleaned the next day by my hard-working husband.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are having lovely weather wherever you live. We have been blessed with some nice weather today, not so nice over the Memorial Day weekend however, Sigh!


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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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11 Responses to Summer is Coming!

  1. Lovely to see the flowers blooming. We are into our winter so it really does make a nice change to see your pictures.

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