Summer is Here!

Where has June gone? Is it almost over! Summer is here in New England USA and all the flowers are opened to welcome her.

I can’t take enough photos of all the beauty around the yard and in the neighborhood. Some of these flowers are too fleeting to even capture. I missed out on the tulips, daffodils and forsythia. They are already gone. Sigh!

I did capture all the roses that are blooming beautifully around our house. They are in all their splendor. I hope you enjoy these pics. They are even more gorgeous in real time.

One of our oldest rose bushes still producing many fabulous flowers!
New bush with a fantastic pink rose with a different kind of leaves.
Another old rose bush that produces plenty of beauty for us to enjoy!
Newer rose bush with four flowers and more coming!
Our first yellow rose!

The fabulous yellow rose above was so heavy its stem could not support it so my husband held it up for my photo. This year he purchased four new rose bushes and in different colors too. He knows how much I love roses.

Here are some other flowers that grace our circle and yard.

More petunias

With all this beauty around us I hate to see them go. We have had so much rain lately – almost every other day it has rained heavily. Some of roses are bent over as if they are weeping along with the rain.

I caught these photos in between the rain drops. Of course we do need the rain in order for these flowers to flourish. I would like to be outside though to enjoy them. Oh well, I snapped plenty in case they fall over from the rain.

I am thankful for all the lovely flowers and even for the rain. I hope you enjoyed walking around my home to view my plants. Soon my rose of Sharon bushes will be producing their own crowns of glory for me to share.

Thank you for stopping by to view my flowers. Please stop by again for more posts of interest to share.


Have fun this summer and be safe!

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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12 Responses to Summer is Here!

  1. tidalscribe says:

    Yes I love strolling round other people’s gardens and here in Old England our weather has been much the same. But flowers with raindrops make good photos.

  2. Darlene says:

    Fabulous garden. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Gorgeous, Janice. I love roses the best of all flowers.

  4. noelleg44 says:

    There is NOTHING like a New England summer- I am overwhelmed with memories every time I think of it! How lucky I was to grow up there.

  5. Jennie says:

    Your flowers are gorgeous, Janice!

  6. macjam47 says:

    Your flowers are gorgeous! Mine were doing so well, but then we got so much rain some of the leaves on the plants turned yellow. Then, the deer came and ate my begonias, portulaca, and the flowers on my hostas (but not the plants themselves). Then they nibbled on my hydrangeas. I love deer, but not so much when they munch in my yard, 💕🤗💕

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