I can’t believe how fast summer has flown by. The weather is changing and the trees are revealing their true colors of red, yellow, and orange. There is beauty everywhere you look. This is my favorite time of year!

I love the crispness of the air, apples (honey crisp my favorite) aplenty at the orchards nearby, the sweet smell of falling leaves, and the gorgeous display of color all over New England! It will soon be leaf peepers time!

Living in New Hampshire we don’t have to travel far to see the colors – right in our neighborhood.

Welcome to fall

We have our fall decorations out early this year. Usually we are so late in putting them out that we only get to enjoy them a week or so before we have to put out the Christmas stuff. I hate to rush the seasons but that is evident in all the stores you visit. They have had Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas stuff out for a couple of weeks already! Yikes!

Scarecrows are visiting
Hang onto that pumpkin scarecrow
Colorful place mats greet us for every meal.
Home is where the love is.
Horn of plenty
A smiling scarecrow to greet you at our door.
Fall basket
My granddaughter gave me this last Thanksgiving. I am supposed to write what I am thankful for. I am thankful for all my family, friends, and our good health and my wonderful husband!

Here are some of the trees in the neighborhood that are showing off their fall colors. All I have to do is look out my kitchen window and there is beauty for the eye to behold.

The colors aren’t as vibrant as in past years but still beautiful. I recently went on a mini-vacation up to Vermont. I will do a post all about it. It was a fun time with our friends and a nice time to getaway!

Here is a photo of the golf course that is nearby our neighborhood. This photo was taken in 2013. The colors were more brilliant.

Golf Course in 2013 Jemsbooks.com copyright

Thank you for stopping by to read my post. I hope you have a lovely day wherever you life.


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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  1. macjam47 says:

    I love everything about fall. The colors are fabulous! There are pumpkins, fall flowers, decorations, cooler days and nights, scarecrows, and pumpkin pie! Thanks for sharing your photos. Honeycrisp are my favorite, too!

  2. What a great selection of photographs, Janice. Halloween isn’t big here so I join in the Halloween in the blogosphere. It is such fun.

  3. Happy Autumn! 🙂 Love your Grandgirl’s awesome autumn art… xo

  4. Jennie says:

    Fall in New England is just perfect. Lovely, Janice!

  5. mihrank says:

    This is so great post and brings joy and happiness…

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