Spring is Sprouting all over and soon it’ll be Summer!

This year (2020) has been a difficult year for everyone all over the world. Of course it has been harder for those who do not have a home or daily meals. I pray for anyone who is having a horrendous time during the Pandemic and all the violence we are experiencing.

I want to take a minute out of this post to say a pray for all who are in need and for the family of George Floyd. God bless them all.

Even though I haven’t been out and about for a few months I have been walking around our yard and snapping photos of all the trees and flowers that are budding and blooming. It gives my soul a lift to see the life around us goes on in spite of everything that has transpired in the news.

Here are some photos of what is growing around our yard.

Spring Flag
Welcome Flag
Petunias with a butterfly
Hibiscus – 6 years old and still going strong!

My son and daughter-in-law gave me this plant above and the one below for Mother’s Day. Hibiscus – 6 years ago and Pasaflora this year.

Pasaflora – still waiting for the blossoms
Roses and Rhododendron
Red roses – Blessings from St. Theresa!
Pink roses in bloom – from all the prayers to St. Theresa, The Little Flower

My husband has been busy planting his garden on the deck – hanging tomatoes, zucchini, and cucumbers. I can’t wait to start picking the first crop.

Herbs – Basil and Oregano
Zucchini Plant
Zucchini growing by leaps and bounds
Cucumber Plant
Hanging Tomato

Our Rose of Sharon bushes are greening up but no flowers yet until July and August. I will definitely share photos when they are gloriously covered in their summer attire of flowers.

Rose of Sharon greening up but no flowers until July or August
Our pond greening up and coming alive with bull frogs

Just underneath the tomato plant and above photo is our pond. It is greening up and the bull frogs are croaking away big time. A month or two ago we listened to the peepers out in the pond every night. If you left your window open they would keep you up all night. I got used to them and didn’t even hear them after awhile. They become music to sleep by.

I hope you enjoyed seeing all the plants and flowers gracing our yard. They make a house a home in many ways. Stay tuned for more updates on the veggies and photos of the first crop! So excited!!

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Janice Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!






About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 31 books: 15 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 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 books have received 23 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 2 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon 9 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-4 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 5 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 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 and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. 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 a novel and Book 4 of Drystan the Dragon series for young children. An historical novel and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2021 and beyond along with more children's books and novels for 18+. 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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2 Responses to Spring is Sprouting all over and soon it’ll be Summer!

  1. wolfpug says:

    Lovely flowers! I wondered how I would grow cucumbers in a planter on the deck. Thanks for the visual. Glad you are well!

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Michele. This is the first time we have done anything besides tomatoes. I’ll let you know how they turn out. I can’t wait to taste them! hugs xx

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