Is fall coming soon?

Some days feel like summer is still hanging in there and not wanting to let go. Other days there is that crisp feel and smell to the air that makes you long for the cooler temperatures, pumpkin pie, apple cider, all kinds of pies, and some tasty roast turkey.

I love the fall. It is my favorite time of the year. I love making apple and pumpkin pies, crockpot meals, and oven-baked meals to take the chill out of the house.

Pumpkin pie

The trees are showing their fall colors already this year. It is a little sooner than in previous years but that is due to the drought many areas have suffered.

Here are some photos I have been taking over the last weeks. You can see the colors popping out – reds, yellows and oranges. The leaf peeping time will be pushed back for those who don’t live in an area like New England. We are fortunate to be able to enjoy these colors all during autumn. I love it! It makes me feel alive.

I promise to do another post with more colorful trees as they continue their miraculous and beautiful transformation.

Maple tree in mid-August already changing.
See the red at the top part of the tree?

My house is now decorated for fall. I love all the fall colors. These colors – orange, brown, yellow and red were my go to colors years ago. Now I am more into blues, grays and burgundy.

Here are some photos I snapped of my decorations.

fall front door welome
fall wreath front door
fall Welcome at my door inside
fall turkey
Pumpkin with lights
fall placemat
welcome scarecrow
Home is where the love is
large scarecrow
Medium scarecrow
small scarecrow
fall flowers

Here is a poem about autumn I wrote in 2018.


This has always been my favorite time of year.

The air is ever so crisp and clear.

The sky is a brilliant shade of blue

and even the clouds can’t cover its hue.

The trees are ripening to beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow

and it is a perfect time to take a walk with my very special fellow.

If only the trees will hold their lovely leaves a bit longer

but then the wind begins to blow a little stronger.

I feel like a kid again as I skip through the leaves

 that are falling from all of the trees.

I gaze about at all nature’s beauty around me

and it makes me happy to be alive as any one can see.

I know that we must enjoy this season while it lasts

because soon it will all be in the past.

Autumn is surely a sign for all of God’s love

and I am truly thankful for all HE sends us from above.

2008 by Janice Spina

May you stay safe and well during this Pandemic. I pray that soon we will have a vaccine for this virus and be once again safe to get out and about. Take care!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!








About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 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 33 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 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel 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 a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, 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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6 Responses to Is fall coming soon?

  1. wolfpug says:

    I Love the pics! I have the same scarecrow wreath! Our colors are just starting to come out here, too. LOVE the fall colors!

  2. I always long for the cooler temperatures, so when Autumn/Fall is clearly on the way I’m always glad of it. Personally I’m a cold weather person, and Winter is my favourite season, but I do love all the wonderful things Autumn has to offer.

  3. Jennie says:

    Lovely, Janice. Best to you!

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