Spring is Sprouting All Over! But the Weather is Cool Again!

In New England just wait a minute and the weather will change from warm to cold and back again. We hardy New Englanders are used to this. We are ready for anything that nature throws at us. I think! Yikes!

We have had snow in April! That was on April Fool’s Day one year. We were all fooled by Mother Nature that year. This year in 2021 the weather began nice and warm in the 70’s for a couple of days then dropped to 50’s and 60’s with rain and windy weather. What’s next? Snow? Well, snow was predicted up in the White Mountains (aptly named) of New Hampshire this week. Glad I am not there.

I snapped some photos on a warmer day of all the sprouting that is going on in my yard and neighborhood for you to enjoy. Got to keep thinking spring!!!

Bushes sproutin
Rose Bush
More budding b
Rose Bush
Day Lilies greening up
Day Lilies Greening up
Another Rose Bush
Pink Rose Bush that was gorgeous last year

Here are all our bird houses. A few of them are already being used with grass sticking out. The blue birds are preparing their nests for their young. How sweet!

Bird Houses
New Bird house
Bird House (notice grass & sticks on left)
Duplex bird house
Big Bird house
Small Bird house
Small bird house

These bird houses will house some baby birds soon adding to the growing bird population that inhabit our backyard. There is plenty of food being supplied by my husband, the bird man. He loves watching them (so do I) and feeding them. I leave that up to him. I usually am busy, like now, writing about them.

Blue bird feeder with dried meal worms

The blue bird feeder above was being used recently to begin a nesting place for some baby birds. My husband noticed some twigs and sticks inside it along with the worms he had provided for feed. I think the blue birds were enamored by the color blue of this feeder and thought it might be perfect for a nest. John quickly took out the sticks and twigs and added more worms. This would be a cute place to watch the baby birds but also a perfect place for another bird to eat them. Oh no!! I hope the bird parents got the clue not to use it.

I hope you enjoyed this post. I will keep you informed about the nesting going on and of any new arrivals to our feeders. We are expecting humming birds and Baltimore Oriole birds soon! Can’t wait. They are gorgeous and fascinating to watch. I am keeping my ears tuned to the distinctive sound of the Orioles. It’s almost like a screeching sound. They announce their arrival and are excited to see that we have the feeder ready.

One year they came before John could get the feeder ready. The Oriole let us know about that. He squawked like a duck and kept coming back until we had it there. We thought he was going to leave and not come back. But, I guess, this bird was evidently hungry and patient enough to return. Phew!

A special ‘thank you’ to all my new readers. Please keep coming back for more entertaining posts. You never know what I am going to talk about next.

Please check out all my books on the right of this post by clicking on the covers. Watch for two new books coming this year and more later in the fall and winter. I just can’t keep still for a minute. There is always some WIP at Jemsbooks.blog/.com!

Thank you for stopping by to read this post! Please come back again. You are always welcome. 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 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 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 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. 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 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 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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