Warm Weather & Rain Bring More Flowers!

We had a whole weekend of rain for Memorial Day. It wasn’t a fun time for those who wanted to finally get large groups together for cookouts. We had a cook in. The day after the long weekend the weather, of course, warmed up nicely and has been nice ever since. Who can figure?

Of course we need the rain to produce the greens and flowers. I popped my head out in between the rain one day and took some photos. More photos the next day. I promised to share them with you to cheer you up if you needed cheering up. Enjoy!

Red rose
Red rose bush in circle
Rose bush in front of our house
Pink Rose bush in circle
Closeup of pink rose
Pink rose bush side of our house – This bush was glorious last year. I hope it does as well this year.
Dianthus in front of our house – It has bloomed more since we moved it here.
Petunias in purple and dotted with white – They keep changing and more are coming out white.

From our back deck you can see the pond greening up nicely. All the creatures of the woods are happy here. They are well fed and have plenty of places to roam and/or hide out. Recently we spotted two deer in our backyard. I snapped this photo.

Two deer in our backyard – I talked softly to them so I could take this photo. They stood there and listened to me and slowly walked away. I guess I was not a threat to them. That is what I told them.

We recently spotted two coyotes in our backyard chasing a deer. We only hope the deer got away. Sad but I guess every creature has to eat. It is a way for nature to cull out the weaker ones. I warned our neighbors about keeping their small pets inside. They would be easy pickings for the coyote which hunt in packs.

Two foxes in our neighborhood – This photo was shared by one of our neighbors who spotted them in his yard. He said they greeted each other like they were family.
Baltimore Oriole bird at feeder – on his way there
Hummingbird at window feeder
Our pond in the back is greening up nicely making all the birds happy! They nestle there. The bullfrogs croak all day long. In the past we had a couple of ducks and a great blue heron land in the pond when there was more water. There isn’t much there now unfortunately.
Bird bath with sprinkler – The birds love it and so do the squirrels.
Hibiscus is 7 years old now. We bring it in every fall and take it out again in the spring. It’s quite happy being outside again. It has dozens of buds but no flowers opened yet.
Passion Flower is now two years old. No buds that I can find yet. It’s not as happy as last year. Hope it perks up a bit.
Dahlias beginning to fill out.
Flowers on our wall
Petunias near the wall
More petunias on deck
Hope you enjoyed visiting our nest.
Here are some butterflies to bid you adieu! Come back again real soon!

I hope you enjoyed all my flowers and animal photos from New Hampshire. When the weather is nice it is a great place to live. I do love it all year round as long as I don’t have to drive in the cold and snowy weather.

Stay safe and well and keep reading to perk up your spirits, fill your mind with new things and get healthier in mind and body. After all, we authors need readers in order to continue to do what we love to do – write!

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of me and my books and all the reviews that I receive. Please keep them coming! I hope you will keep coming back for more entertaining reading and events about new works, daily news, birds, fish and other things that pop into my already overcrowded head.

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 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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