Summer Flowers in Bloom!

I love sharing my flowers when they are in bloom. This year has been a strange summer so far – lots of rain, heat and then cooler temps. We haven’t had much time to go out and sit and enjoy our deck. It’s been either too wet or too hot outside. Sigh!

I hope wherever you live in the world that you are enjoying your summer or whatever season you are in.

Our flowers have been doing well though. I enjoy sharing the beauty with you. I hope my photos will cheer you up if are feeling low. We all need a little cheering up and some beauty to enjoy in our lives.

Rose of Sharon with bee in mid-air

I didn’t realize I had captured this bee in mid air! Amazon! He was headed toward the flower when I snapped this. Pretty cool, huh?

White Rose of Sharon

We have 17 Rose of Sharon bushes in and around our yard. They are just gorgeous. They vary from year to year in color. All depends upon the insects that pollinate them. They spread the pollen back and forth between the plants and we end up with some white, lavender, and others mixed with two colors on one bush. It’s amazing.

Pinky purple Rose or Sharon
Light purple Rose of Sharon closeup
Closeup of Marigold

I love doing closeups of flowers. They are so incredible the closer you get.

Wall of Marigolds & Petunias
More Marigolds
Our circle of Petunias & Roses

At one time this circle was filled with all kinds of flowers. But this year we stopped planting there since it is so time consuming to water this area which is far from our front lawn. With all the rain we had so far this summer the Petunias came up again on their own accord and the roses are doing well. They were planted a couple of years ago and suddenly sprouted up in different colors to our delight.

Petunias in different colors
Roses closeup

There can never be too many roses! My favorite flower is a rose – all colors.

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. I hope you enjoyed my photos and that they gave you some joy. Thank you for your kind support of me, my books and blog and for all the reviews you may have posted wherever my books are sold. Please keep the reviews coming! We indie authors appreciate your efforts to write reviews. This is the only way other readers will be able to see which books they would like to read by reading reviews of other readers. Your opinion counts. Thank you! 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, 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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5 Responses to Summer Flowers in Bloom!

  1. Darlene says:

    I love the Rose of Sharon bushes. All your flowers are so pretty.

  2. Jennie says:

    Beautiful! Are you having problems with bunnies (or chipmunks) eating your flowers? We are, big time, and it hasn’t happened before.

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Jennie. No problem because they eat all the seeds we have from bird feeders. Put up a bird feeder and they will not need to eat flowers. The birds drop a lot of seeds on the grow where the chipmunks feast. 🌸🥰🐿

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