Summer is rapidly leaving us behind! Flowers will be gone soon too!

I have been snapping photos of flowers all summer but now they are rapidly drying up. It’s sad to see them turning brown and shriveling up no matter how much we water them. It’s now time to say ‘goodbye.’

This has been a hot and rainy summer. We haven’t had too many days where we could eat out on our deck and enjoy the weather. We will appreciate every day we have left before the cold weather sets in.

Here are some of my Rose of Sharon bushes that are still blooming. But, I can see they are beginning to slow down producing new buds. Sigh! So sad!

Rose of Sharon bushes from window
Rose of Sharon window view
More views of Rose of Sharon from windows

The Rose of Sharon bushes have grown so high that they nearly cover our windows on one side of the house. Of course this fall they will all be cut down quite a bit.

From our kitchen window we enjoy the blooms on three Rose of Sharon bushes
This bush is in two colors – white & purple
Rose of Sharon bushes at their peak
A glorious close of a white blossom
A glorious closeup of a purple blossom

I have enjoyed these flowers so much every year. August is when they are fully in bloom. Now in September they are still blooming but the blossoms are not as extensive. I will enjoy them until there is one last bloom on the bush. Then I look forward to next summer when they will be back again in all their glory.

I am sad to see the summer end but look forward to my favorite season of all – fall or autumn. There will be pumpkins, apple pie, the scent of pine in the air, colorful leaves as they turn to red, yellow, orange and apple picking. Each season brings joy to me. I am thankful to be here to enjoy each season.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I hope you have enjoyed whatever season you are in in your part of the world. Thank you for your kind support of my books, blog and for all the reviews that you may have posted wherever my books are sold.

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 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 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 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 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 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 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 1 of a YA fantasy 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. 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 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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3 Responses to Summer is rapidly leaving us behind! Flowers will be gone soon too!

  1. noelleg44 says:

    We’re hoping to get some planted and blooming here next year. They are lovely!

  2. I don’t want summer to end! Just 15 more days. Let’s enjoy them. ❤

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