Is spring Here Yet?

This is an old post that I wrote just before COVID-19 Pandemic began. Thank God we are getting through it now and only have some variations that are here and then gone. Take care everyone. Stay safe and well! God Bless!

I can’t believe it! Spring is finally here but it certainly doesn’t feel like it. Even though we haven’t had a snowy or harsh winter we hardy New Englanders always love when winter is over. THINK SPRING!

spring flag

We can get out more (only in our yards for now) and enjoy the sunshine and warmer temperatures (whenever they arrive) and the glorious new growth on trees, grass and introduction of beautiful blossoms. I haven’t noticed any signs of things growing yet but my flowers inside are anticipating the changes and are showing off their blooms. Here are some photos of their beauty. Since I don’t have any flowers outside yet to share, check these out.

Peace Ivy plant with 3 flowers (that’s a record for it!)
Lots of greenery and new shoots but no flowers yet. But soon there will be plenty!
Christmas cactus with plenty of buds that will soon pop open to uncover the beautiful blossoms!
African Violet in bloom
Another African Violet
A third African Violet that is splitting into two plants! This is only one side of it.

Spring is my second favorite time of the year. Fall is still my favorite.

Spring is a time for the Earth to reawaken its plants, flowers and insects. As soon as the weather warms up into the high 60’s and low 70’s you can see a mass of small insects flying around happy to be reborn. I don’t particularly like all the bugs but I do love seeing the dragonflies and butterflies. I once opened my hand to a dragon fly and it came to sit on my palm for several minutes as I talked to it. I kiddingly told my husband as he snapped photos of it that it was my mother incarnated. Ha! Well, it could have been!?

It was a beautiful red color and it just sat there and listened to me go on and on about how beautiful it was. It must have been a vain dragonfly who loved to be complimented. My mother did love compliments, by the way! Ha! It was a fantastic feeling! I read about dragonflies after this and discovered that they can deliver a nasty bite if threatened. Thank goodness I didn’t threaten it!! Yikes!

Here is the photo below and the summer post.

Dragonfly on my hand 2017 (Isn’t this something?) Book Butterfly

Humans feel alive again too when we cast away the heavy clothes and take out the lightweight ones and look forward to wearing the flip flops again! Of course, I always have to drop a few winter pounds to get into those lightweight clothes. There is no place to hide the extra weight! Sigh!

I love wearing my flip flops around the house. Don’t usually wear them out though because I am klutzy and can trip myself up. That’s what happens when you get older! At one time I couldn’t wear them at all because they hurt my feet. But I found the best flip flops through Clarks and can’t wear any other kind. (I am not getting any credit for mentioning them.) They are just great shoes!

flip flops

Thank God this is a healthier spring than the past two years. Everyone is getting smarter about washing their hands and keeping distances when necessary. The dreaded COVID-19 Pandemic will soon be behind us with minor strains floating around like the flu and common cold. We have survived all of those in the past and will do so again.

It’s a funny (not haha but strange) thing when you are young you feel invincible, that nothing can touch you. How soon we all learn that this is not so as we grow older and wiser.

At my age which is well over a teenager, I have learned early and often that I am not invincible from anything. I can get sick. When I was young I could bounce back more quickly and reset myself like new. But now, ha, not so. It takes a whole lot longer to get recharged. The battery does not kick back on, is on a slow drain and needs a starter to get going again. Sigh!

Here are some lovely spring flowers (2017) to enjoy until nature brings them to us this year.

I hope I get some new spring flowers from you know who (John)! My table looks sad and empty and needs some sprucing up. Oh, thank goodness spring is here! I feel alive anticipating the warmer weather and drinks and dinners on our deck. My husband is preparing the deck (earliest ever for him) as I write this. Here is a photo to share of our lovely oasis. I don’t care if I go anywhere as long as I can sit on my deck in the warm months ahead.

Our deck is partly in the sun at 10:30 am but will be in shade at dinner time.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post! It is always a pleasure to have you visit. Please come back again for more entertaining posts about whatever pops into my already overcrowded head! Thank you for your kind support of my blog, books and for any reviews you may post 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 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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