Flowers, Flowers and Flowers Everywhere!

The summer weather lately has been hot, humid and oppressive. We recently had a severe thunderstorm with torrential rain that cooled it off a little. Before this I snapped some of our flowers.

Our 17 Rose of Sharon bushes are beginning to flower. I captured some of the early flowers and will take more photos when the rest of them flower. Once they all begin it will be breathtaking!

Our hydrangea is blooming beautifully after many years of no flowers because they were cut down in error by our landscaper. We had another plant but it was cut back again this year in another error! Yikes!

Rose of Sharon bush
Rose of Sharon
Another Rose of Sharon

It was that time of the year when our pond is due for a clearing. It has overgrown so high and full. The birds love it but it has to be done.

Here are some photos of before and after the clearing began. There are a lot of unhappy critters like snakes, birds frogs, and a groundhog who live there. This is a retention pond but there never is much water in it with all the vegetation that grows there, reason why they keep clearing it out.

Before clearing of pond with a visiting turkey
Before trimming of pond
Pond being cleared
Pond cleared
Newly cleared pond
Another view of Cleared Pond
More clearing around pond

It will grow back before the fall again though. But it does look neater. It’s nice to get rid of the Bittersweet vines that strangle the bushes, trees all around New Hampshire. It is a vine that when brought here became invasive.

I hope you enjoyed my photos. I promise to share more photos of our flowers soon.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Feel free to come back again any time. You are always welcome. Please keep reading and reviewing and I will keep writing. Thank you for your kind support!

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, 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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3 Responses to Flowers, Flowers and Flowers Everywhere!

  1. Jan Sikes says:

    Gorgeous flowers! We need some of that rain desperately!

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