Category Archives: flowers

Getting out a little – Taking a Walk Around the Neighborhood!

Some days I feel cooped up and want to get out. Since we can’t travel very far I like to take a 2-3 mile walk around the neighborhood. That’s what my husband and I did today. The weather was beautiful, … Continue reading

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Rose of Sharon Bushes are in Bloom but Barely!

Below is a post I wrote last year in August of 2019 when our Rose of Sharon bushes were blooming profusely. This year, however, in 2020 the blooms are sparse, sad to say. Here are some samples of the bushes … Continue reading

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Spring is Sprouting all over and soon it’ll be Summer!

This year (2020) has been a difficult year for everyone all over the world. Of course it has been harder for those who do not have a home or daily meals. I pray for anyone who is having a horrendous … Continue reading

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Is spring Here Yet?

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! We can get … Continue reading

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Summer Flowers Part 2!

I promised to share my photos of all 18 Rose of Sharon bushes in my yard. Here is the link to a previous post of them beginning to flower. Now for the updated version of the flowering. Boy, this sounds … Continue reading

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Summer Flowers – Hydrangeas and Rose of Sharon Bushes!

I hope you are having a wonderful summer or whatever season you are in wherever you live. Our weather here in New England USA has been in the high 80’s and low 90’s hot, humid and now it’s cooling down … Continue reading

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Summer is Here!

Where has June gone? Is it almost over! Summer is here in New England USA and all the flowers are opened to welcome her. I can’t take enough photos of all the beauty around the yard and in the neighborhood. … Continue reading

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Spring is Bursting out all over!

I recently took a walk around my neighborhood and snapped some photos of all the signs of spring bursting out all over. I hope you enjoy them. Happy spring! The weather here in New England has been rainy nearly every … Continue reading

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Interview with Authors HL Carpenter!

Please help me welcome, Helen and Lorri Carpenter, to Jemsbooks Blog Segment, Interview an Author. HL Carpenter  (Helen and Lorri) Thank you for coming today, Helen and Lorri. Hello, Janice! So happy to meet you! Thanks for the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Is Summer Almost Over?

IS SUMMER ALMOST OVER? Here in the East in New England, USA, it has been a hot summer with intermittent rain storms, then a cool spell, but now once again we are getting some humid days. But looking around I … Continue reading

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