The Beauty Around Us

Petunia striped 2016

I love walking all year round for exercise and just to enjoy being outdoors in the lovely weather. Being especially observant I notice everything beautiful or even strange. I took a photo of this moth on my slider recently. It actually waved its legs in annoyance at me. It was evidently trying to nap. It is a tad creepy, wouldn’t you agree?

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I can’t help myself when I see flowers I have to snap a few pics. Here is a small circle near my home that my husband and I take care of and plant flowers each year.

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The beautiful red and green leaves are from the tree we planted several years ago, a red forest pansy. In the spring it has lovely red blossoms.

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The variegated marigolds have filled in and created a magnificent border around the tree while inside the circle are gorgeous purple striped petunias. A lovely red rose bush stands amongst these holding its own beauty. Plenty of water is provided each day to give these beauties a chance to thrive in the scorching summer temps.

Caring for these beautiful flowers clears my head and awakens my creativity. Time to get back to my books. I feel refreshed and ready to create more adventures.

I am working on Books 3 & 4 of the Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. There is plenty of fun, adventures, magic and mystery for all ages with twins, Davey and Derek Donato. Go to http://Amazon.com/author/janicespina7 for your copy and get in on all the magic in books 1 & 2.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are enjoying your summer reading! Remember – Reading Gives You Wings to Fly!

Blessings!

-Janice-

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About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with nine children's books for PS-Gr 4, five middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and two 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 children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. All her books are available on Amazon.com, Create Space, 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 a mystery series for girls, a sequel to her first novel, Hunting Mariah, and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2018 along with more children's books. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews.
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3 Responses to The Beauty Around Us

  1. Kev says:

    Beautiful, Janice! 😊

  2. macjam47 says:

    A lovely little island garden.

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