Monday, May 18, 2015

May Flowers by Raine English

After a long dreary winter and a rainy April, I could hardly wait for some nice weather. Since I live in New England, there aren’t many months that I consider ideal. However, May comes pretty close. Days are generally warm, not hot and humid like July and August, and nights are cool—perfect for sleeping.

I love going out on my deck in the morning with my laptop and a cup of coffee. I seem to get more writing done when I work outside. The leaves are back on the trees. Everywhere you look is lush and green, and the flowers are in bloom. Some of my favorites are the azaleas, flax, hyacinth, and tulips. The splashes of red, pink, and purple are gorgeous.

What are some of your favorite May flowers?

USA Today bestselling and award-winning author, Raine English writes sweet small-town romance, paranormal, and Gothic romantic suspense. She’s a Daphne du Maurier Award winner and a Golden Heart finalist. Her new lighthearted contemporary romance series, Love Always, will be available in June. It features three childhood friends who encounter a lot more than anticipated while searching for love. To learn more about Raine and her books, visit her website. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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  1. I love azaleas too, and I'm seeing Iris that are lovely. I love most Spring flowers, and May is one of the best months here in NC too—not too hot, not too cold.

  2. Love your green thumb! We are rationing water here in California and I'm not sure I'll have much more in the flower department but poppies (which are a weed)

  3. Thanks, Melinda! I never water. We usually get more than enough rain. Wish I could send you some.

  4. I'm with Mel, stuck with water rationing, although my sister has planted drought-tolerant plants and has some blooming cacti that are to die for. I need to explore what I can add to my yard. I miss flowers!