Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Thursday, October 20, 2016

"I like" Thursday #1 - the Orange Edition!

A quilt blogger I've discovered this year, LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color, recently started a series called "I like" Thursdays, and I've been enjoying reading her posts so much that I decided to join in!  It's been kind of fun to look around and pay a little more attention in the last few days to see what I might like to post about today.  It turns out, this week's things I like happen to be orange!

1.  I like marigolds!

I'm not much of a gardener, but I love flowers, so when I figured out that the marigold seeds I planted years ago would re-seed themselves, I just let it happen!  And now, every year, I have all this glorious red, orange, and yellow color in the flower garden at the front of my house.  These are the last of the marigolds this year that I brought in while cleaning out the old plants so that I could put in some bulbs this fall.

Which leads me to - 

2.  I like daffodils!


Daffodils don't bloom until the spring, but in order to get them, you have to plant the bulbs in the fall, and that is what I did yesterday afternoon.  Crossing my fingers that my minimalist gardening skills will be enough to get some beautiful yellow, white, and orange blooms come spring!  (Does anyone have any advice about fertilizing daffodils?  :)

3.  I like carrots!


Yes, I actually grew these this year!  They aren't very big, but they sure were tasty!

4.  This time of year, I like all things pumpkin!  Especially, it turns out - pumpkin yogurt!


Noosa Yoghurt is made right here in Colorado, and it is like dessert for me!  Sprinkle a little granola on top, and yummy!

5.  I like little bundles of fabric!


This is a bundle of fat eighths that I found in a quilt shop on our trip to California recently.  I don't know what I will do with these fun, colorful polka dots, but I did notice that there is some orange and yellow in there. Just looking at this makes me happy - maybe I will never undo the string, just keep looking at it!  Lol!

6.  I like the Golden Gate Bridge!


Also on our trip to California, we stopped off at a couple of the spots where you can look at and photograph the bridge.  Did you know it's painted a color called International Orange?  I had to look up why this is, and it turns out it is a special kind of paint designed to keep the bridge from rusting due to the moisture from the fog that comes in from the ocean to San Francisco Bay.

7.  I like orange leaves in the fall - especially in vineyards!


My husband and I like to visit wineries when we are in California, and especially this time of year, we have fun walking through the vineyards and looking at the leaves on the vines.  They can be just beautiful!

Wishing all of you a good end of the week, and hoping you will find an opportunity to think about the things you like!








10 comments:

  1. Man! Do I have to come to CO to find that yogurt?
    I like all those things too. Home grown carrots are so sweet. Yellow Daffodils are the most hardy, so you should see them in Spring. We totally neglect ours and they have come back. LeeAnna

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  2. You've got some great likes this week. I found driving in San Francisco takes any of the joy out of the bridges there. But you got a very nice shot. Have a lovely week.

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  3. I like orange, so many of your likes fit right in for me. You were down in my old stompin' grounds when you were by the Golden Gate! I sure miss that bridge...I've been in Washington state for almost two years and I love it, but nothing beats home! Thanks for sharing your likes!

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  4. I love marigolds and daffodils too. :) Great post!

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  5. I, too, LOVE orange and cannot understand why so many don't. I agree with Kate..driving in San Fran is HORRIFIC and can make a SF visit the worst.

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  6. I like....this post! And I can honestly say I like all the things you listed. Well, I visited San Francisco only once and I did like the colour of the famous bridge and now I know the name of it. Thanks.

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  7. I like....this post! And I can honestly say I like all the things you listed. Well, I visited San Francisco only once and I did like the colour of the famous bridge and now I know the name of it. Thanks.

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  8. This was a fun read. I had to smile at the marigolds...I have the same kind blooming here in the back yard :)

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  9. This was a fun read. I had to smile at the marigolds...I have the same kind blooming here in the back yard :)

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  10. Great post, I love marigolds too! I don't think I could handle pumpkin yoghurt though!

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