Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

I Like Thursday #31 - All of the Things!

I like so many things!

I like seeing our Columbine blooming.

I like planting time.  My turn to plant flowers was a little delayed this year because we got 6 inches of snow on May 20th!  But now the flowers are planted and a few vegetables as well.  It finally feels like Spring is here!

I like how these house finches were taking shelter under the eaves at our house during the snow that day. There wasn't even any seed in the bird feeder!

I like this photo that my husband took at my sister's house, of her bedding plants in the old wheelbarrow.

I like hand stitching the binding on to my latest quilt finish this week, especially while watching the Dancing with the Stars finale!

This quilt is now finished, and my favorite dancer won - life is good!  :)  (Right, LeeAnna?!)

I like going for a morning hike on a trail in the foothills of Colorado near my home called the Devil's Backbone.  Can you see why it has that name?

Along the way we saw a new bird (to us) which we think is a Spotted Towhee.  I always like finding a new bird!

And I really like this poem, which I first discovered when sharing poetry with my 5th graders years ago!

May Night by Sara Teasdale

The spring is fresh and fearless
And every leaf is new,
The world is brimmed with moonlight,
The lilac brimmed with dew.

Here in the moving shadows
I catch my breath and sing-
My heart is fresh and fearless 
And over-brimmed with spring.

Hope your May is beautiful, and your week is going well!  Join in with all the rest of the I Like Thursday bloggers over at LeeAnna's place, Not Afraid of Color.


  1. Your bird does look like a towhee, we have those here too. That columbine is gorgous!

  2. Gorgeous photos and I love that poem! Thank you for this week's inspiration. I'm so glad Spring has finally sprung in your corner of the internet!

  3. Happy post, Diann. I generally wait till Memorial Day to plant, just to be sure.

  4. Fun post and I like that you end with a poem!

  5. I concur with your bird species, we don't have them but I had to look in the birdbook! Love our birds:) I watch DWTS too! I was disappointed in last week's Simone going home. And I thought Normani should have had either 2nd or 1st, the same with Rishad(those 3 were my favorite all along). Have a great weekend.

  6. you all got a freaky snowstorm! Your photos are so beautiful such good composition. The poem is a perfect end to the story you told of the week.

  7. When I was in Colorado a long time ago I was so surprised at the beautiful Columbines along the roads! Thanks for the memories. mary in Az

  8. Smart little birdies - we get a lot that will hang out under the eaves in bad weather. The flowers are so pretty - love all the color.

  9. Your Thursday posts are so peaceful and calming to me. I've seen photos of The Devil's Backbone and wanted to visit. Love your flowers. You are so lucky to have columbine!

  10. Oh Diann! I LOVE that poem. I love poetry and that one is especially perfect; captures exactly how I feel in the spring. What a beautiful spot for a hike! I love feeding birds; it's such a treat to see them up close isn't it? Fab planter too!

  11. Enjoy your holiday weekend. Looks like you got off to a good start with your walk.

  12. Hi,
    Thanks for stopping by my place. Love your star quilt, it's awesome! Have a great day!