Wednesday, June 13, 2018

I Like Thursday #29

Yes I know my post last week was I Like Thursday #29.  Obviously I cannot read or count because last week would have only been 28.  So I will get back on track today.  :D

I saw this and thought of LeeAnna.  I like interesting yard lights.

But I saw these and I knew I had to have them.  There were only two but I love the light they give off.

I know it is hard to see, but it is green and it looks like a flame.  Believe it or not that had been cleaned out about 3 days ago.  The weeds definitely grow faster than I pull.

I like my clucky girls.  They get to free range, and they are extremely happy, me not so much at times they dig up my plants, one of their fluffy butts smashed my lone little lupine that I had grown from seed last year.  

Today they were running through the sprinkler, circling under the stairs, and around, and back through the sprinkler.

I know I mentioned my poppies a couple of weeks ago.  The first sets were vibrant orange, then they went to an almost dark salmon, the last few seem to get lighter and lighter.  These are a light almost pink.  I am thrilled that I had 12 blooms this year.  I love that my flowers just keep spreading, without buying new ones every year.

I like Lemon Grass essential oils, and I hear that if you plant lemon grass they are supposed to help drive away the mosquitoes.

I also have some that I am growing from seeds.  I have 2 little sprouts so far, but the weeds are growing faster.  How can that be?

Jeff always wanted a miniature Japanese Maple, but here they are so very expensive, even for just a small one.  I have tried growing them without success.  When I was in Oregon I was looking and my mom and dad bought me one for Mother's Day.  It traveled across country with me pretty well.  It has been sitting here patiently waiting to be planted.  I finally chose a spot.

I will enlarge that bed, put weed block and mulch.  Maybe throw in some herbs.

I like spending time at the lake house with a friend.  While working on the boat there was a visitor the other day.

I got a laugh out of him walking up the dock.

I like being outside and smelling the honeysuckle.  The plant is doing wonderful.

I like the dish towels and hand towels for different seasons.

The 4th of July is one the horizon.

 Canning jar, and love the blanket stitch hem!
And a bicycle full of flowers.

I have been spending time in the pool a lot and I ordered a double beach towel from Pendleton.

Finally I like that I figured out a tie out for Bobbin.  She is pretty good about allowing me to click it to her collar, and she has about 50 feet to run.  The other day she decided to splay out on the rocks under my car.

We laugh because she flattens out.

Now head over to LeeAnna's at Not Afraid of Color to see the other I Like Thursdays.


  1. Oh snap I forgot to leave a comment. And check the box. Grrrr

  2. I did the same thing on my blog and had to go back in. LOL. Anyway , I love those hand towels. Did you make them?
    Such fun post.

  3. Good morning my friend, looks like you are keeping busy :) Those lights look like a fun idea and Bobbin looks to have figured out how to beat the heat!

  4. wow, she is flat! She might like a baby pool or running with the chickens thru the sprinklers. What an image, I can see it now! Lemongrass.. now I have to try growing that. I love the scent and flavor.
    We had a mini maple, a neighbor boy gave us in a pot. We thought, we'll plant it later, and when we moved it was a full on tree, had grown through the pot but still looked like it was in the pot!

  5. Our large dog doesn't want to be outside, but he also doesn't want to be left alone inside when we go out. I miss living at the lake.

  6. Weeds are a constant battle, aren't they?! I think someday they will take over the world... I really like your festive hand towel!

  7. Hi Colette!
    Awwwwww, little Bobbin. You always save the best for last!! So many good likes today. I have to giggle at your girls running through the sprinkler - who would have thought that a) they would like it, and b) they would think of it. Your girls look nice and fluffy! Happy Thursday! ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. I totally feel you with the weeds. Mine are growing at lightning speed and its very frustrating. But your green glass is very pretty and so are the precious chickens!

  9. Good stuff. I love the flamingo! The chickens and the hand towels are pretty neat, too.

  10. Love those dishtowels--my grand-mere used to buy nice towels and then crochet holders with a button for fastening onto a handle in the kitchen...I keep a look out for these at fairs...hugs, Julierose

  11. Your chickens are so pretty and Bobbin well....she is a smartie. Her belly is nice and cool with those rocks lol. Great post

  12. Cute flattie dog!!! Those yard lights are really fun looking!

  13. What a bunch of sweet things in your post...well not the weeds! I did not know chickens would like water like that... must mention it to son in law. You sound happy!

  14. I am sorry, but I had to laugh at the 'fluffy butt' that squashed your only lupine … and then chickens in a sprinkler? New one that had me busting a gut! I wanted a Japanese maple for our new landscaping, but I had to settle for a bronzy colored Norway maple due to cost. And I love those patriotic towels!


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