Wednesday, April 7, 2021

I Like Thursday #155

 Wow 155 I Like Thursday posts.  What is I Like Thursday?  I Like Thursday was started by LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color.  The mission was to find things that we likes, loved, and/or were positive throughout the week to share with others and put a little kindness back into the universe.  

I like the warmer temperatures around my neck of the woods. To celebrate I had to have this hanging basket which I spied at work.

I mean who doesn't love purple and yellow together?


I just love pansy faces.  When I was small I always thought they were velvety.  

The yellow is Nemesia or what they call Lion's Face.  I love the multi-hued yellows!

Since it was nice outside, Bobbin and I walked to check on the flower beds.  We still have loads of Daffodils, and more tulips, but none have bloomed as of yet.  I did spy a Snowflake thought.

It is a giant version of a snowdrop and I adore the little green dots on the points of all the petals.  

The orchard never did get sprayed with dormant spray.  Sigh.  I needed a 24 hour period that the temperatures stayed above 40 and there was little to no wind.  

I think soon there will be apple blossoms.  

And some cherries I hope.  I untangled my planters with my strawberries and pulled them out into the sun.  

Not a lot going on sewing wise.  I did make a few bookshelves and started organizing my stash better.  I ended up lugging 2 crates full of fabric upstairs and put it away.  I also realized that I have a lot more that needs to be folded and organized. 

I only read a couple of books this past week.  

Still Life by Louise Penny it is the first installment of the Inspector Gamache' series.  

The 2nd book was The Anatomist's Wife.  Lady Darby is in hiding in the Scottish Highlands at her sister's home after the death of her husband.  During a house party one the guests is murdered.   Kiera wants to put her past aside, but when one of the house guests is murdered, her brother-in-law asks her to utilize her knowledge of human anatomy to aid the insufferable Sebastian Gage—a fellow guest with some experience as an inquiry agent. While Gage is clearly more competent than she first assumed, Kiera isn’t about to let her guard down as accusations and rumors swirl.

Now head over to LeeAnna's and check out the other I like Thursday posts.  


  1. Yours is the first I Like Thursday post I open! And today I actually grinned, I love the pansy pot you featured. Also, I didn’t know there was such a thing as dormant spray for fruit trees! That’s interesting!

  2. So many pretty flowers! I love the Louise Penny series, and I've read The Anatomist's Wife and enjoyed it. I need to find the next one in that series; thanks for the reminder!

  3. Oh, pretty flowers - love them! I can understand you not being able to resist bringing them home! I love the Louise Penny series, and have read the whole thing. I'm ready for her to publish the next one, but that's probably not coming until fall!

  4. Love the flowers! It's definitely Spring! Those books look so good. I'm reading Mexican Gothic right now. I just started it but it seems good so far.

  5. Hi Colette! I just did a walkabout of our 'farm' too. My dad used to call it checking out the back 40 (acres) even though we lived in the city. I'll bet Bobbin enjoys checking out all the new smells of Spring. I haven't heard about her and the kitties lately. #155 is just amazing! ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. Pansies are pretty. Looks like you've got lots of color in your yard! Still Life is probably the blandest of the series - if you like that one, you'll love the rest.

  7. I do believe flowers and the new life Spring brings is my favorite part of the season! Great nature shots! I'm woefully behind on my reading, but Still Life is definitely on my Want to Read list! Thank you for sharing!

  8. That's a lovely hanging basket. We've had such warm weather, all the flowers and trees are coming to life. I hope it's not too soon and we don't get any more really cold temps. Inspector Gamache is my favorite series. They are wonderful on audio, too.

  9. Funny i have lots of purple and yellow in my garden too. Pansies and daffys and phlox and grape hyacinth.all spring and very welcome.yours look great too

  10. Your flowers are beautiful...I love pansies! Ron's been busy planting vegetables and replacing some plants. The lemon tree is starting to bloom and it smells wonderful. I love this time of year!

  11. Hi and thanks for posting photos of flowers. I can't wait for ours to start their show...just green bits poking up right now. You have a nice assortment including apples which is so lucky. I can't believe how popular Louise Penney has become!


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