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December 2, 2021
I Like Thursday #273 from Not Afraid of Color

it's beginning to look like Christmas!

Welcome to this week's list of likes...and I start with the incredible change in our weather, which we do not like.  


we put up some outdoor Christmas lights, 


which caused us to have to trim bushes, which led to clearing out old leaves from under them and around the rocks, and 5 bags of debris from just around the house not the entire yard. We've raked several times already and hardly have trees but each bush drops them too. Since we are still sheltering in place, we didn't even ...

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November 26, 2021
I Like Thursday # 272 from Not Afraid of Color


I like doodling on the calendar page with a bold brush marker

Welcome to this week's list of likes... on Thanksgiving Day this time...there is always something to like, something good that happens, something beautiful that shows itself, a small gesture maybe done by a family member, a phone dropped but not broken, a meal that turns out better than you expected, a good movie you happen upon, the sound of silence or nature after the loud neighbors drive off... 

today is slightly different than usual... let's start with the videos by soulpancake... all really worthy of ...

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November 21, 2021
I Like Thursday # 271 from Not Afraid of Color

 welcome to this week's list of things I liked! 

 the weather has been nice, odd but nicely cool and mostly sunny. We have raging wildfires again here in Colorado, (in November is just weird) 

yep from 74 to a high of 39F  and headed back up
 my mums are holding on with some support, and for pete's sake we still need to water the grass and trees! Everything should have gone into hibernation by now here!! 

love the bright turquoise of our new sprinkler!
 Sara and I zoomed this week and what fun to reconnect with her. This ...

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November 11, 2021
I Like Thursday # 270 from Not Afraid of Color


welcome to this week's list of likes!  

the above picture is to make note of the gorgeous way we could see the sliver of a moon with venus this week... I have had jewelry with this pairing before. I thought it was stunning through the twiggy trees 

I like that my little canon point and shoot camera could take these shots...

 admittedly I am not keen to change from DST back to darkness so early in the evening. It's cooled off here in high country but it was near 80 this weekend. In November. In Colorado. This ...

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November 4, 2021
I Like # 269 from Not Afraid of Color


 Welcome to this weeks's list of likes... it's still Fall but we're headed into a hot spell. Insects are thriving at the moment and I was interested in just how beautiful this butterfly was on my mums... 

and how different it looked against different colors... makes you really think about wall colors doesn't it?

I loved how this pic captured color line and texture as well as season

I like the balance of this photo in line/color/texture
I like that our temps were more normal this week, which made sleeping better. I like to ...

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October 28, 2021
I Like Thursday # 268 from Not Afraid of Color

 Welcome to this week's list of likes

this little lotion bottle now holds tiny bouquets

not our trees but in the 'hood

our tree had it's leaves blown off
... the weather was hot for a couple days then went right down below freezing in one afternoon... so it's cooler in the bedroom now at night, yea!the ones with leaves are pretty colors this year

I like cold drinks even in winter, and love using these rubbermaid containers to hold cinnamon iced tea and filtered water...

I signed up for a 10 day free creativity event... all ...

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October 22, 2021
I Like #267 from Not Afraid of Color

 welcome to this week's list of likes... My mums were very pretty this week and the weather was cool enough to sleep for the most part. We have had record heat for a record length of time this year and this is the forecast for next Monday, which means our bedroom will be even hotter as opening windows in the evenings doesn't seem to make up for the sun's heat during the day

every day I check the forecast, and Monday's temp started at 77, then went to 79 now is 82, so it might be ...

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October 14, 2021
I Like Thursdays # 266 from Not Afraid of Color

 Welcome to this week's list of likes... I like pumpkins and we have one... just one this year as we had to order it to be delivered. I like mums too.

I love cooler weather and we finally got cool, er, below freezing at night actually causing some distress over the sprinkler system and the mums survival. We were nearly 80 last week, then a freeze warning Wednesday night. Colorado keeps you wondering...


the unfiltered sun hits our bedroom all day so it's always hotter than the outside despite open windows, so we're okay with cold weather ...

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October 8, 2021
I Like Thursday # 265 from Not Afraid of Color

 Welcome to this week's list of likes... small likes add up, don't they?

I love this fellow... I have hung him up in October for years now, and the video at the end shows him dancing now in Colorado. Our tree is more colorful than last week, the video takes you on a small tour of our back yard...

we put out a few decorations



and got some mums for the back porch.

This week we made chicken souvlaki's with greek potato salad for lunch and had enough for two days worth

I call it ...

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September 30, 2021
I Like Thursday #264 from Not Afraid of Color

welcome to this week's lists of likes... starting with some fall color in our tree

ooooo the lovely shades of lime green, gold, peach and all in between!

And I like that my wildflowers in patio pots are holding on. We just got some mums to plant too.

The tomato is the same size it was last week, but the pepper is a leeeetle bigger. 

It's cooler today, more normal temps for Colorado the last day of September and I LOVE IT! Whew! (oh it will be warmer in another day, but for today...) The 4 months of ...

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September 24, 2021
I Like Thursday #263 from Not Afraid of Color

 Welcome to this week's list of likes... I like that my gerbera daisies are still blooming, just the yellow ones. The other two plants died from the heat.
I like my Maryland flamingo is still flapping
Look how sun bleached this once Bright colorful flamingo is after one summer. I have had to repair if from our extreme winds on many occasions but it's still here, reminding me of tropical memories.

We had a respite of 2 days of cool (more normal)  weather this week and I needed it to sleep better. We are back to another week ...

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September 17, 2021
I Like Thursday # 262 from Not Afraid of Color

Welcome to this week's list of simple likes! This week, while looking through my fabric stash I couldn't fit a big fabric meant for a tablecloth back in the drawer so.... 

it became a table cloth for the kitchen table!! I figure no worries, it's still just fabric hemmed on the ends and could be used in future if I needed it. for now it makes me smile even though it's "busy" 

 I have found lovely recipes to try but am waiting til it's not in the 90's F here (did I mention it ...

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September 10, 2021
I Like Thursday #261 from Not Afraid of Color

Welcome to this week's really short list of likes!

I'm still here, sweating in nearly 100F heat instead of the usual more temperate September temps. It makes me very testy. I am sewing and painting... I've continued to do a 5 min painting each morning while I have my coffee. I've finished three small quilted works. 

 The paint post is tomorrow and the sewing post is Saturday, hope to see you then.

I'm listening to the next book in the Kilts and Quilts series on audio while in studio. 

I'm taking my time to ...

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September 2, 2021
I Like Thursday # 260 from Not Afraid of Color


welcome to this week's list of small likes... I LOVE flowers especially our patio pots of them

Me too, I like how I look with them behind me!
Know what these lovely clumps of petals are?

I like soduko and Kakuro puzzles a lot:

this one is very difficult but fun

I wanted to make orange juice cake this week, and had a recipe for orange cupcakes in my Gasparilla cookbook... I thought, I'll just make a cake instead of cupcakes! 

 The recipe, which by the way didn't tell me how long to bake them or how ...

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August 27, 2021
I Like Thursday #259 from Not Afraid of Color


some colors I used this week while painting!
welcome to this week's short list of likes. I LOVE painting with watercolors!

 I liked talking to my friend Cindy this week.  It's like being together almost when we talk. We share so much and she makes my heart lighter. 

This week I also talked to Diane in TX and Joy in NC... these three calls made my week much happier.

I am now finished with my creativity and writing/meditation workshops. I learned from each. 

I found this person' who is sharing 4 art/meditation workshops, on color, line ...

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August 20, 2021
I Like Thursday # 258 from Not Afraid of Color


Welcome! It's Thursday and these are some of my small likes this week, come on in....

I love this cookie jar, and recently unpacked it... the movers hid a lot of our stuff!

would you like to share in the bean harvest? I picked 8 pods, pulled two beans from each, quick steamed them in the microwave and the three of us shared them. That's about it, no new blooms so no more beans... sadly it's been so hot vege don't want to grow

Missing the olympics? 

and weight lifting  at ...

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August 13, 2021
I Like Thursday # 257 from Not Afraid of Color


It's apparently too hot for tomatoes to flower here, but my wildflowers are doing well and I am enjoying them a a pot... on the pot-io

4 bat blocks done and pumpkins are being made!

I'm doing a mystery quilt called Bats and Boos provided by FatQuarterShop... lots of fun because I'm using my stash of cool fabrics and the pattern tells you exactly what to do. Of course my fabrics might not work in the finished design but then I'll just do my own thing with the cute blocks!


I'm taking an ...

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August 6, 2021
I Like Thursday # 256 from Not Afraid of Color


Welcome to this week's list of likes... I love the wildflowers growing from seeds sown in a pot on the patio...

We have an app that tells you what a flower is, the pink ones are something called mountain garland, the blue is cornflower or bachelor buttons, the yellow are coreopsis, the beautiful white I'm not sure but they are so fresh!

Speaking of fresh we love reisling in summer:

I loved the bottle of reisling we  tried recently...

wouldn't it make a fine quilting pattern? 

I am LOVING the synchronized swimming competitions! From the pairs prancing ...

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July 30, 2021
I LIKE Thursday #255 from Not Afraid of Color

well... it's Thursday again and time for this week's list of likes starting with the wildflower seeds are starting to blossom!

I spy with my little eye lots of blooms!

and the beans are growing finally

the pod is up to about a half inch and I see beans in there!


I  love my angels who protected me this week. I was changing my rotary cutter blade, which I don't do often enough. My new blades are several years old, bought back in MD with a Joann's coupon when I often went shopping to use coupons ...

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July 23, 2021
I Like Thursday #254 In the good ole' summertime from Not Afraid of Color

Gerbera Daisies ordered from Amazon
It's time for this week's list of likes! Starting with the great farming experiment that is my life. 

Another Gerbera daisy plus some wildflower pots

Finally the daisies are flowering, yellow, white and pink. The wildflower seeds are taking, and seem to be working up to flowers

the packet of seeds said Spring/summer/fall, and we just broadcast them into 5 pots to see what's here. 

the basil leaves are basil-ing
and I used some in my 3 bean salad this week.

I wanted some kind of vegetable dish to have ...

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