So to start out this weeks list of I Likes:
1. I like Susan Carlson. She was a wonderful teacher and all the students accomplished so much. If you don't know her work, I encourage you to check out her website, she makes the most fabulous brightly colored animal and portrait quilts. I started a quilt of Bentley while in the class and I'm doing him in bright rainbow colors. Hopefully I'll have some posts about it soon. It's so special to me to get to go take these trips with my mom, here she is working on a portrait of her Gibby dog. Gibby was a solid black dog, but her nick-name was the devil dog so my mom chose to do her in red. She was so smart and so manipulative and so stubborn, but a really great dog. I'll have to get some more pictures when she's done with the quilt and added a background etc.
2. I like Asilomar! It's really a gorgeous place, we love going there because it feels like you're really "away" while staying at the state park, even though you're not. We had an extra half a day, so we drove down the coast to Big Sur, which was really beautiful too.
3. I like old pictures! I stayed over at my parents both directions on the way to California and I browsed through some old photo albums while I was there. I was looking for pictures of our dogs growing up, but snapped a few pics of things that caught my eye. I love this one of my mom with her dogs Strider and Elfie and one of their puppies back in the late 70s, my mom is so cute! She named Strider after the Lord of the Rings and every time I re-read those books I think of him. And I love this one of me and my mom on my very first camping trip! Strider was there too just not in the picture.
4. I like birds! There were lots of fun birds near the ocean, and I have a new crew of birds at home, though I haven't been able to get good pictures of them. We saw this raven outside Petrified Forest National Park, he was making all kinds of awesome chatty sounds. I guess that's a cool thing about ravens, but I'd never heard them before. Really fun!
I hope there were good likes in your week too! Thanks to Lee Anna for linking us up!