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fairly lackluster

Kim of Red Dirt Farm and Studio

We braced for cold temperatures and much more snow than we received.

All said and done, it was a fairly lackluster snow event.

Still, I went out with the camera earlier this morning and took a few shots.

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My Rosemary is not happy with these cold temps.  From a distance, the snow looks like cotton bushes.

I must admit, I was pretty cold while I was snapping away.  Especially my feet.  I wasn’t wearing the right shoes for snow walking.


I figure about now someone is going to say something about all the alcohol bottles on my property.

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Or all the rusty crusty junk I have every where that I call garden art.


Every couple of photos I throw in a nature scene, or an architectural element,  just to throw you off a bit.

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I amuse myself with the snow-covered palm trees.

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I think to myself, a quiet snow-covered day is perfect for a blast from the Lukenheimer.

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Mr. Bonez is being a real sissy about this snow.

He does not want it to touch his feet.  So he sits in front of his cat door and sulks.

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The snowy Christmas scene I put together in the glass terrarium, seems fitting against the snowy background.  Even if it gives away the fact that I still haven’t put away all my holiday decorations.  I’ll get around to that eventually.

See you later,



11 thoughts on “fairly lackluster

  1. says:

    Dear Wino – You know I wouldn’t be able to resist ragging you on all the leftover wine bottles. You knew it was coming, anyway, by your own admission. I love the blue bottles but isn’t that the really cheap stuff? 🙂 Can’t wait to see that pond again this spring/summer. And what did you use to string the beads on the tea cup? Fishing wire?


    1. Dear Chairman of the ABC board – what is wrong with cheap wine? Actually most of the blue bottles are from a local winery and local isn’t cheap! The other blue bottles are our favorite tequila! – yum. I was just sitting out by the pond the other day, it was bright and sunny and I could see the gold fish and the koi happily swimming away. On this particular cup, I did use fishing line – some that I sell, I use jewelry wire and crimping beads. Fishing line cheaper and quicker – and since they were for my own enjoyment, I was good with that.


      1. says:

        Kimmie the Wino — Lissen, I can’t say anything about wine — cheap or otherwise — because I don’t drink it. Poppie and my sister are the winos in the family and when I learned about Two Buck Chuck at Bible study (don’t ask), I immediately got some for Poppie to try. He didn’t like it a whole lot. Thanks for the info on the fishin’ wahr.


  2. Sarah says:

    Lovely pictures especially the bright coloured glass against the snow. Sarah x


    1. Sarah – I’m kind of fond of that too. It cheers me when I see the sun hitting the glass on a cold winter day.


  3. Anonymous says:

    I’m with Mr. Bonz. I can’t get started even on things that I could be doing inside. I’m beginning to think I don’t like snow- maybe I’m becoming a southerner. Which reminds me of a conversation I once had with a client back in the early 1950’s. She was a true Southern Lady Belle (more proud than rich as the result of a drunken husband). She assured me that I would be accepted as a forester but never as a southerner and certainly not as a Virginian. She did serve me ham biscuits for lunch though. One of only two or three times I ever had lunch with a landowner in 45 years as a forester.


    1. I love that story. It reminds me of a sentence in one of Rita Mae Brown’s book – she said some along the lines that while a northerner might be included in the southern festivities, they would not be accepted as one no matter how long they live in the south. I’m sure there are those that really did or do think that way. I hope the ham biscuits were good. Love you xo


  4. Winter Owls says:

    Well, you do need to keep warm in the snow 😉
    Your photographs look magical with everything snow dusted!


    1. Thanks Jen, a very light dusting – but extremely old temps. Brrrr


  5. Debra says:

    I loved your garden tour-love the colors and textures. Hope your feet warmed up!!


    1. Thanks Debra – we have had a good hard freeze this winter, so hoping it kills the bad parasites. And it should make the lilacs bloom beautifully. Can’t wait for spring to arrive. Still very cold temps and high winds. xo


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