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The Best Thing

Kim of Red Dirt Farm and Studio


What a crazy full moon week around here.  Have you felt it too?




I anticipate, no matter the outcome of our election, that there will be difficult times ahead.  My wish is for peace and calm, more love less hate.

I finished some painting projects this week and created some new Thanksgiving and Gratitude greeting cards.

They are available for purchase here at the farm in person, or through my on-line site.

My crazy Thanksgiving cactus is blooming already!

Last night a convention of Barred Owls called all night outside my bedroom window.  Who Cooks For You?  This went on and on for hours.  Very magical indeed.

Tonight is the full moon, I wonder what they have in store –  an encore performance perhaps?


  It was a chilly morning at the Art Market today, note to self  – take gloves next week!




The best thing this week – these photos.  Grounding myself with quiet camera time, watching the chickens, dancing with the flowers, embracing all the gifts from nature.








Alas, the flowers are now, mostly gone.  Hurricane Zeta blew in with torrential downpours, flattening them to the ground.

I’m joining Sarah of Down by The Sea – Through The  October Garden Gate, please join along to have a look at other lovely gardens and Sarah’s most lovely photos.

Happy Halloween, be safe!


Until next time,

xo Kim

14 thoughts on “The Best Thing

  1. Pam says:

    Love your pictures! I have spotted at least 3 Barred Owls around our property this summer. I loved catching glimpses of them and hearing them calling each other when I was working in the yard and gardens. I loved listening to that weird little whistle noise they make.

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    1. Hi Pam – I so love owls, and it has been on my bucket list forever, to photograph one. We have so many around here, and yet I have no photo! I had one swoop down on me years ago, I nearly wet myself, it startled me so bad. You are so fortunate to have glimpses of them – a lucky thing indeed! xo kim


  2. Debra Smith says:

    Beautiful post-I love visiting you!

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    1. Debra – I love it when you visit. Big Hugs! xo kim


  3. Sarah says:

    Hi Kim,
    Thanks for joining in with ‘Through The Garden Gate’ this month. It’s great to be able to view gardens from all around the world both to find similarities and differences. The butterfly is beautiful and so large and the cosmos looks magnificent captured in that light. Thank you also for appearing on Instagram too! Your craft table is wonderful too! Take care, stay safe. Sarah x

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    1. Hi Sarah – You said it perfectly, it is so wonderful to see gardens from around the world. The similarities feel comforting, and the differences are inspirational. Thank you for stopping by. xo kim


  4. D. A. Squires says:

    The BEST thing are your photos….love seeing fall, flowers, chickens roaming, your artwork (and the masked witch : ) And the owls… what is there about an owl that is so beguiling…their fierce yet gentle face, the haunting cry, the mysterious life they live…I suppose all of it. xo Debbie

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    1. Oh Debbie – as always you weaved a wonderful message with your words. Those owls – they allude my eyes and my camera, I suppose that is part of the mystical allure… The witch says hugs xo kim


  5. Ginny says:

    Your flowers are a sight to behold, I love the cosmos, so simple, delicated and beautiful. I think they are my favorite. Thank you for capturing all that beauty and sharing it. It’s a bright spot in my day to see your entry! Best wishes, stay safe, Ginny

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    1. Ginny – I agree, those cosmos, so simple yet they are so incredibly delightful and they last and last, long into the season. They actually put the season to bed, and that makes my heart pretty happy. Glad I can share with folks who appreciate it. Be well, xo kim


  6. Linda Schaub says:

    Oh these pictures are calming and beautiful in such turbulent times. I know I can come here and just mellow out for a few minutes while I enjoy your post(s) even though I am horribly behind here (5 days). I am envious you still have butterflies and bees and all the flowers … well before the dregs of the hurricane pounded them to the ground. I like your creative bird feeders … now I saw a teacup feeder featured today, but the saucer and wire and beaded feeders are very cool and unique. About as unique as that chicken strutting across my screen! I will bet it is difficult for you to bid farewell to the garden and all the pretty flowers in anticipation of Winter. Hopefully you were ready to put that garden to bed since Hurricane Zeta took care of that for you – sigh. Always something! Take care Kim – your squash looks appetizing. I’ve never tried one – it is on my bucket list of things to learn how to do/cook when retired. 🙂

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  7. Linda Schaub says:

    (P.S. – Sarah’s photos are beautiful. Thanks for suggesting we visit her blog.)

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  8. Linda says:

    I love seeing the photos of your garden, and such a lot if bird visitors


  9. Mrs. N in Japan says:

    Hi Kim,
    I LOVED this post and all these photos! Yesterday I took the afternoon off and spent it at a little wildlife park. I just wrote a post about it – I was thinking of you actually while I was there. Better times are coming and in the meantime -nature is so healing. xo


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