Red Dirt Farm and Studio

Sharing kindness and joy through flowers and art

Hello.

June has arrived, wet and for that I am completely grateful.  We have been very behind on our rain this season.  Seems we either don’t get enough or too much.

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Zinnias, typically I would be preparing to harvest our first flowers, instead this is what they looked like on this past Friday, before the rain.

 

A few days have passed and the seedlings, have jumped – thank goodness.  I still want to share with you my BIG passion project, which involves flowers from these seedlings.  Hooray!

 

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Spring is always so beautiful here on the farm, this year I am especially grateful for all this beauty that nature has given us.  The peonies and the roses have been beyond magnificent this year and the scent unbelievable.  I have enjoyed taking photos of the flowers for the shear joy of it.  I cut so many flowers these past few weeks and had bouquets everywhere in the house and outside and they have made my heart smile.

The pocketbook from the 1940’s or ’50’s belong to my grandmother.  I have a sentimental attachment to it; I remember my mom keeping it as a moment from her mom. Although the leather is in pretty bad shape I wanted to do something with it and not just throw it out.  Seeing it hanging on the shepherds hook makes me silly happy.  It’s the little things, isn’t it?

My time has been mostly occupied with raising 4 sweet little motherless chicks in the house.  They are still quite needy, but we are working towards their independence from me.  I haven’t had time to do any creative endeavors.  I have another craft show coming up next weekend, and I need to wrap my head around getting ready for that.

Friday I had my first social outing with my dear friend, we went to a yard sale at a local church, then out for breakfast.  We moved on to a junk shop where I purchased the most darling vintage still-life of flowers, of course.  Then on to a garden center where I fell in love with the most beautiful Dahlias but alas sticker shock on all the plants kept me from purchasing.  Finally last night we had the most wonderful gathering of friends for the first time in oh so long.  To hug and hold company with these dear people was beyond wonderful.

I hope you are enjoying these little things in life that mean so much.

 

Until next time,

xo, Kim

 

22 thoughts on “Hello June – it’s the little things

  1. Mrs. N says:

    I’m so happy for you! Friends and hugs! I think we didn’t REALLY appreciate that as much as we do now! And thank goodness for the rain! I’m sure your flower project will be a success!

    That frog in the picture! 😬
    And the silver tub full of purple and green!
    Your pictures are always like a retreat!

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    1. Connie – I agree, perhaps we all forgot how important the everyday little things are. Maybe we will all be better and appreciative of these things – even if just for a short while. I am going to try and hold these things close to my heart. I’m glad you spotted the frog – it was a teaser.
      I feel the same about your photos, they transport me to a place so very different than where we live and that is really the very special thing that I have gotten out of blogging and social media. I love that you make me feel like I have been on a vacation, even though I have not. Hugs – kim

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  2. ruthsoaper says:

    We had a bit of rain to start the month as well but not nearly enough. As always your photos are amazing. I especially love the turtle and the frog. I don’t know how you resisted making a purchase at the garden center. I can’t go to those places unless I have money to spend. I absolutely agree “It is the little things that matter.”

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    1. Hi Ruth – it is so nice to hear from you. Thank you for enjoying the photos, I appreciate that. I wanted to purchase plants, but the prices were so crazy high I just couldn’t do it. $56.00 for a small hanging basket – no way! Usually, I can’t resist either, it was most disappointing. Here is to the little things! xo kim

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      1. ruthsoaper says:

        Wow! When my husband told me he saw hanging baskets for $40 I thought that was bad. Amen to the little things. 🙂

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  3. inkspeare says:

    I enjoyed this post so much! It was so relaxing and beautiful. Love how your babies, and even the wildlife looks so relaxed and happy around your place. Lovely and beautiful.

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    1. We are so lucky that our furry and feathered babies have harmony in their souls for the most part. Every once in a while we have a skirmish, but not too often thank goodness. Thank you for your kindness and for sharing your words. xo kim

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  4. KT Workman says:

    Using the purse for a hanging planter is quite ingenious. I’ll have to pass this on to my sister Linda, who is an avid gardener. She is always on the lookout for planters, both for her own use and those that she uses when putting together oodles of plants for her local annual master gardeners’ (of which she is a member) plant sale. LIke our mother, she would rather be outside “digging in the dirt” than doing anything else.
    As always, loved the pics, and am looking forward to hearing the details involving the zinnias and how they fit in with your “big passion project.”

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    1. Oh how wonderful – I love sharing things I find inspiring too! I am not a master gardener by any stretch of the imagination. I might not be a gardener at all – I am just a lady that loves flowers. That pocketbook makes me smile so much and it keeps it out of the dump for now. xo kim

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  5. D. A. Squires says:

    The little things are so important… and allow for more moments of happiness in a day : ) Your photos are gorgeous, Kim!! I drink them up : ) And the flowers… roses and peonies… just swooning. Love that your are mothering some little ones. Just like the lucky duckling, they are SO lucky to have you for a Mom!! Isn’t it marvelous to be with people again and to be out and about again… I am beyond grateful for the vaccine. Such fun to see spring through your post…will always miss the seasons in FL, a treat to see through your masterful eye… xo Debbie

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    1. My goodness Debbie you have an amazing memory – remembering our special Lucky Duck. We talk about him often, he was so special. My hands are so full these days taking care of the four littles and my heart is pretty full too. I think I would miss the season too, well not winter. I just don’t care for cold and snow. Thank you for lifting my spirits with your kind words.. xo kim

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  6. A lovely post-it made me happy…

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    1. Debra – I couldn’t ask for more. HUGS xo kim

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  7. Linda Schaub says:

    As usual, a feast for the eyes to see your home, everyone looking comfy and content and the potpourri of flowers to stir the senses. They are beautiful and colorful. I liked the purse with the flowers spilling out of it, then liked hearing the history behind it … that’s very touching and that touch of whimsy in the garden does indeed make your heart sing. Keep doing all these creative things and never stop Kim.

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    1. All I can say Linda is THANK YOU – needed to hear your words and kindness. xo kim

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      1. Linda Schaub says:

        Glad to give you a boost Kim. Take care.

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  8. This is lovely.

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    1. Hi Flower Roberts – thank you, I appreciate your visiting and leaving your positive words. Thank you. xo kim

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  9. Love the purse planter.

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    1. It makes me so happy. Glad others enjoy it too.

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  10. Ginny says:

    So glad to be back with you, I had to change my email and so am getting reinstated!! I really missed your uplifting words and beautiful pictures!! Your flowers are breathtaking and brighten my day. The summer heat is with us in Florida and I will always miss spring awakening in the North. My one hummingbird is headed your way, I will watch for his return in December! Your group gathering looks so wonderful.
    Ginny

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    1. Dear Ginny – I think of you so often and it fills me with joy to hear from you. Our spring was so delightful this year although we are so far behind in the rain that we need. Right at this moment, it is finally finally raining. When we have rain the hummingbirds kick up their activity at the feeder. I have never understood why. I have a feeder right outside the window so as I sit here typing I can see the rain and the hummingbirds and It is a wonderful thing for sure. Thank you for staying in touch. xo, kim

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