Elmwood: The Continuing Story. Part 1.


I miss Elmwood, even in light of my last visit turning into a bonafide fiasco. The family is now rumbling about what wallpaper to use in the lightly singed living room and I am so epically sick of conflict these days I can hardly function. I just want to be back there, alone, so I can relax, unwind and attempt to burn the house down again.

I joke.



I have a few more photos of the visit banging around to show you, but maybe for later.

I'm afraid the summer months on an apple a day contain not much more than atmospheric photos of this house and the occasional blurry photo of over ripe stone fruit. It has been near 90 degrees this week and I can honestly say, what the hell is the use of it being so hot if you can't even get a peach at the farmers market. Early summer, you are beyond cruel.



17 comments:

  1. I live in Austin, TX. I understand. 94 today. It is only June.

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  2. Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures - I am in love with this place.

    - M

    P.S. I have a treasure hunt on (with a prize!) - come see!

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  3. Feeling the strong pull to be somewhere else today, and the peaceful blue room is taking me there even though I'm still firmly planted at my desk. Thank you...

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  4. Thank you for sharing these - they're so inspiring! I love the white curtains.

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  5. the grass is always greener... right? i'd prefer to trade our ridiculously late summer for your early one any day.

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  6. But which do you prefer? Winter or Summer?

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  7. I love these little rambles we get to go on with you. Beautiful photos.

    I can't imagine the heat. I live in the North of England which is notorious for being grey and drizzly pretty much 11 months of the year. Oh, well!

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  8. love the shaft of wheat in the oil lamp. take it out before you light it...:-)

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  9. I just read your article in Body + Soul. I am so glad to have found your site and how-to s as my husband and I just bought a new house. I'll be following your great ideas. Thanks!

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  10. June - it's the beginning of winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and I'm still in shirt-sleeves most days. We work in Celsius, and I'm years away from doing the conversions... but right now it's 19 degrees, the rain is hammering down, it's our 12th wedding anniversary... so we'regoing to watch "The Lovely Bones" this afternoon. Bliss.

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  11. I love this blog and thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures of a place that is so dear to you. I really enjoy these posts and they make me feel happy and peaceful to imagine that place. This is a beautiful blog and I also look forward to your contributions on DS. Best wishes on your next post there, I know it will be a tough act, but you have lots of supporters! Cheers!

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  12. Ok. So I have to say that here in Mallorca, Spain yesterday was terrible hot. I don´t know in F but in C was arround 31.
    But please don´t put air c. in this beautiful farm hose.
    //Luis

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  13. If I had a place as dreamy as Elmwood, I'm sure I'd never write about anything else, so I'm happy to see more more more!

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  14. I'll take your photos of Elmwood and over-ripe stone fruit any day, my sweet. Likewise, I'll to find more pleasant topics to go on about on my own blog to take the focus off my dear departed cat. Just call me Debbie Downer!

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  15. what a lovely oil lamp and home! I cant wait to see more pictures. I will be checking back often!

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  16. love your comment about it being too hot to even buy a peach at the farmer's market. ha! you've poetry in your mood.

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  17. OH!! I REALLY LOVE THIS BLOG , EACH CORNER IS FULL OF MAGIC AND WARM PICTURES IT BRINGS ME PEACE AND VERY NICE FAMILIAR SENSATION , THANKS AND CONGRATULATIONS , FROM BUENOS AIRES , BOLMARA .

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