Home for good


I'm very sorry to say that Elmwood season is over for the summer. Brooklyn is home again and I must admit I've shed a few tears over it. The upside is now I get to relive it all by going through my photos (in the comfort of my local coffee shop's air conditioning). This bouquet is from a project that's been in the works for almost 10 months, it's going to be done next week and I'm bursting with excitement to show you. Playing with flowers at the house, surrounded by my dearest friends and family, really overwhelms me with gratitude. My honest-to-god happy place.
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Getting to live out a New Hampshire daydream for a month makes city streets a bitter pill to swallow, but for now I'm trying to look at New York with fresh eyes. Those streets- along with the sounds of ice cream trucks and honking horns, rainy mornings that make the pavement steam, my thirsty houseplants and timid kitties- those are all home to me and it's nice to see them again.

39 comments:

  1. Dreamy. Love those wonky carrots and that last shot? Spectacular.

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  2. Your photos are lovely. i love the sunset.

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  3. Wait, I think it's a sunrise! (I don't see those very often, haha)

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  4. It's a sunset! I'm rarely around for sunrises.

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  5. these pictures are by itself a story... a love it...

    JJRod'z

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  6. Beautiful :) And those flowers are just divine xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  7. I could tell you were a New Englander just by reading your blog. I grew up in Stratford, CT, and vacationed in New Hampshire and Cape Cod. My Aunt and Uncle have a lakeside home in NH and my cousins inherited their parents Cape Cod beach house. I have live in SoCal for over 30 years now, but am still A New Englander at heart. Your photos make me miss it soooo much. Thank you for the beautiful pics.

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  8. amazing photos welcome home and looking forward to your photos...the late night ice cream trucks in brooklyn make me nervous

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  9. hooray for gorgeous new hampshire photos and for your brooklyn return. milkshakes and bonbons around the ol' neighborhood one a these days?

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  10. I can't tell you how much I love these posts. They are so, so gorgeous and magical and everything I always wish summer would be.

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  11. Returning from one's soul-place (is there a word for the "place" equivalent of "soulmate"? - there must be!) is indeed a bitter pill to swallow. I was in Western ME and the White Mountains for 12 days in June, and even though Buffalo is a far cry from NYC/Brooklyn, it was still a jarring return to "city life" just the same. I wish I could say the bittersweet heartache lessens over time, but in fact, I've found it to be just the opposite. Absence makes the heart grow fonder I suppose - but like you, I was happy to return to the things that are uniquely "home" to me now here in Buffalo. Its definitely a complicated set of feelings. Thank you for sharing yours!

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  12. Amazing bouquet, dreamy-lovely photos and words.

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  13. That Old Town photo is killing me.

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  14. That last photo is so dreamy.

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  15. absolutely stunning photographs.

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  16. Love the flowers! Are those red amaryllis flowers? I thought they were out of season now? Beautiful flower bouquet overall!

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  17. Your version/vision of beauty...don't ever stop it....

    And, as always, thanks for sharing it with us.

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  18. beautiful photos, I've really enjoyed your trip to Elmwood...everybody needs a happy place.

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  19. I always enjoy visiting Elmwood with you...hopefully it's not too long before we can go back!
    Enjoy all the summer treasures of being back home and seeing things in a new light ~
    Your photos are always stunning...I get so much inpsiration from them.
    Happy Weekend!
    Sarah

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  20. Oh, your bouquet is so beautiful and inspiring. Makes me want to go outside to pick flowers. You are so fortunate to have Elmwood and all the love it holds. xoBlenda

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  21. Is that the "Old Town" Pack model? I have the same one up in MT!

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  22. I am always so happy to see a new post here. Each one is like a little story for me! Sometimes they make me want to live in NYC and sometimes in a place like Elmwood. And even though I live in Oklahoma, I am not crazy about cold weather, so moving someplace even colder is not going to happen. :) But it's fun to live vicariously through your wonderful photos.

    Is it a dream to eventually live at Elmwood?

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  23. that first photo made me stop. it is just so beautiful. what a wonderful life, getting the best of the country and the city.

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  24. Just got a look at your beautiful website featured on Design*Sponge. Congratulations Amy!!! Wishing you all the best in this new endeavor ;)

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  25. That photo of the quiet canoe is stunning.

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  26. Oh, I love that the bouquet has pitcher plants in it!!! It is so hard to tear yourself away from nature and countryside and go back to the city, I definitely know how difficult that is. I live in Canada's 4th largest city and yet I feel like my true place of existence should be in the country. It's rather a shock to the system going from one to the other after an extended period of time.

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  27. totally gorgeous. what a beautiful blog.

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  28. These photos are beautiful, I really like the sunset picture!

    Laura
    whitewinters.blogspot.com

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  29. Ah, these photos make me want to move to the US and settle in New Hampshire....

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  30. Congratulations on your new website. It's beautiful! :)

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  31. Just read your big news at D*S and checked out your new site. Amazing. Of course. You are so talented.

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  32. A friend and reader of my blog just pointed me to yours. Now I can see why! I've been in Los Angeles for 10 years and am making the leap to moving to the country... it's very exciting and a little but nerve racking all at once. But mostly exciting. There is something to be said for city life, though. When it's right it's SO right.

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  33. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos and words. The bouquets are stunning. I love the pattern of the dress as well.

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  34. congrats! what a beautiful site.....not to mention the GORG work you do. It was a pleasant surprise to stumble upon your work.

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  35. oh, these photos are amazing!

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  36. love your blog ... and am really wishing I had that flower print dress ;)

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