Thank you


Thank you all so much for your warm reception to my new website! I'm really deeply touched by your emails and comments, I wish I could launch a new site every week just to read them. It makes my heart swell thinking about it, I'm so beyond grateful to have found a circle of inspiration in all of you.

While I'm home in Brooklyn, I still have a whole summer's worth of New Hampshire photos for you. The little arrangement in the windowsill was made from mostly from flowers from the small town farmer's market. The grower was selling them in bunches for less then a latte and I dug deep in the bottom of my bag to make sure I spent every penny I could. The zinnas are beyond special, an old fashioned variety called Raggedy Anne with long fringey, folded petals. Let's all remember this variety when it comes time to plant next spring? Starting zinnias from seed is nearly 100% foolproof, the easiest of easy for beginners, and they last ages in a vase. They are summer wrapped up in a single stem, I think.


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Do you remember my parent's kittens Ella and Calla? They are full grown ladies now, but it doesn't diminish their calico cuteness. My mom drove the kitties the 10 hour trip to Elmwood in a cat carrier and only a single mew was heard the whole time. The cats had as good a time on vacation as we all did. This little lady caught a bat and deposited him on the bedroom floor. I can only laugh over how excited she must have been- the great huntress thinking she caught the only mouse ever born with wings.

26 comments:

  1. Those flowers are beautiful, especially the purple one. And the cat's so cute! Having witnessed a cat catch a bat before, I can imagine that she would have been very excited! xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  2. That last pic of you is so lovely!

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  3. Your website is fantastic, and I love zinnias. I bought some flower seeds that allegedly came from Monet's garden when I was in Giverney two years ago, and I've been growing them ever since. They're really lovely.

    What a great blog you have!

    Brian, your friend from Popcorn Day.
    brian-schroeder.blogspot.com

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  4. Amy,

    The new site is wonderful! I was thrilled to see you showcasing your own work. Just wish you were located a little further down the East Coast. Congrats.

    Courtney

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  5. cute kittens! (they'll always be kittens at heart, right?) those zinnias look lovely...i had no idea they were good for summer planting, either, so i think i will include them in my pots next year (sadly, i have no garden space here). thanks for the suggestion!

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  6. that summer floral arrangement is so beautiful. so are all these lovely photos. i love the yellow rice flower (i think...not sure if it's rice flower) the twigs and nest in a bottle is so precious.

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  7. as terrible as this summer has been for us in the south, i have a whole patch of tougher than nails zinnias that came up volunteer from last year. most things that i lovingly planted have withered and they are standing soldier straight and proud.

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  8. your photos are always like something out of a dream. So lovely.

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  9. What a lovely lovely post. And the Cat may be my favorite. Her eyes are so bright in the picture you took. Beautiful.

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  10. You should be a painting. You are beautiful! I hear waves of love breaking inside you for zinnias and foxglove and every flower

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  11. I went to your new website... and I may be going out on a limb here but I think the model in your flower pictures is the chick from the blog "Snail and Cyclops" - isn't it?

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  12. Hey, I'm always up for recommendations of flowers that are easy-to-grow survivors! Thanks!

    I love the last sentence, too. You write so well :)

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  13. again very beautiful photos...

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  14. Ahh, I wish we had your kitty two nights ago! I was staying in my sister's apartment when we had a certain winged friend who visited. Took us about 3 hours to get it out! LOVE the site by the way. So happy I stumbled upon it.

    www.rosyrilli.blogspot.com

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  15. I visited your new site, most impressive. Great post, now what kind of spider is that? Wish you all the best in your new adventure.

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  16. I think we should be thanking you... maybe some already have. I haven't yet, so THANK YOU for always being honest, sincere, and youthful-hearted! I am new to your blog, have already poured through your archives and can't wait for your future posts! (i was so inspired by your work, i attempted a little Amy Merrick post for myself!) http://hilaryinspired.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/happy-flowers/#comment-1333

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  17. these pictures are just lovely! you have such dreamy pictures! These cats sound adorable. i wish my little kitty could run around and play and catch wild life! but she is affraid of bugs.. so Im thinking she might not do so well lol

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  18. Aww, what an adorable little crab spider! The photo with the hair-wreathe and kitty holding is so pretty... and man, I wish my tomcat was so quiet during car rides! You'd think he was being tortured to death, he hates it so much XD

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  19. How lucky that during a ten hour drive the cats were so well behaved, I delivered a kitten to my aunts 2 hours away once and he made such a racket that I had to stop and get him out and he curled up in my hair and refused to budge, so the remainder of the trip I was some weird sort of cat pirate, nice.

    Anyway, I love this blog and I think you are wonderful so I am so glad that you are setting up a business doing something you love, perhaps now you can afford that fancy million flower honey.

    I am the girl who emailed you about getting a tattoo based on your photos, and although I have been pretty rubbish at responding and thanking you for introducing me to amanda wachob, I promise you that the Tattoo is still on the cards (just saving my pennies) and I will send you the pics as soon as its done :) x

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  20. your pics are lovely, as always. Love the kitties. Your bat comment reminded me that when I was little and we moved into a very old house in Spain and my brother saw bats for the first time in our attic, he called them "Flying tarantulas".

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  21. Your photos are always so enchanting. And your website looks lovely :)

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  22. I must be the last person in the world to stumble across your beautiful blog (even though I read you column at D*S - I didn't make the connection).
    Congratulations on an outstandingly beautiful new website also - it's a joy to behold.

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  23. your photos reach out

    all the way to a frosty
    sweden

    and touches my left cheek.
    softly.

    need i say i love it ?

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