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A 3 minute arrangement with leftovers from Elmwood's class in the littlest room down at the end of the house. For the moment I've lost interest in doing big, dramatic things. I've been wolfing down queen anne's lace that grows 6 foot tall in empty lots all over Greenpoint and I'm really wanting to do nothing but arrange with wild grass. Florists in the city are all getting excited that ranunculus are back at the market but pftt! Where can i get more ruffly cosmos here? I'm really feeling summer, and wanting summer things. Peach juice is running down my arms daily. We are in the thick of it.
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Can I row boats in central park? Have a drink on the roof of the met? Picnic at the cloisters? Swim at Fort Tilden? Eat more hot dogs? Make more pies? Get tickets for Shakespeare in the Park? Ruin more perfectly good pants by cutting them into short shorts?

I'm excited to enjoy what we have left of summer. Do the same and report back.

49 comments:

  1. Amy this is beautiful :) And I cannot get enough of peaches this summer. I've eaten at least 5 today.

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  2. Beautiful! I wish my room looked like yours. It looks so peaceful. Oh and if you want to eat more pies, I suggest you go to Magnolia bakery and by chocolate pudding pie, and the banana pudding pie omg those pies are so good amazing....

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  3. Beautiful! I love the curtains flowing in the breeze. I have so much cosmos in my garden - so easy to grow here. Incredible images. :)

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  4. Agree with Caitlin above -- poetry!

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  5. I've been thinking of getting curtains with ball fringe and now I don't feel so crazy.

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  6. Aww, I love your posts. If you want cosmos, you should come to my work! We have some ;)
    Cheers!

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  7. This post has restored my faith in having a nice room :)

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  8. So beautiful. That last photo looks like the perfect place for a nap.

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  9. A place to rest and be revived by beauty and simplicity-such peace!

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  10. Your writing is so beautiful, it transports me.

    xoxo Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  11. I've been so enjoying your pictures of Elmwood! They speak to me of simple beauty, the touch of romance that age brings to an old family home, the sweet scenes of white curtains and wildflowers...so perfectly lovely!
    I'm enjoying the lazy days of summer here: sleeping in, swimming in the pond, puttering around in my gardens. I too love the wild flowers and plant them where ever I can along the edges of the yard: Queen-anne's-lace, chicory, milkweed, black-eyed susans...are just a few of the things blooming right now. They make wonderful, untamed, arrangements : )
    So enjoy reading your posts and glad to know another fellow wildflower lover like myself!

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  12. I'm moving to New York in a little less than two weeks, so I think I'll be borrowing some of those ideas. I love the way you combine your writing with your photos.

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  13. Oh, beautiful! I love the flowers!

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  14. Beautiful flowers in a room that looks like summer!
    Overhere we are going to celebrate our paper-wedding-anniversary on to beach tomorrow!
    xoxox

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  15. I love the light and elegance in the photographs.

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  16. love the arrangement. simple and graceful, just right and definitely not overdone. the light in these photos is amazing!

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  17. That first picture? Absolute perfection. It pretty much embraces every feeling I try to catch in my own photos.
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  18. I want to tap my fingers on the blue glass.

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  19. I love the simple, peaceful beauty of your last photo.

    FlowerLady

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  20. enjoying blueberries, dahlias,zinnias and sand between the toes.

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  21. Beautiful foto!!
    Amazing look!!!
    http://blondeandvanilla.blogspot.com

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  22. Refreshingly beautiful....I have the exact same curtains.....here on dartmoor , Devon, surreal!

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  23. Love these pics! I can feel the summer!

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  24. Great pics. We've been meaning to go to the cloisters for years, still haven't been. Must go. Thanks for the reminder! 8-)

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  25. I'm in love. With. That. Lampshade. Oh my. Perfection.

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  26. amy these images are so pretty. which type of camera and editing software do you use?
    thanks!
    jenny

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    1. I don't do much editing other than a slight crop or straighten in photoshop but the camera is a canon 5d (1st gen) with a 50mm 1.4 lens.

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  27. Your photos are beautiful!!! Keep them comin'!

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  28. Wow your blog is really beautiful! I came across it looking to see if "flower bloggers" existed, and they do! Very happy with this find :)

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  29. I think this particular room in elmwood is the epitome of loveliness. I can't stop staring at these photos!

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  30. You dropped the header and title of the blog! I thought I lost you! I hardly ever comment - I'd rather lurk! Beautiful post as usual!

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    1. Truth- didn't feel like it suited anymore!

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    2. Ah - I agree. The tone of your blog has completely changed from when you first started! Glad I didn't lose you!

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    3. Still the same- just 4 years older.

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  31. Your images of flowers inspire me so much! You really take lovely pictures!
    I really love the combination of blue glass and crisp whites!

    Abi x

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  32. The images you have posted are very enjoy-full and I think it is very entertaining for you. So you have make too much fun with your it.

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  33. Im enjoying Star Wars icecream (liquorice!), taking a nap outside, painting a carpet on the wooden floor outside our apartment, taking the bike from the island into Stockholm, going to fleamarkets, drawing until me hand hurts and invite friends over at BQs!
    I wish summer will last forever. And ever.

    xo, Kajsa
    www.whatsupsthlm.se/aenigma

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  34. how come i've never run into this blog before? you girl are beautiful, but above that i like your creativity and pretty photos you take. love you!

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  35. I've discovered your blog yesterday. And I must tell you that these pictures above made such a powerful impression on me that I dreamt of it at night. Thank you !

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  36. Last weekend we went to the Jazz Age Lawn Party and I even got the BF to dance with me! I love the photos and I look forward to more pix's of how you are going to spend your days from summers end to the chill of fall!

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  37. Summer? I gave up on summer about two weeks ago and started shopping for winter boots and craving cinnamon buns.

    (I live in Scotland.)

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