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Now that Elmwood's over for the summer, we can talk about it. The class? So wonderful. The company? Beyond. Parker came from Oregon to shoot the afternoon for an upcoming issue of Kinfolk and it was so good to have him there with my usual cast of characters (Frank, Paul and Alice). They brought the booze and snacks and comic relief, and my indebtedness is bigger than the magnum of champagne we drank at the end.

When Parker gets his film back from the class, I'm hoping to post a few outtakes. For your eyes only.
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I spent the entire month incanting the phrase elmwood provides, like the property was a bottomless mary poppins bag of niceties. Butterflies and black eyed susans, some exquisite tiny, speckled wild canadian lilies and catkin grasses which somehow I've failed to notice every other year of my life. A single good thunderstorm, a campfire, a few more freckles, several shooting stars, the knowledge that turkey dogs are basically an abomination. I made several batches of jam, one particular peach variety never really set and was instead eaten with a spoon in one sitting. (By me.)

After being gone for the better part of a month- my houseplants are pathetic at best, my email inbox is a 3rd world country and my cat has gone feral again. That's okay. We are picking up the pieces of city life, and realizing that there is still a little summer left to be had here, too.

39 comments:

  1. What a lovely place to be. I'm waiting patently for those film shots.

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  2. My eyes only? Oh - my eyes are grateful for those refreshing photographs, this morning. Luxury for the eyes.

    Can't even pinpoint one that stands out to me. I want to burrow myself in each of them.

    Elmwood.
    I like it.
    A lot.

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  3. As always, beautiful. Your posts are always a little oasis escape at my boring desk. xx

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  4. A true delight, your Elmwood photos and stories. Lets not forget that Elmwood might have beauty but you are the one who brings it to light. Thank you ;)

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  5. your photos are so daydream inducing. lovely, as always.

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  6. Your writing is so lovely, I feel as if I was there with you. Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer.

    xoxo Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh my goodness I want to live there! It sounds like it was a pretty dreamy time.

    Good luck with your feral cat!

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  8. Those are outtakes? If those are outtakes, then I don't know what to call my photos. They're amazing my goodness, you're so good. I wish I could go to the country side the city can get a bit tiring after a while.

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    1. No, I will post some outtakes of the class when we know what will be in the magazine!

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  9. i wish i could've gone to the class!

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    1. Me too! Next summer you come and I'll cover you with flowers and take pretty pics of ya face.

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  10. I adore your blog! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.

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  11. This throws me in a fit of loveliness.... :) And as if your talents weren't good enough as a florist, you also shoot magnificent photos and write like a true poet.... aaah, some girls got it all (and you are beautiful as well, I should hate you! :) - but of course, I don't)
    Enjoy the rest of this wild summer and don't let your cat get away with it (anything!!!)

    Love from France where I prepare my beautiful house for sale - my garden is a paradise too, as is the home I so lovingly treasured over the past four years and now it has to go (for a new job of Hero Husband, back home in Switzerland).

    Kiki

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    1. funny cause I FEEL DA SAME WAY ABOUT YOU.

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  13. I look forward to all of your posts. Such beautiful photos from an enchanted place!!

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  14. Magic, honey. And you worked damn hard to make it that way. xoxoxoxo

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    1. Next time we drink that post class champagne together!

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  15. Hello Amy, I´m your flower fan!

    Greeting from Slovakia .)

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  16. Again, amazing photo's! I wish I could have had such a wonderful summer in such a wonderful place.
    Now I get some of that trough your pictures :) Love it!

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  17. This is beautiful. Where is it?

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  18. Such wonderful photographs! Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Aw, girl. Magical place, and you make it sparkle-sparkle (pollen/fairydust) so. xo

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  20. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous. Love your Blog

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  21. Hi! I am Emma! I love your blog... I hope you will check out mine. http://emmavogelsang.blogspot.com/ . It is called Living Fully by Faith .


    Em

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  22. oh amy, every time you post about elmwood, i totally get it. so much beauty.

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  23. I found your blog via Posie Gets Cozy linkedlist and I'm glad I bumped in you! Your blog is so innovative and charmy, and the photo is perfection.

    X
    Isabelle

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  24. Goodness gracious! What a beautiful post!
    The yellow daisy types flowers and the butterflies are my fave!

    Abi x

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  25. How divine! The butterflies and the book in shadows is exquisite. It's is currently winter in Australia and I must live vicariously through blogs from the northern hemisphere to give me hope that yes it will be summer again. Thanks for the flowers and the sunshine!

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  26. Inspirational and soothing....Thanks Amy...The simple beauty was enough...the way you present it....Priceless !

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  27. Shout out to what appears to be goldenrod in that last photo! so beautiful and medicinal!

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  28. Hie thee thither, eftsoons & oft.

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