Wednesday, April 17, 2013



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Time marches on, it does. The good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful.

In the house of Saipua we've been working with extraordinary flowers, photoshooting in mansions, holding baby chicks, presenting to clients, taking turns getting sick and preparing for spring at the farm. I am up here at Worlds End for most of my days from now on. I should sublet our apartment in the city, but that would require cleaning it. Next...!

Nicolette and I made some really gorgeous pictures at an incredible house in Sharon Springs over the weekend that we can't wait to show you. I realize I need to exercise that part of my creativity more - making whatever photos I want with NO restraints. This simply means the next shoot will be even creepier. I joke. Moving right along...

I have a speaking engagement this Friday evening at The Wadsworth Atheneum in Connecticut. Which will probably be the first Friday night out on the town I've had in years. Since I've been upstate I realized I have no suitable clothes at the farm to wear to Connecticut. I threw a pity party for myself. It was a party with a theme: not having the time to take care of myself, time to look good, cut my hair, etc. Surprisingly, no one showed up except Eric who promptly dragged me out on his Albany/Schenectady thrift circuit. I now have a rayon floral pantsuit and a practically new pair of Naturalizers to fit the bill. Too legit to quit!!!

If your in the Hartford area I urge you to visit the museum over the weekend. My Edvard Munch inspired arrangement (along with a smattering of other floral/art renditions) will be on view along with a rare exhibition of five Carravaggio works, and Bill Viola's iconic video Ascension.

Also I want to come clean to tell you the other big thing in my life. Which is Downton Abbey. I realize I am the last person in the world to come around to this, but lonely nights in the city made me fall prey.

Shit is infiltrating my LIFE. I've been putting flowers under glass cloches and using lots of asparagus fern. I've started using phrases like "oh my darling" to refer to loved ones and after dinner said out loud "shall we go through?"
"Through to where?" Eric said.

Friends, I took a walking stick with me into the woods.
But I draw the line at my wardrobe. Come on.

32 comments:

Laura said...

Oh I do love your writing- thank you! I hope you feel better after coming clean about Downton. It's ruined all our lives and we'll probably never recover.

Sprout said...

Thanks for this - I love Bill Viola (think it's partly his plant name maybe...)!

LPC said...

I don't know. All that jet jewelry is pretty cool.

I love your work. All of it.

Molly said...

I like you.

Nicole Franzen said...

I love you :) Thanks for the early morning giggles. Off to work on the right foot. Welcome to Downton. x

Mel said...

My boyfriend just started watching this last weekend too!! I'm so glad we're not the only late arrivers. :)

Erin said...

you are so funny!

can't wait to see the photos.

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plinth et al said...

too funny! "Shall we go through..." I love it. Looking forward to photos and keep inspiring.

Anonymous said...

You are awesome. We're totally best friends and we don't even know it.

ps I've had some wine.

Stacy said...

Uhmmmm....darling, If I'm not mistaken, Lady Sybil sported a pantsuit.

Kavleen said...

Flowers are playing in our relation.
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Sarah Marshall said...

I'm taking my mom to the dinner in Hartford tonight. So looking forward to seeing you and your flowers. I grow flowers 2 hours away from where I live, and can completely relate to your dual-life delimas. I'll be the one there whose hair is also too long, with poison ivy on my face and field dirt in my fingers. See you soon!

Elisabeth R said...

I'm not sure how I came upon your blog,but have been enjoying your unabashed thoughts and gorgeous photos for over a year. Yes, I too love your (wicked)humor. Your soul baring writing inspires me to keep on with my own, even if it's just for me. Our shared love of nature and all that is possible to protect and experience it along with the above "likes" keep me coming back.
You're an extremely interesting, ambitious(yeah, I heard you a while back questioning what you really want to do) individual.Thanks, for sharing you. I've been all in from the beginning-DA,glad you've jumped on board. Keep on keeping on. Merci!

Marita said...

I worked on a wedding at hiclere castle (where downton abbey is filmed), but it was Jordan and Peter Andre's wedding. Now whenever I watch downton I picture Jordan in her pink dimante dress having tea with lord Granthom! Worst wedding flowers ever, unless you like your flowers studded with dimante.

Terri Todd said...

This arrangement is breathtaking, Sarah - country living seems to suit you!

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