Friday, October 3, 2014

The day before "The Day"

The chrysanthemums are coming along nicely, except for the deep maroon pair. Maybe, if we get more sun after the "big day" they'll be happier in the ground later in this season.

poor maroon mums (on the left)
Photo by J. Harrington

Thanks to our great neighbor, Scott, the hay bales for seating are delivered and protected from today's rain. His horses will get the hay sometime after tomorrow. (Does that make tomorrow a "Hay day?")

tarp-covered hay bales for guest seating
Photo by J. Harrington

The pumpkins, when they've finished serving as wedding decorations, will be magically changed into Halloween jack-o-lanterns.

first the wedding, then Halloween
Photo by J. Harrington

With items that serve double duty, plus heavy reliance on local food and accommodations, we're doing what we can to support the local food, local economy preferences that get mentioned a lot in My Minnesota. Here's an invitation for the bride and groom to share with each other and with us.

Invitation to Love

By Paul Laurence Dunbar 

Come when the nights are bright with stars
Or come when the moon is mellow;
Come when the sun his golden bars
Drops on the hay-field yellow.
Come in the twilight soft and gray,
Come in the night or come in the day,
Come, O love, whene’er you may,
And you are welcome, welcome.

You are sweet, O Love, dear Love,
You are soft as the nesting dove.
Come to my heart and bring it to rest
As the bird flies home to its welcome nest.

Come when my heart is full of grief
Or when my heart is merry;
Come with the falling of the leaf
Or with the redd’ning cherry.
Come when the year’s first blossom blows,
Come when the summer gleams and glows,
Come with the winter’s drifting snows,
And you are welcome, welcome. 

Thanks for visiting. Come again when you can.
Please be kind to each other while you can.