Saturday, September 20, 2014

So, where did everyone go?

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
                            Sir James Matthew Barrie


It would seem I am not the only one missing the bride, the groom and all the visitors that had been here trumping down the grass, laughing, giggling, dancing and just being plain silly in front of a photo booth with silly hats, boas and costumes galore, everyone enjoying a day and evening that turned out to be almost perfect, and better than anyone especially I, the mother of the bride had ever imagined. It seems the cows are missing the excitement that came with that big event. Things are indeed returning back to normal here on the farm after all the activities of the last few harried months.

Everything festive was now gone, all packed up and trucked out except for that tent frame Uncle Dios and My Hero built and no doubt, needing a plan to be moved and needing an alternative use. A full wagon load of round bales sits where the tent full of fun and laughter had stood; a wagon that now waits to be taken to be unloaded and stored for the upcoming winter. 

There were none of those many camera-carrying people who captured that above photo (thanks, Julie) to pay attention to the cows standing and waiting in the field behind the house. Where just a couple of weeks ago children were running and so excited to see real cows and fancy city photographers made a fuss and were excited for the same reason. Oh yes, I understand why those cows were looking sad and disappointed while standing and staring into the kitchen window as I sat in my chair resting and staring out. I was feeling it too; this was wedding withdrawal, no doubt about it.

I stood up slipped on my shoes and went out to see if we could get through this together. I think they thought they were the center of attention only to find out later and after the ceremony where they had put up quite a ruckus that it was not all about them after all but all about the beautiful bride and her handsome groom.


I walked out and stood near them, I am pretty sure I heard a sigh oh yes they were disappointed that there was now only me taking photos. Seeing Bossy2 standing behind ignoring me only proved my point, there was sadness in the air. Back to normal here on the farm and after all that excitement I knew it was going to take all of us a little bit of time to get used to normal once again. Back to normal means work.

There are beautiful round bales of hay scattered about sitting in fields of grass now about a foot high, left in the fields for a photographer who needed to capture the spirit of farm living in those wedding photos (he was right I love that myself) but now it needs to be moved. There is a woodpile that is sitting waiting for someone to cut and split more wood to get through the cold winter predicted, this was also a wonderful photo op I am told. There are gardens to be harvested lacking vegetables except for tomatoes and kale because the flowers seemed more important for those wedding shots, oh yes there is indeed “catch up” work to be done. We (meaning the girls and I) at the farm are waiting patiently to see all those photos that the many photographers carrying cameras captured before everyone returned to their lives leaving a mother of the bride and the cows that love her wondering how they turned out and feeling a bit sad knowing it was indeed going to be only us once again.

After all the fun, the incredible memories and all that attention we had all enjoyed now we knew it was now back to work, and back to normal. Smile.


Oh, and before I forget; a big thank you to my neighbours J+J for the wonderful photo capture of that rainbow that appeared over the tent during the wedding. I am told this is a great sign, after all, my Irish Grandma told me that so it must be true. I told you there are a lot of photos still out there, so we are waiting patiently.


Later

47 comments:

  1. Good frosty morning to you. Yep, we had a light frost this morning which has melted off in the sun already. I remember the let down after our daughter's wedding too, and thankfully, hubby and I took a little vacation trip to PEI for a few days to recover. Waiting for wedding photos seems to take forever. I love the double rainbow! How beautiful for it to be over your farm during the wedding. Hugs. Pam

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  2. I'm so glad the wedding was awesome and you have so many wonderful memories, Miss B. I bet you are not the only one with snapshots of fun running through the minds.

    There is comfort in getting back to our "normal routine" and satisfaction in our ranch work. Good Luck hauling hay.

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  3. Love hearing the wedding stories. The rainbow picture is so pretty!

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  4. That beautiful rainbow was a great addition to the wedding...although the rain that caused it might not have been welcome. I still smile when I think of the cows, all mooing during the ceremony, like they were the reason everyone was there!

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  5. lots to put back in order, now, before the snow flies!

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  6. Poor cows... That's the way it goes... The after-party-letdown... ,-)

    Gorgeous rainbow photo!!!!

    Gentle hugs,
    Tessa~

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  7. Hi Buttons, how are you. It's so nice to be chatting to people again :)
    Wow you had a wedding? I'm going to have to read through your blog for some hints and tips! So exciting!!!
    Thanks for the hug also - I've needed it this week after the emotion of Emma going to Germany - so hard saying goodbye to her. But it will be a great experience for her.
    Take care and have a hug back :)))

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    1. I am well Ellie nice to see you back blogging. xo

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  8. Oh B those cows are still looking for a left over party hat I bet .
    Beautiful shot of the barn and the rainbow ~
    and a double rainbow no less ~ twice blessed !

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  9. Beautiful rainbow . . .
    The cows look like they are waiting for more excitement!
    Keep those photos coming . . . .
    Sounds like you are experiencing "the day after the fair!" You know the feeling, all the hype and pressure building up to an event like when we would groom and fatten up our animals to show at the fair and then it is all over, and the let down happens . . .
    I call it "the day after the fair" feeling!

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  10. It looks like the cows are amazed by the double rainbow, they have a special expression on their faces.

    I'm sure that in due time all will return to a normal routine on your far.

    It will be first Anniversary before too long. Have a nice weekend,
    Hugs,
    JB

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  11. Your cows are so pretty. I can understand how they would think that big party was about them. :-)

    I hope you and your girls are soon feeling back to normal. That rainbow is breathtaking! And I do believe it's a sign of blessings. :-)

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  12. I love your cow photos and the rainbow is gorgeous! I came looking for your blog tonight as I did not see it in my blog list. Seems to me a few are missing from my list, going to go and see if I can fix that. Have a wonderful weekend! :-))

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    1. Yes Blogger has not been posting my posts maybe they are trying to tell me something:)

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  13. How fabulous that there was a rainbow! What a super memory. :)

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  14. And a double rainbow too. Must be twice as much good luck. Loved reading your post!

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  15. Hope you don't have to wait too long for the photos. The way you describe everything I don't need so many. I can picture it all! Hugs, Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  16. Everything turned out so well and so beautiful, you must be so happy and you deserve it B. hugs

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  17. ps if you 'd like to visit i have anew blog, probably inspired by you never thought of that, but Iwas hoping google would ignore me if I didn't have Photo and stuff l or photo l, so I called it:
    http://woahtherecowboy.blogspot.ca/
    they found me anyway

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  18. A double rainbow on their wedding day...now that IS pretty special.
    I know what you mean about the wedding withdrawal. I went through that as well years ago. Get those knitting needles out, find a new book to read (maybe Old Broads Waxing Poetic), plan a little vacation with your Hero....anything to take your mind off that emptiness.

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    1. I am planning on getting away Delores and I am planning on ordering your book:)

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  19. Your post was great....I loved reading it. It'll be good for the cows I'm sure to get things back to normal and no more stressing.

    LOVE the double rainbow....good omen.

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  20. *sigh* it's so hard to get back into a routine after all that partying.
    Beautiful double rainbow!

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  21. Love that first pic. The cow on the left! Haha! You can just read her expression.
    Oh how you have beautiful grass! We are going to have to start chucking blue grass hay to the cows and calves. Our grass situation here is pathetic! Ugh! It will rain one of these days! :)
    Cheri

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  22. wow. how special to have that rainbow appear on your wedding day!
    i think you should open the farm one day a week to some children's organizations for day trips. or maybe an alzheimer's group...?

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    1. Now that is a very interesting idea bon bon:)

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  23. I hope you get to see everyone's photos, are they doing an online album? The wedding I went to in August used WedPics.com for all their friends to post photos on.
    Back to normal is a good thing. Even if the cows are no longer media darlings.

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  24. those are two stunning 'girls' photos :-). Normal is great but it can take some getting use to after a grand event-isn't it grand that all went according to everyone's wishes, such a lovely descriptive post, as usual.

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  25. That is an amazing rainbow! What a special gift from nature!

    Yes, there is that "wedding withdrawal." "Fallout" is what I called it.

    I'm sure the cows are missing the attention and activity.:-) xo Nellie

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  26. Rainbows are always a lovely sign...these photos are awesome to. Thank you for the sweet comments over at my blog Buttons. :-)

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  27. Back to humidity for us down here this morning but as the day goes on the cool breezes and sun are chasing that away and rain for the night ! I bet the girls are missing all the people and hoopla ! Lovely photos ,now it is all back to being quiet there I expect well except for the odd bellow lol . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  28. Ah, wonderful cattle photos and that awesome rainbow! Isn't it interesting how something like a wedding can consume so much energy and now suddenly everything is getting back to normal. Hope you're having a great and peaceful weekend.

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  29. Wow, what perfect timing for the Rainbow :)
    Beautiful!

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  30. That last photo is a winner! You'll get over the wedding withdrawal when the next event takes place. At this time nobody knows what it might be.

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  31. enjoy the quiet!! gorgeous images today but i really love the rainbow!!!

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  32. Ohhhh, a double rainbow, yep that's surely a good sign.

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  33. What a fun bunch those cows are. They do seem to be wondering where all the excitement went. That rainbow was so pretty.

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  34. Yes it is a sad time even for those lovely cows with their big sad eyes. It may take some time to get used to the 'norm' again. Take a walk to your special place in the bush and enjoy your alone self again.

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  35. Lovely rainbow there. The Wedding over, time to reflect and a new beginning for you too. Hugs M xox

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  36. Ahh. B, I haven't ever seen a rainbow in this country yet, so I had imagined they weren't very common? How lovely. I keep on seeing your taunting turkeys lately, they have begun to taunt me too!

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    1. Oh those turkeys gotta love that taunting;) glad they found you too.

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  37. Thank you so much for sharing the wedding. I have enjoyed every post. It is like my kind of fairy tale. I love the rainbow photo. That has to be good luck.

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  38. What a wonderful wedding to remember forever....:)JP

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  39. That really is a spectacular rainbow shot!

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  40. well, in Mon-tan-a, wedding withdrawal is solved by a good ole' fashioned...wildfire.

    LOVE THE PICTURES OF HAPPY COWS, but i am waiting with you on those wedding photos! *foot tap-tap*


    xoxox

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  41. B,

    Happy Cows reminds me of that phrase from Duck Dynasty "Happy, Happy, Happy".

    I love the rainbow picture you posted. This right here signifies true love when it appears on your wedding day.

    So many beautiful memories preparing for your Daughters wedding, the actual wedding, and after the wedding.....life is truly a beautiful memory.
    Hugs to you and your Hero,
    Sandy

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