I've had a hard time keeping this post to myself for so long. We were honored to be asked to partake in a local stylized bridal shoot back at the beginning of summer. I was so excited to see the pictures hit our inbox and glance through a beautiful stylized shoot. So to keep from reinventing the wheel, we are sharing Bessie Black Photography's featured blog. Enjoy!
By Jessica Hall
Fall is here. I noticed it just the other day. It has been a long awaited and later arrival elusively masked behind hot 80 and 90 degree days. I looked up in the fields and noticed fall had sneaked up and settled in without me paying it much mind. The mountains are beginning to show the first dots of color. Bright vivid summer crops are showing age and crispy edges. The landscape around us changes as local farmers bring in the field crops and begin the harvest season.
I feel like you can breathe autumn in. The hot afternoons may be deceiving, but those cool, foggy mornings and breezy evening temperatures confirm the season’s presence. It’s a chance to recharge, reconnect, and re-evaluate. The color palette changes to golden hues and our projects change to winter preparation.
This week our fall field bed was prepared for planting, and the first round of seeds were set out. Bachelor buttons, larkspur, agrostemma, and bells of Ireland were among some of this first round of planting. Hundreds of baby snapdragons were planted in our new mum house. (Other crops have been finding a home here until my beloved mother mums fill it to the corners).
This coming week we will spend time finding homes for all of the odd plants that just didn’t find homes over the course of the summer. The callas will be prepared for storage and bed clean up will hopefully happen.
We are all a little happier with the breezy days and the rapidly approaching cooler temps (at least that’s what the weatherman tell us). I’m glad to see so much preparation and appreciation by our staff as our season winds down. Fall is a welcome change in the field and in the designs we create.
By Jessica Hall
We all have them, even the best of us. They can affect those we love and everyone we come in contact with while overshadowing our world. Sometimes they even string together making any length of time feel endless. I’m talking about bad days, the kind that are all consuming.
Here on the farm bad days start under a fog of sleep deprivation and run the gamut of problematic farm chores to wedding crises to sick babies. When it feels like one thing after another after another is just not going as planned, it’s easy to write off the day and overlook the joy and positive moments found among the mix. To put it simply, bad days just suck.
I had a couple of back-to-back doozies this week that left me reeling. I marinated in my misery for a few moments, then tried to find the good that the bad had overshadowed. It wasn’t that hard and before I knew it there was a little light at the end of my tunnel. How about you? Anyone else out there feeling the pain of a bad day or two – or three? How do you regroup and find your way back to a positive state? Regardless of what your bad day involves- corporate meetings or crying babies- it’s a comfort to know that bad days never last.