The weekend took us to Ithaca, New York,
for the wedding of our friends' son.
(His parents are our close friends and often our traveling companions.)
The bride and groom, both graduates of Cornell,
are truly special young people who are going to spread a wave
of positivity wherever they go in this life!
The wedding was truly a joyous celebration of friends and family...
held at a lovely farm venue...
complete with chickens!!
There is nothing like crowing roosters to provide the perfect wedding backdrop!
Cornell University has a spectacularly beautiful campus.
We spent the few free hours that we had before the ceremony
strolling the campus botanic gardens.
Knowing that Summer's colors are soon to fade,
I snapped a few photos... also as a reminder of plants
that I would love to add to my own gardens.
This was a tree whose center was cut out and a bell was hung inside.
The tree continues to grow seemingly unaffected.
I loved this metal sculpture.
I took the opportunity to absorb all of the color that I could...
knowing that soon our world will transition away from color.
We came upon a few critters who were willing to pose...
I fell in love with this flower and will be searching for my own specimen.
Isn't this vine magnificent?
It was a fun weekend... a beautiful weekend... a sentimental weekend.
And at the end of it all...
so good to return home to all that we love!
PS... I may have bought myself a hat this weekend.
Sometimes this crazy thing comes over me and I just have to have a hat.
Truth be told, I LOVE hats!! Many hats don't love me,
so when I find one that looks decent... it tends to follow me home.