Thursday, February 08, 2007

O-KAAAY!

All right all of you who won't let me off the hook! Here's me in my new cold weather hat, complete with ear flap strings and sweet sweet top decorative strings!! It was -11 degrees here in the Twin Cities when I took this lovely picture so no, I was not just hiding behind my collar and scarf. I did a test run with all my new cold weather duds. Saturday is my bird trip up to the Sax-Zim bog area again. This trip is being lead by Stan Tekiela an amazing wildlife photographer and naturalist and Sharon Stiteler aka Birdchick. Could there be a cooler trip? I expect to learn ALOT.

A better, headless view of my hat. It's made of wool and is fleece lined. I love it. To understand why I'm so excited about this new hat, you have to first understand that it is virtually impossible for me to find hats that fit me. I have a big head. A really big head. Women's hats do not fit me. I bought a cute, fuzzy knit hat from the ladies department at Kohl's for my January birding trip. I could pull it down over my ears and I thought it would work. But as soon as I started moving my head to look around at the birds, it started slipping- up. Soon it was perched sweetly on the top of my melon, then it was on the ground. Can't wait to try out my new hat and new gear and get out of this house on a BIRDING TRIP!!!

BTW- Here's what I found this morning. Two pals, hanging out on the couch. Buddy needs to be plucked BAAAD. I usually do that job outside but it's way too cold. Plucking the shedding fur off Buddy produces a huge cloud of flying fur. I'll save that job for Sunday.

20 comments:

pablo said...

Sorry, no pix displayed for me.

NatureWoman said...

Wanna see the pics!! I'll be back!

Body Soul Spirit said...

Is this a trick?? No pictures. I will have to use my imagination! ;)

Susan Gets Native said...

You did this on purpose!!!!!!
Say this mantra with me...
flickrrrrr.....flickrrrrrr.....

Lynne said...

GRRR &*^#$*@

THEY WERE THERE BERFOR!!

LauraHinNJ said...

No fair teasing us!

I want to see you in that hat.

Lynne said...

OK- It's 1233AM and the pictures are back.

Mary said...

Hi Blue Eyes! I love seeing you and your hat - you make me laugh :) A bird trip with the Bird Chick? Gosh, how cool is THAT! Thanks for showing us the two pals, too. I hope the weather warms up a little for you.

Jayne said...

What a wonderful hat!! Love it! Looks warm and cozy. Can't wait to hear about your trip.

pablo said...

Now I see the pix!

mon@rch said...

How wonderful you found that perfect hat! I am a hat person also and it is very hard to always find that perfect hat that fits perfectly!

NatureWoman said...

I *love* your hat - it's very cool! And looks very warm.
I hope you have a great birding trip with BirdChick! Can't wait to see your post-trip birding post!

Prairie Chick said...

I love the hat, it looks so cozy, although you remind me of the neighbor on "Tool Time"- what was his name???

LauraO said...

Wow - you're knitting amazes me. Do you use spin the bunny fur into yarn??

Liza Lee Miller said...

Great hat! I have a big head too and I, thankfully, live in an area where I can generally do without a hat. It's a pain having room for all that brainpower! :)

Cute pic of the dog and bunny!

Ruth said...

That is a great hat! I really like the colour. I too have a big head and have trouble with hats. In the cold, I just put up my hood, but it does cut my peripheral vision...not good if you are birding.

karoo karoo said...

Your hat looks super ! My cold weather hat is a fleece lined, supplex baseball style with ear flaps, it is nice and warm and perfect for birding but....believe me, your hat looks super ! Hope you have a great birding trip.

Lynne said...

Thanks everybody! I'm so excited, my gear is packed, clothes, field guides, binoculars, clothes, iPod, clothes, bag lunch, camera, clothes.

It sounds like I'm not the only one with a big head. I think we have the makings of a support group!

prairie chick-
I got my order all ready today! It smells GREAT!!

karoo karoo-
Thanks for visiting here! Come on back!

Susan Gets Native said...

Prairie chick: The neighbor's name was Wilson. And Lynne is definitely channeling him!
Finally! Some goofy-yet-warm hat gratification!
I wish I could be there for the bird trip. You better take 23 million pictures!

gtr said...

Yay for hats that fit! I also have a big head, and finally resorted to sewing some that fit out of fleece for me and the big-headed hubby. I'm too slow at knitting.

I definitely wear those type of silly hats, though, too... earflaps are essential in cold like this! My ears are mad at me for not using them all the time; frostbit earlobes are no fun.