So. The new hat.
Bad to worse? Ha!
It's awesome warm, though I can't hear my iPod because of the ear flaps and shrieking crunchy snow.
Don't worry, only ugly polyester animals were harmed in the making of this creation.
I bought it at Mark's Work Warehouse on New Year's Eve day. I love that store and my nephew used to work for their head office so I think that this was probably an honest mistake:
On clearance for $28.99 regular $26.99. It was so funny cause the sales lady said "Wow that's a good deal!" So I couldn't wait to look under the sale sticker to find the regular price.
Who cares, it's toasty warm.
A few pictures from my New Year's Day walk:
The rose sisters made 2014!
Jan 2nd there was too little snow covering the black ice on the sidewalk so I treadmilled. Two sets of 7 minute and one 6. New record.
Today it was just so beautiful and sunny and there seemed to be a thicker, even cover of very loud squeaky snow on the sidewalk so I went for it. Pushing a rollator through a few inches of snow is good upper body too.
Most creatures were tucked warmly in their nests but lots of evidence of New Year's Eve partying.
I used to wonder (when I thought I wanted to be Davey Crockett when I grew up) how trackers could tell when an animal was walking or hopping or running.
Love these little long toed feet:
Some bright colour to take pictures of till the Robins return and tuck in. Feels like we have a ways to go before that happens.
Pie crust pricked tree trunk.
I thought I saw a squirrel but it didn't move as I got closer:
I thought "Oh no it's frozen!"
I'll have to do a retrospective of these ladies sometime.
Like I've said, sometimes I want to pluck them and take them safely home to press but then I get a grip and I let them be.
Insert your own "You can't hoard beauty" or "Life is fragile" line here.
Harrison was game for a porch walk.
But it truly was too cold for a city cat's toe pads. He meowed at me like "Do something!"
When we got inside he didn't care about his treat, he stared at my chair till I sat down and when I sat down he stood on me, warming up all four feet at once. It's still good practice for spring walking I think, for him to go out for a minute when he can but I'll never force him and I'll watch his toe beans.