Saturday, July 6, 2013

Oh my hat

I woke in a sweat thinking I'd forgotten to turn off the electric blanket when I got into bed like I usually do.  But no, it was off, it was just an unusually warm winter morning.  And it turned into a magical day with a light breeze and soft light. Perfect for a walk - with stops to greet the animals.

 the heifers

 the yearlings

The horses took a while to decide to approach me for a rub.


 And that was when my hat blew off.  At first he thought there might be some food in it.


 Then he thought it might be food:


He seems to be thinking about what to do with it next.  In the end he dropped it, the wind caught it and the last I saw of it it was scurrying across the long grass towards the creek.


 Ah well, it was still a lovely day.  Not having to worry about the hat flying away I could lift my head more easily to admire the silvery white toetoe against the silvery grey poplars and that lovely blue sky with just a little puff of a cloud.

12 comments:

  1. I know I shouldn't laugh but I couldn't help it.

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  2. Charming post... Thanks for the smile :) Love it that your instinct was to take photos rather thsn save the hat!

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  3. You mean to say you didn't try and cut it off at the creek - isn't that what they used to do in films? Mind you they were probably not trying to capture hats.

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  4. Beautiful images Pauline. We're having some glorious winter days also.

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  5. the picture of the horse holding your hat is priceless - his body language says 'now what'.... love the silver/white against the blue, lovely shot.

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  6. Creative Fibre Exhibition , we were driving when I saw 3 trees draped with this. I said I must come back and check if you saw the same ones at Mt Albert. There U are, I must go back tomorrow to take photos.

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  7. A great series of photos showing the demise of your hat. That is a lot of healthy looking cows.

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  8. What great photos! I love the one of the horse trying to eat the hat.
    As you say, better to see the pretty sky without a hat!

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  9. Hi Pauline, thanks for calling by and 'testing'!
    Gorgeous photos! how I miss the smell of cattle and horses. Nothing like it!

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  10. Hello Pauline,

    A true photographer right to the end. Love the shot of the horse's eye,he looks so innocent.



    Have a great day Pauline.
    Bev.

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  11. Ah well, there are many hats but not that many gorgeous days with such wonderful companions along the way.

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