Definitely Not Hoodie Weather!

You might have heard that it’s been rather cold this January and some days I wonder why it feels like it takes me until spring to figure out how to dress for the weather.  When I went to the park over the weekend, I did have a coat on over my hoodie but had not planned on kneeling in the snow to capture this shot and a pair of ski pants would have saved me from wet, frozen knees.  

Did I mention that I saw my first owl over the weekend??  I was so excited from the experience that when I went back into the house to change lenses, I completely forgot about my gloves when I went back outdoors to search for him (interesting article from the Sunday New York Times, The Delicate Politics of Chasing Owls).   The owl remained elusive, but while I was looking for him I managed to capture this bird nest with my frozen fingers.

Gabby is often kind enough to notify me with her vigorous barking when birds or deer pass by the windows.  I’m not sure if it’s because I’m in such a hurry running out the door to escape her barking or worrying about missing the visitor that I quite often forget my coat and gloves.  

Of course, it is on the days when it is definitely not hoodie weather that I find myself out in the cold with a deer actually stopping for a lengthy visit and Gabby is indoors barking and wondering why I never can interpret her “it’s not hoodie weather” bark as I run out the door without my coat.