Cuppa took this picture of me today as I sat by the river drinking coffee at the halfway point of our walk. It is noticeable for several things.
For one: the Canadians among us will recognize the cup. They will also understand that we are coming to the end of the annual Roll Up The Rim contest. Once again, my [contest] cup has not exactly overflowed. I didn't win anything this year — again! — not a donut, not a coffee, not an anything.
Two: the camera bag which I boasted about the other day is beside me. Yes, I tried it out on the walk, and it worked pretty darn well. It wasn't too very onerous to carry, and I found it relatively easy to access the camera when I required it.
Three: I am wearing a winter coat. It's open, and the sleeves are unzipped, and I'm only wearing a tee shirt underneath, but it is a winter coat. I probably would have been fine with a lighter jacket, but it was breezy when we started out, and the wind had a bit of a chill to it.
Four: I am wearing my nice-weather hat as opposed to my winter hat of the same style but heavier material. I made a point of wearing it, you see. I rather had to make a point of it because I didn't yesterday. I mean to say: one doesn't necessarily think of wearing sun hats on coolish spring days. But it was sunny yesterday. And I was out for two hours. And I couldn't help but notice that my head was a trifle sore last night ... and red to look at. In fact, even though I remembered to protect myself today, my head is still taking pains (as it were) to remind me that I was rather foolish yesterday.
Nevertheless I am rather enjoying these bits of nice weather that the universe is bestowing upon us as she sees fit at this time of year.