Hottest Days of summer pic for the nastiest days of winter

Sam’s Point Nature Preserve, near Ellentown NY; that’s me & our friends abjuk & E.Mc in the photo, taken by T. (the Sam of the Point was an ancestor of Abjuk’s)

This was one of the hottest days I can remember this past summer; we (Abjuk, E.Mc, T., and I) did a craft fest in Rhinbeck and then hiked this – the ice caves were absolutely wonderful after the heat.

33 thoughts on “Hottest Days of summer pic for the nastiest days of winter

  1. Wonderful sunset! And on a day like today, I need it. We got out at 4:30 instead of 5:00, with heavy wet snow to the top of my boots around my car, and drifted higher once I got the snow off. We are definitely in the 8-12 inch range. Thank you!

      • I hid inside all day and only did it the once. Such a messy day. I hope we don’t also get your snow tomorrow. I am hoping to get to a bean supper in my hometown.

          • I was lucky in that it had barely started to snow when I left for work. It had not even started to stick to things, like cars. Thus I could stay in the building and only clean off the car when it was time to leave. Thick, heavy stuff. Makes car-cleaning no fun.

            • Aaah. See, when I left for work, there were already 5″ of snow on the car. And yeah. I used a broom to sweep off before I left work.

              • Ugh, those days are the most annoying. Also, just got another glimpse of the pic – your hair was long then – must be much longer now. Has it hit the really annoying phase? I know your favorite quick updo with a bird-beak clip doesn’t work as well with longer hair.

                • I jus got it cut on Wednesday! (and I lost my favorite clips all over again and can’t find a good replacement, sadface). It’s back to about 1n inch and a half above the bra strap

                  • *nods* I was not sure you were growing it out for the wedding – if so it would be LONG! And I am always so annoyed at hair-stuff makers. They change things every couple of years and it sucks. Sometimes I buy multiples of things I like.

                    • I’m just Not Chopping it for the wedding. It gets really ratty if I don’t get it cut, and I don’t have the patience you do to trim the ends individually. If I find the ones I like again, Ill buy three of each!

                    • *grins and wishes you luck on hunting up the three of the clips that you must have somewhere* Oiling can also help with ends, if they get dry. If it is just splits, then trimming in some fashion has to happen. But the Big Chop will fix that!

                    • I spent most of the summer in pigtails, which cemented my desire to chop it all off. 🙂 PS do you have time to proof a couple bonus stories today?

                    • I use buns – it keeps all of it off my neck. And yes, so long as they get to me in the next hour. I need to scrape off my car again, buy a book, and head to my parents’ place for the bean supper.

                    • Mine doesn’t bun easily, although the lady at the hair stix place made it work. Sending as soon as I hit Send.

                    • Goody Spin Pins make buns work on just about any hair type. Because of the spring/coil shape, they hold hair like nothing else. Hair sticks are cool too, but as my hair gets longer I either need more of them or longer ones…

                    • Oh no, you can! Pretty ones make nice decoration, even if the bun is actually held up with Spin Pins. I have a glass frog for arranging them in. You can google image search “glass floral frog” to see what I mean, as while it is green it does not look like an amphibian.

                    • Ah, I know what a floral frog (ribbit) is. 🙂 I bought them at the weblit meetup, actually, and they have been worn, once, during the meetup.

                    • And then did not work out after that? Well darn. Someday I plan to drop the $60 or more that it will take to have my hair braided at the Ren Faire. Probably not this year.

                    • Well, I bought them with you in mind, but the lady wanted to put my hair up… I do not have the patience for the work it takes at 6:30 in the morning.

                    • Ooh, you’re a longhair too? I have my hair in a bun 90% of the time. I love braids, but I’m currently growing out front layers (sort of bang-ish pieces, they are taking forever) and they won’t stay in a braid… I have these awesome sort of twisty hair sticks from the MD Renaissance Festival. I think I have four pairs now–I buy one every year. They hold up my hair so well. I wonder what I was doing with straight hair sticks all those years. Though most days I just grab it all with a claw clip because that’s quicker and gets in the way less…

                    • Oh yes, I am even in longhair although I mostly lurk and have not made a picture post in ages. My hair has never had layers (good luck growing them out!) and is currently past mid-thigh and headed for my knees. I have something similar, but shorter, I think… I really love my Goody Spin Pins (they can be seen here on the Goody site but click away fast of the annoying video gets going). I figured I would try them out, since at $8 a pair they are less than the similar pieces I’ve seen at Ren Fairs. I’m now a convert! Although I can hold a bun with hair sticks four spin pins distribute the tension of my bun better. I’m thinking of ordering from this lady on Etsy come the summer, as I sadly do not live near a Ren Faire. I have very few pics of the hair… but this one shows the braid this past Halloween. It is a bit longer now (I remember when my hair was that long).

                    • Ooh, really really long! 😀 Mine is just reaching classic. I’m delighted. I’ve seen things like those sold as hair scroos. Someone… oh, dear, I can picture her hair but not remember her username XD from used to sell them–they might have been bigger ones. I’m not sure I trust them. The ones I have are wooden sticks, but with sort of a spiral curved around them? I can’t find anything similar online and I don’t know how to describe them! But I like hair sticks because you can sort of weave them through the hair.

                    • Hey, there is the icon I remember from the LJ longhair community! *waves* Fancy meeting you here. LJ is a small place sometimes. Classic is a fun length. I’ve found that some of the buns I used to love to do (figure-8s and loose knots with a stick through) are just not doable with longer hair, either because of the weight/tension or because I look like there is some sort of bizarre alien nest on my head. Those sound like really neat sticks! I wonder if the Ren Faire vendor has a website – some people are a bit old-fashioned about that… Textures sticks would hold better, I think. I have a couple with a lovely curve in them, and they do grip better.

                    • Really?! XD I haven’t been a member of that community in years! I really need to get back into doing a variety of buns. I’ve just been doing cinnabuns and I don’t think having the same style day in and day out is good for my hair (though I am starting to practice twisting in the opposite direction). Oh, I found them! I couldn’t remember what they were called but I found them on the RennFest’s website. Here’s the page with the best picture of the sticks:

                    • Huh, then someone else reasonably active is using that icon… Oh, those are neat! I think I have a thing that is supposed to be a shawl pin that has that sort of shape. I must try it out (it is shorter than most hairsticks). I wear a cinnamon bun every day to work, with four spin pins holding it up. It works well for me, and distributed the weight/tension well.

                    • I wouldn’t be all that surprised–it’s a Waterhouse painting. Though it does seem an odd choice of Waterhouses for someone whose name isn’t Clare, since Waterhouse has so many paintings of long-haired ladies where their hair is loose.

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