Thursday, September 19, 2013

Beneath Your Hat and Posts of the Week.

And all your future lies beneath your hat.
~ John Oldham

D'mar and Gill
"It doesn't matter whether or not you have a head, you must wear the right sort of hat" ~ Kazantzakis

There were a lot of hat-wearers in the crowd at the South Side Shuffle - a blues and jazz festival which is held every year in Mississauga. Members of the band D'mar and Gill were also sporting head-toppers and so was the "dawg" logo.

on our way out2
The whole shadow of Man is only as big as his hat.
~ Elizabeth Bishop

turquoise cowgirl2
Shabby gentility has nothing so characteristic as its hat.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
This lady seemed to enjoy steppin' out in her turquoise hat.

sombrero A hat should be taken off when you greet a lady and left off for the rest of your life. Nothing looks more stupid than a hat.
~ P. J. O'Rourke

feather weight
We may say that many, if not all, of the personality traits which we have called masculine or feminine are as lightly linked to sex as are the clothing, the manners, and the form of headdress that a society at a given period assigns to either sex. ~ Margaret Mead

Time for a tip of my virtual hat with the POTWs.

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a POTW.



by Rae
at Grams Cracker Crumbs

Hero Cat
by Jim
at Suldog


Puffin (and Blowing)
by Bob
at Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean

Morning in the West Country
by Leah
at The Goat's Lunch Pail

Early Morning Cottage Photos
by Anvilcloud
at The AC is on

Fearless (This blog auto-plays music.. adjust speakers accordingly)
by Lisa
at Red Willow

The Deep Green Sea
by Kerry
at Ed and Reub

Milford Sound, New Zealand
by Karen
at What Karen Sees

Watery Depths of Granville Island
by Lynne



Lifetime Friend
by Cloudia
at Comfort Spiral

by DS
at Third-Storey Window

An Open Letter to a Rapist
by Dhara
at My Cactus Dress

A Home for the Swifts
by Stephen
at The Chubby Chatterbox



Wrong Number....Again
by Chicken
at The Chicken's Consigliere


Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you


Indrani said...

This is a good theme. Loved the blue hat very much. :)

Jackie said...

Thank you, Hilary for the recommendations.
I visited each blog and was happy to be able to read and enjoy the posts. I hope you have a beautiful week.

Our photos said...

Beautiful pictures of hats!
Greetings, RW & SK

Rob-bear said...

The mad hatters? Well, perhaps not, but hatters nonetheless.

Loved th John Oldham quote. I have a friend by that name, and it is the kind of thing he might say.

Blessings and Bear hugs!

My Cactus Dress said...

Thank you so much Hilary for suggesting my blog-post. I am glad you felt it was worthy enough to share.

My Cactus Dress said...

those hats were so colorful. And that lady in Turquoise hat looked like Diane Keaton. Isn't it?

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful sharpness of hats, and thanks for the POTW.

Tabor said...

All of these folks look much better in a hat than I do!

June said...

TurquoiseCowgirl is one snappy-looking lady. I like her style!

Looks like a fun day all around.

Your photos in this post immediately made me think of "The Daily Prep," but I like you far better. :-)

Kerri Farley said...

LOVE those Hats.... my hubs in a big HAT lover :)

Suldog said...

Thanks for the POTW honors, Hilary. As always, much appreciated. And I absolutely love the juxtaposition between my sister-in-law's cat and the hero sheltie :-)

Anvilcloud said...

Another fine theme, Hilary.

DJan said...

Love the hat pictures, Hilary, especially that pretty turquoise one. Off to visit the POTWs. :-)

Leah J. Utas said...

Hats are the best. I love me some fine hat.
Thanks for the POTW.

Lynne with an e said...

What an inspired theme! Great quotes to accompany the colourful pix, so rich in character (and characters). I recently enjoyed a folk/crafts festival and was also enchanted by the wide variety of hats being worn by the fair-goers. I'm so happy the ubiquitous baseball cap is being replaced these days by more imaginative head gear.
Oh, and I'm throwing my own hat into the air and shouting a big "Hurrah!" for having my post in the POTW ring. Thanks, Hilary.

Anonymous said...

I like the guitar player's hat. That's the shape I would wear so as not to make my head appear to be a bowiing ball.

Great shot of the stack of hats!

TexWisGirl said...

some great photos of great characters... and speaking of characters, some really great picks for POTW! again!

Out on the prairie said...

I have a few hats I have procured over the summer looking for a nice straw hat.

Daryl said...

i love hats, i buy them but never wear them 'cause as much as i love hats, i hate hat hair ... oh vanity is a tough mistress

great photos all

Mage said...

Yes, I will, thanks.

RYN: The ruined quilt is on display at the moment. I may take the top layer partially off to see the fabrics that are underneath. Right now, it stirs up conversation as is. :)

The other quilt is just fine and on display too.

ds said...

I aspire to be able to wear a turquoise hat. Love all the photos (hope the music was as wonderful as the sartorial display).

Thank you so much for the honor.

Gail Dixon said...

Wonderful street photography and hats! I especially love the turquoise one. Congrats to all the POTW mentions. I'm going to keep this page in my browser so I can check them out later today.

Cloudia said...

You look great in your leopardskin pillbox hat! :-)

Yay! I'm a POTW! Thanks, Dear. Aloha

Kerry said...

I have always loved hats; unlike PJ O'Rourke, I guess I don't care if I look a bit stupid! :)

Thanks for the potw! Now I must visit the others.

Rosaria Williams said...

Most discerning post, H., about hats, about gentility...

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, Hilary, I'm finally catching up. Thanks so much for the boost and thanks to everyone who stopped by to check out my post. T
hat was so nice of you. I will be back to read the other posts tonight. Just wanted to,say thanks. I love the turquoise hat and the comment by PJ Rourke made me laugh out loud. Xo chicken.

Sharon Wagner said...

I wear a hat a lot outside. So my hair almost always looks bad. So then I have to wear more hats. Vicious cycle.

Bill Lisleman said...

I enjoyed the hat theme. The Blues Fest in Chicago (early in the summer) had a Mississippi stage. I suspect there might have been some of the same performers.

stephen Hayes said...

Thanks Hilary. I added your link to my blog today so hopefully others will discover your great blog.

Brian Miller said...

nice. great to see DS on there...smiles...what a cool set of pics too...i love live music...hoping to see some at the festival this weekend if the rain holds out...

Lisa said...

Beyond Humbled .. Thank you so much.

I love the head dresses. They are amazing.

Thank you .:)

Barb said...

You are a gal of many hats, Hilary. I liked your finds this week!

Rita said...

I wish hats would come back in style more. Maybe I should just buy a couple anyways. The feather decorations in the blonde hair is quite a statement. I liked it! :)

MastHoliday said...

What the beautiful colors of the hats.. like its, Hilary!
Nice post

JC said...

I had to smile when I saw the hat and read the words. The lady with the Teal had made my day. Hope you and your renovation are well.

Linda said...

Great hats! I'd like that turquoise one!

Friko said...

I love hats.
If only people would wear them more.
I feel silly when I’m the only one with a titfer.

Haddock said...

That is a great collection of hats. Like that thing about the shadow of a man is ......

Betty Manousos said...
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Betty Manousos said...

hi hilary

what a delightful post you shared!
great series of photos. and thanks for the wonderful potw picks! again!

happy weekend!

big hugs~

yaya said...

My hat's off to you Hilary for a fun post! I'll go check out the POTW too!

Terri said...

I love the blue hat- I'll bet it fits her personality perfectly! Not sure what to think of the dangly do, each his own.

A Cuban In London said...

A jazz and blues festival. I wish I had been there. And I would have worn a hat, too! :-)

Greetings from London.

Scott Law said...

Thought I'd pay a visit to some old friends and see how they are doing. I took a peek through some of your recent posts and it looks like you're up to your same old tricks, which I'm happy to see. Keep up the good work. I'll be by again.

Laura said...

what a wonderful variety of headgear!

ps. our kitty's name is chaya:-)

Pauline said...

"In English, cat, hat, In French, chat, chapeau. It really is quite obvious, don't you know.
In English, cat, hat, In French, chat, chapeau. Un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, here we go.
I repeat, cat, hat, In French, chat, chapeau. In Spanish, el gato in a sombrero." from The Cat in the Hat.

Wonderful photos as always. And wonderful choices for POTW - I appreciate all the good reads!

Veronica Roth said...

Lovely images of the people and hats Hilary. I bought myself a proper cowboy hat when I was in Calgary in June. I love it. Can't believe I haven't had one till now. :)

Hena Tayeb said...

My husband has embraced the hat..
I have a few but am never 100% sure if I can pull them off.. I love the old man on the guitar.. a great capture.

Jenn Jilks said...

What a grand idea for a post! Your eagle eye is is excellent!
Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Jim said...

Great hat shots.

SandyCarlson said...

Hat say an awful lot. These are wonderful photos.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Wonderful hats! And I love the quote from P. J. O'Rourke. :)
I wish I had time to visit each of these lovely "finds" in your POTW awards. *sigh*

Barbara said...

Thanks for directing me to the best posts since my reading has been haphazard lately! (If existent at all!) I LOVE the hat photos and quotes!

Unknown said...

Hilary: I always enjoy the variety of great writers and photographers you suggest to all of us. Thanks so much! I will explore....

lime said...

what a wide array of headgear. fun to see the different styles.