Tuesday, January 07, 2014

ZERO MINUS and Survival!: ABC WEDNESDAY "Z"





















Son Karl wearing my rabbit fur hat that I purchased in Novisibirsk, Russia while celebrating New Year's Eve there a number of years ago.  Survival during their harsh weather was important!!

This hat may look a little ZANY now in Minnesota, but with our current ZERO minus weather, survival here is important, too!

5:30 am: Polar Vortex continues. It is now -15F


Linking to ABC WEDNESDAY


37 comments:

  1. Doesn't look zany to me, Kate!. Looks down-right smart! ;)

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  2. Russians know what cold is and how to protect you against it. I think this is a perfect hat for now. I only don't know what means the word "Zany".?

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    1. Zany could be defined as "comical in an endearing way" although there is nothing amusing about staying warm and safe. The hat is somewhat comical to us since we usually do not wear a hat such as the one Karl is gladly using now!

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  3. The perfect insulator.

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  4. That is -26C so I would stay indoors!

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  5. I hope he was around clearing the snow for his geriatric parents....

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    1. Yes, this great "kid" snowplows our driveway plus the patio for the dogs. Never misses and does a better job than any commercial business we have hired in the past! Well brought up!!

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  6. I like the hat. It would be a hit on a run. The weather guys here are freaking out over this polar vortex, not because of the temperatures up north, but because its in the teens here. You know, because people from Texas think everything ends at the Red River. UGH, LOL.

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  7. If there was ever a time to break out the Russian hat, your weather calls for it now. Your son wears it well!

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  8. Now that looks like the perfect hat!.I hope you warm up soon.
    Our kids were in Florida with us and had to return to Chicago.....they are in a deep freeze too.

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  9. I love that hat and I'm glad he's wearing it if he has to be out in the cold air.

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  10. hey, i want one!! your son looks a lot like you! stay warm!!

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  11. That hat is just the thing and I think the weather is a bit zany right now. I checked the weather yesterday and it was colder in Missouri where my sister lives than it was in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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  12. Not zany at all Kate, very necessary if the weather reports I'm seeing for your part of the world are anything to go by... Keep warm!

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  13. The hat looks stylish and practical with our ferocious wind chills. Now, it's about that "killer" soup recipe? Perhaps you should put it on your blog so the rest of us can enjoy it, and not just Birdman.

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  14. Doesn't look zany at all. It looks SANE, smart.

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  15. Perfect chapeau for winter weather....

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  16. Wow, with that hat and the fuzz on his face, he should stay warm and toasty in that zero or minus zero temperatures.
    Leslie
    abcw team

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  17. Nope. Entirely too cold. If a Russian fur hat starts looking good it's time for lots of hot soup and a good book. I hope you're well supplied so you don't have to get out and about. Bless your son for being willing and for doing a good job. (And the grey in his beard is just to coordinate with the hat, right?)

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  18. I am stunned by those temperatures! Love the hat!

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  19. It certainly covers a lot of skin, and that is necessary on these subzero days. Zany appearances don't matter.

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  20. I was out in a fleece version of that today and I didn't care what I looked like! Needed a beard for my cheeks though. ;-)

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  21. I like the hat! It's perfect for "The Vortex". :)

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  22. Too, too cold for me...thank you!
    Love the hat and I'll bet it is really warm.
    You should be in Mexico at this time Kate...

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  23. You have a great son that helps you out. I hope this cold will pass soon.

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  24. Minus 15 degrees? Ouch. That might be colder than any temperature I have experienced despite a long life in cold climes.

    A handsome lad and an exceptional hat.

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  25. It is freezing here in Montreal as well. That hat is perfect for the cold weather.

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  26. The hat looks very warm! oh, it is so cold , I haven't experienced -15F and I hope I won't ever! Stay warm .

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  27. Stay warm! The fur hat is too cute.

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  28. I could have used that during our lowest this week too, Monday it was -10 in the morning hours.
    ann

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  29. Great pic..have a nice day!

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  30. When it's way below zero in Minnesota you can wear anything you want to keep warm and be considered "stylish"!

    Re your question on the Appleton: The museum is named for Arthur Appleton who came to Ocala in the mid-70s and bought a horse farm. He got the idea for a museum and made it all come true in the mid-80s.

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  31. It gets pretty cold there, so it's allowable!

    Mostly here our forecasters don't go nuts and panic about winter weather... though the ones in Toronto stations seem to be the exception, panicking when there's ten centimetres of snow forecast.

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