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Old 01-16-2013, 02:02 AM
 
Location: SW France
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Good morning peevers.

Brrr! It's a chilly one here this morning, around 27F, though it's far colder elsewhere in the UK where it got down to maybe 10F.

Given that you peevers live in places that stretch from near the Canadian border, and maybe Canada itself, down to Arizona then you might look upon that as nothing much, or pretty chilly.

Now there's a thing. When I lived in Houston my wardrobe got full of clothes suitable for the generally warm and sometimes hot weather. If I headed for somewhere cool or cold my things that I'd brought from the UK held me in good stead.

Have you ever had to go out and buy clothes just to see you over a short period of time, maybe a vacation where it was perhaps very warm, cold, wet, whatever?

Let's make the POTD this;

Clothes, or kit that you've had to buy that you hardly ever wear.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:31 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I went to Spain, one time, in the mid-80's, coming from cold Minnesota, too young to do any research, and I had to buy a light coat. And then I went on a 1 week tour of Morocco, went out to the desert one nite for a feast in a tent, the wind came up, and here I was thinking: Here I am in the Sahara Desert, and why didn't I bring along my winter coat from Minnesota!

I had to run back to the tour bus and beg the driver: turn the heat on, I'm freezing!
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:54 AM
 
Location: SW France
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Good example tijlover!

Well it's still a bit nippy out there as these shots that I just took show;


















Last edited by Jezer; 01-16-2013 at 03:03 AM..
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:18 AM
 
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Clothes, or kit that you've had to buy that you hardly ever wear.

(Just need to do a bit of editing.)

Clothes, or kit that you've had to buy that you hardly ever wear.

Welcome to my wifes wardrobe!
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:45 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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As always, Jezer, your photos are simply stunning!

Once in a while I have had to buy sandals, sleeveless tops and shorts to wear when we've gone out of town to attend a picnic or visit relatives in the summer. Where I live, "summer" means fog, cool breezes and highs in the 50's, so unless we are traveling, I wear the same clothes year round.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:08 AM
 
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I can relate to that, clothes you wear only once or twice. I have a couple of very formal evening gowns and evening dresses and wore them only one time for special events, havent worn them since. Luckily though, they still fit so if ever needed again, I wont have to buy another...
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:42 AM
 
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More beautiful pics! How nice to have a view like this right on property! Those horses are safe, healthy and happy, no doubt. Is the activity with the two horses playtime or dominance battle?

Clothes, or kit that you've had to buy that you hardly ever wear

My first winter wardrobe was acquired after moving to Dallas from Florida. Since I lived there for 35 years, it was needed every winter. When I moved back to Florida two years ago, I gave all but a few pieces away and I haven't needed those pieces. A parka or berber coat, anyone? How about a few sweaters? Come and get it!
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Hermoso y tranquilo Panam√°
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Ran into that when I went back to Colorado for almost a year and winter rolled in. Hadn't needed super warm clothes in 6.5 years. When I moved back though I did bring a couple of the warmer sweaters with me. Doesn't happen often, but there are a few times during the year where it gets downright chilly.

Jezer, those horsies sure look like they enjoy the brisk weather
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:23 AM
 
Location: SW France
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Great answers, though I could not possibly comment on Baldrick's reply.

I'm not sure what all that horsey stuff was about but they certainly had the wind up their tails this morning!

I went out to photograph the frost and next thing I knew they belted out of the woods.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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probably a bigfoot in there.


Love the photos.


as for the peeve: yea-when I went to Maine late one summer. Took jeans & heavy tshirts. Bought shorts, sandals (3 pair ) and light weight t shirts. If there's one thing I hate more than shopping, it's shopping on vacation. That's not what vacations are for!
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