Hats: Cee’s Fun foto Challenge

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

These 10 photographs show the various uses that  hats can have. Firstly as decoration. This huge rural shed was covered with hats, most of them well worn, some worn out.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

In Australia the sensible always wear head protection when out in the sun. Good protection against skin cancers and melanomas. The problem I find is that they make my head so hot so half the time I throw sensibility to the wind and just wear sun screen.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

That is my choice though and babies should always be protected.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

I don’t know that this classifies as a hat. My husband and I argue over this kind of dilemma. Like shoes, I take hats to cover all types of head covering whereas he would say a hat is something with a crown and brim. In this case I just wonder at what on earth I was thinking going to a fancy dress supposedly as a skeleton and my swimming hat my skull. How embarrassing. I actually went out like that.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Fancy dress is always fun. I haven’t been to one for ages. Note to self – plan a fancy dress in the near future. The hat below is almost invisible as it melds into the fur and my own hair.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Party hats and loving memories of all long gone.

In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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11 Responses to Hats: Cee’s Fun foto Challenge

  1. 😀 Great pics! (Glad you clarified the “skeleton” one…) Haha!

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  2. noelleg44 says:

    Love the hats!I loved to wear hats when I was growing up but now find them a pain because they give me “bed head” and are hot, so I wear a visor for protection for my face. Hats for kiddos, though, definitely.

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  3. Charli Mills says:

    All hats with character!

    Like

  4. I once made papier mache hats so my hubby and I could attend a Halloween party as Coneheads, the Martians “From France” who were the stars of many Saturday Night Live skits about 40 years ago. Not having planned well enough, the papier mache was still wet, so our coneheads weighed about 10 pounds each and we had headaches all night long. Just came across the photo, will see if I can figure out how to squeeze it into the computer.
    Love your photos – you’ve had lots of fun with hats – and partners!

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  5. Pat B says:

    I love the photos of the hats in the shed, the one of you wearing the swimming cap (funny history on that one too), and the last one. You showed quite a variety of hats.

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  6. Cee Neuner says:

    Irene, your hats this week are simply marvelous. Although your first photo, the one hat is kind of sad looking 😀

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