While at the Live Oak International, Ocala, FL on March 24th, I was saddened by the lack of hats at this horsing event. As we approached, visions of ladies in elegant hats and fluttering hand fans danced in my head. I imagined chivalrous gentlemen in their pastel finest sipping drinks from crystal decanters. I thought I might even see someone swoon.
It was not to be.
As with church, opera and the ballet, spectators of horsing events have slipped into a lazy mess of what I call "Walmartesque." By that I mean, they seem to have rolled out of bed, wiped the sleepies from their eyes and jumped into the car....
I was saved, however, by visiting the artisan tents where I got to "oooh" and "aahh" over some fancy hats after all.
These hats are gorgeous. I watched enthralled as the ladies tried them on and confirmed their purchases. I wish I had written down their comments. It was classic.
Sunny spring day in FL:
- hearty breeze
- live oaks
- Spanish moss
- horse driven carts
- and at last.... fancy hats!
The horsing event itself was fantastic, you'll hear more about that in an upcoming post.
On our way out, we saw this wonderful Bumper Sticker:
My hobby is driving me buggy.