Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Hot was the name of my blog post one year ago. The first weekend in March, 2012 I went to the yearly Florida Art Festival in town and …whooo-wheee, was it ever hot.
Max (the dog), my husband and I went again this year, and brrrrrrr, was it ever cold. I’m from Chicago, so yes, I know cold weather.
For the day’s festivities I wore jeans, a t-shirt, a sweater over the shirt, and a heavy cardigan sweater over that sweater. I thought it would be enough for a cooler Florida day. It wasn’t. A whipping, icy wind came over the river, and I questioned if I’d traveled all the way back to Chicago.
You can click here to read about how hot it was last year. Photos of the river are posted there too.
To compare, below are photos of the patrons from each year. You may need to click on it to see the clothes better.
Above, last year’s shorts and t-shirts. Below, this year’s coats and hats.
In the above photo, I love the contrast of flowers and people in winter attire.
Poor pugs are so cold they need clothes too.
I didn’t post much of the artwork on my blog last year. This year I snuck in a few snaps to share with you.
The below art is my favorite. Check out the sign beneath it and see if you can figure it out.
This is the only time of year I love living in Florida … January through March. The temps don’t stay down for long. For the last three days it was chilly, and sometimes cold, but today it’s warming up nicely again. Only wish it could’ve been this nice for the art festivities. No worries, we still had a nice time.