Autumn hat & poetry

Greetings and welcome.

The Fall equinox begins today, Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 9:04 P.M. EDT in the Northern Hemisphere. Before it commits to earlier sunsets, the Fall equinox provides an equal amount of day and evening light.

We celebrate the arrival of Fall with a Hattingdon hat in colours of the season.

Autumn Hattingdon 2022

Now, how about some poetry to get us in the mood? It is really lovely.

Poetry

Whim Wood

by Katherine Towers

into the coppery halls
of beech and intricate oak
to be close to the trees
as they whisper together
let fall their leaves

Autumn Fires

by Robert Louis Stevenson

In the other gardens
And all up in the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!

Pleasant summer over,
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The grey smoke towers.

Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!

Nothing Gold Can Stay

by Robert Frost

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.


We love seeing you here. Thank you for spending time with us.

Hattingdon Horses

‘A Hatful of Smiles’

©Vivian J Grant

Classic Savannah

Greetings and salutations. Here is this week’s featured classic hat.

It is one of Hattingdon very earliest classic hats, and a particular favorite of Hattingdon creator Vivian, whose birthday it happens to be today.

Hattingdon is always so pretty in pink.

Savannah Hattingdon.

Wishing you a hatful of smiles on your special day.

Hattingdon Horses

Cartoon Horses with Hat-titude!

Regina

Hattingdon looks regal in her jewel embellished crown hat. Our posting here is a nod to the late Queen of England whose burial will take place tomorrow.

This design is vintage Hattingdon. We are not 100% certain, but we believe it dates back to 2008. It is one of Vivian’s first designs, but she cannot remember the particulars of it or what inspired her to create it. She is just glad that she did.

Regina Hattingdon.

We will not be posting on Monday, and will publish the classic hat selected for it on the following day.

Wishing you a “hatful if smiles”. See you then.

Hattingdon Horses

©Vivian J Grant

Brynn Beret

Hello and welcome to Hattingdon’s blog.

Today our darling hat crazy cartoon horse Hattingdon wears a black beret adorned with three large, feathers in red, yellow and green cascading down one side. We named the design “Brynn”. Here she is!

Brynn Hattingdon.

Color meanings

Color-meanings.com reveal the symbolism and meanings of feather colors.

RED. “Red is the color of the Root Chakra, which is the source of energy of life, and vitality. Red feathers are an ode to emotions, courage, passion, and to good fortune.”

YELLOW. “Yellow is the representative color for the Solar Plexus Chakra, therefore, the yellow feather is connected to the Gut Instinct. It is charged with the sun’s energy, and is pulsing with blessings and wisdom. A yellow feather draws attention to intelligence and mental alertness, joy, cheerfulness, and playfulness.”

GREEN. “Green is that of the Heart Chakra, which holds love, relationships, and emotions. A green feather is therefore a sign of abundance, growth and fertility, as well as plants, nature, and healing.”

Color-meanings.com by the way is a fascinating site. Check it out when you get a moment.

Bye for now.

Love,

Hattingdon Horses

“A Hatful of Smiles”

by ©Vivian J Grant

Catherine the Great

Alright Hattingdon fans. We are going way, way back. 2008? 2009? We are not sure. It is one of Vivian’s earliest hats (headdress is probably more accurate).

Whatever it is, there is no doubt that it is one of the most festive — if not the most festive — of all the designs Vivian has created. She named it “Catherine” . . . . and it is great. Wink. Look.

Catherine Hattingdon.

Vivian adores this hat, and it has been much beloved over the years by Hattingdon fans.

Thank you for spending time here with us.

Hattingdon Horses

“A Hatful of Smiles”

by ©Vivian J Grant

Monday Sugar

Hello and happy Monday. It is classic hat time once again.

Vivian, who creates all of Hattingdon’s hats, loves creating designs for her with an architectural influence. This is prettily expressed in the classic hat we picked out for you this Monday, design name “Sugar”.

Sugar Hattingdon Classic Hat.

A stunning hat, don’t you think?

Thank you for stopping by and spending time with us.

Hattingdon Horses

“A Hatful of Smiles”

by ©Vivian J Grant