The photo was made on December
10, 2017 at 4:59 PM.
This photo was taken in my home in Bethesda, Maryland.
The "Take It!” decision was only a matter of deciding how to stage the catch.
The season referred to in the title is that of hunting for homeless hats and scarves as people somehow drop or lose them as these
cold times take over the weather picture.
This first hat was found in the street near the Convention Center in Washington DC.
It was brought home and washed in my clothes washer using a mix of Simple Green and regular Tide. It was then hung up to air
dry. Searching for a surface to make the photo from - I resorted to placing the dried hat on top of a down comforter which was in its final drying
stages and draped over my stationary bike, which I have not been able to use - up until now due to the progression I had to follow after having had surgery on
my shoulder. I happily was given permission to return to using the bike for strengthening my legs, but no heavy arm usage as of yet.
Since taking the photo I have "rescued" two more hats and will continue to accumulate them to take to the actual homeless shelter
for distribution. They always are happy to get them.
Having been at this "No Permit Needed" sport for over 3 years I must say that one must be very careful when picking up the "catches"
as the weather can have people not driving with the same kind of attention given as is in nicer weather.
Should you not have a homeless shelter where you live - it could be a good idea to take the washed items to a middle or high school
for them to give out to children who may either not have a hat - or lost or forgotten to wear one on a cold day.
This will be one of my very few "Public Service" entries.
Hoping everyone is where they can either be or get warm, as this cold snap makes its way through its course.