Monday, April 19, 2010

Rain, Rain, Rain, Boots

Rain boots are in season this spring

Well, if you've been in the area, then you know exactly why I am posting these pictures. We have had rain, rain, and more rain. I'm not complaining because it means a lot of food for our bees which translates to happy bees and more honey for everyone! It also means rainboots are really needed if we want to check on the bees without worrying about our shoes getting muddied, which is what's happened in the past.

Two weeks ago, Academy stores had tons of rubber boots on their shelves. Now, however, the shelves were pretty picked over and we had difficulty finding what we liked in our sizes. After checking three different stores and Dick's (btw, they do NOT carry rubber boots other waders for fishing folks), we finally found some options! I love the patterns - very fun. But in the end, I went conservative. No leapard spots for me.

I love my new boots!

As a side note, I loaded these boot pictures on my Flickr and was then totally amazed at how my views spiked in one day. I think it was a record for me...something like 700+ total views in one day! The bottom picture has over 200 views. LOL...really? Who knew rubber boots drew such attention!?

In other news, my sweet friend Tammy is celebrating her 700th post! That's right...700! She's one of the nicest people I have ever met and we'd both love it if you visit her site and check out a chance to win one of her paintings. :-)


Tammy said...

OMGosh I love those boots!!!!!
(and thank you for the link!!!) Love ya girl!

Thiên said...

he he, thanks! *big hug*

Hilda said...

This is the kind of shelf that I would love to see here! Considering we have rainy weather for almost half the year, it's surprising that there are no stores that carry fancy patterned rain boots. I had to get my sister in Illinois to buy a checkered pair for me, just like yours! :)

Lisa said...

I love the boots! I have been looking for cute rainboots for my teenage daughter. May I ask where you found these?

Thien Gretchen said...

OOPS, sorry Lisa, missed your comment from so long ago. I hope you saw the post part about it being Academy. :)