I can't wait for the trees to get some leafs on them... it's really hard for a self portrait shooter like me to find locations were I'm not seen by people walking by. And my favorite place was occupied by kids when I wanted to take this picture... whaat? So I had to go to another place... a muddy one.
The braid is a fishtale, if you don't know how to make one there is a tutorial here. Although, you hardly need a tutorial, all you need to do is to split your hair into two parts and then just take a little from each side every time.