Because of the continuing and growing uncertainties of travel during the pandemic, I’m not going to Canada again this winter, stuck in Grey Britain, so harking back to Christmases Past for a greetings photo. This one, taken high-up at the Lake Louise ski area in The Rockies with temperatures around minus 350C freezing every tiny droplet of water in the cloudless sky, shows a spectacular Sun Dog and, striking down to earth, a Sun Pillar.
Hope to make it back to Banff next winter.
In the meantime – Happy Christmas and best wishes for a significantly better New Year.
Have a happy Christmas even if it’s green!
happy christmas Barry.
We have been stuck in the Uk for two years now. Found new parts of the UK though, several in Wales. I wish we had taken advantage in Autumn of the improvement in Covid as you did with Symi. However that improvement prompted us to arrange our usual winter stay in Greece light,,, Cyprus. If we can go we will, Here’s hoping.
Happy Christmas Barry, thanks for all the entertaining blogs throughout the year. Here’s hoping to an easier 2022.
Thanks Barry. All the best to you too! Hope to see you on Symi. Mike Carley
We also spoke on the phone about this. I think this idea, that the content for the book could ‘grow’ incrementally, and be made available in some attractive and accessible way while it is taking its final ‘hard-copy’ form, could work very well for our initiative, and I support it. Clearly there are aspects and details that would need to be devised and agreed, but the principle feels right to me, and I can see how it could work both as an interim resource, and also could help us. For instance, we could use it to encourage responses from local people (and others) who might have things to add or to correct. I think you are suggesting that the ultimate goal should still be ‘the book’, and I agree, but to have a website as well, both as a development tool and potentially as an evolving resource (even after the book is published), sounds good to me.
As a number of you who are copied in may know, Michael Heslop, who authored the Mediaeval chapter, passed away in April this year. I am still close to his widow, Helen, and I believe that she will be happy to collaborate with us and help us to integrate his excellent work into the larger project in the coming months. I will speak with her in due course about the website idea.
Regards to all,