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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

It looked ominous for a while ...

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For a short time it looked as though it was going to rain upon the picnic in July: given how sunny the rest of the photos are this shot which was taken at the beginning of the afternoon looks rather ominous. But the Gods were kind to us and no 'Weather Miracles' were needed.

Speaking of which, Dr Ferris's new book Hate and War: the Column of Marcus Aurelius has hit the bookshops.


I'm just reading the chapter about the Miracle of the Thunderbolt and the Miracle of the Rains. The Rain God in Scene XVI bears a certain resemblance to a Crickley digger, but to find out which, you'll have to buy the book.

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