Bye 2016

31st December 2016
Bidding farewell to 2016 with a glance back at some of the good bits of the year.

It was an exceptionally busy period, as I strove to complete two books - Ceredigion at my feet (Gwasg Gomer) and Tywydd Mawr - extreme weather in Wales (y Lolfa).

So here's a little pictorial roundup of my year that was.

January

Diesel for less than a quid!! (118-119 today).


It was a year of worry for forest lovers in this area as thousands of trees were felled in an attempt ot contain disease. Here's a nice view near Bwlch Nantyrarian.


February

Aberystwyth welcomed several refugees from war-torn areas of the world. Some of them, together with their support, attended an event at the Garn Chapel to raise awareness and funds to help refugees.


Meanwhile on Aberystwyth promenade...


I was really happy with this installation - part of the 'more than a building' exhibition at the Morlan Centre. It was created to help people contemplate the place of religious buildings in an age of social media.


March

St David's Day parade, Aberystwyth...




... and the publication of 'Ceredigion at my feet' by Gwasg Gomer.


It was during March that I took this very popular picture of Aber and the Old College at sunset.


April

Assembly election time! Local AM Elin Jones strides through our estate.


.. and snow on Snowdon


... and a really interesting job documenting an international conference on translating literature.






May

The start of a project documenting organic farms.




and a cover picture 'Llangrannog a fi' by Steff Jenkins


... St David's Cathedral


June

Football!

Bordeaux






Another cover shot - Gareth Lewis' autobiography


July

End of the dream in Lyon


Weather watching in Pembrokeshire




August

The National Eisteddfod at Abergavenny


While back at the ranch...


September

Sunsets. Lots of lovely sunsets.


October

The Weeping Window at Caernarfon Castle




November

The start of a big project on woollen mills


More bad weather - guess where...


Another cover- Dai Jones Llanilar - his autobiography





December

My second book of the year is published! - Tywydd Mawr by y Lolfa



I wonder what 2017 will bring?

One part of me wants a break from substantial projects, while another can't sit still...

Let's just hope for a better world, better politics and an end to the bitterness and hate that is currently defiling so much that was good in our lives.

Thanks for following, and I wish you a Happy New Year.


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