It's been such a warm winter here that, even with this week's short cold spell, I've kind of assumed that the winter was warm everywhere. My sister sends pictures of the snowfall in the Tetons, so I know it's not warm everywhere; but I suppose I figured it was probably 'warm for the Tetons in winter.'
Apparently this is an unusually snowy winter in Italy, however!
(Hat tip to Medieval News, though I gather the snow is current.)
Meanwhile, down at the Caloosahatchee Celtic Festival, two weeks ago in Flordia, they were singing about the Holy Land... sleeveless. Shirtless, even.
Drift back to the fall, and you can hear that piper at something closer to his best... along with a banjo player. I'm not actually in this video, but I easily could have been: I was right there all day, just not at this very moment. Several friends of mine pass in and out on the left hand side at times, though you won't be able to tell anything about them, being in the distance as they are. Still, a pleasant memory.