Letters – Our Readers Write: Winter 2021

Letters published in the Winter 2021 edition of In The Hills magazine.

November 29, 2021 | | Letters, Our Readers Write

Correction

Do we know our wheat from our oats? Really, we do. The one on the left is wheat. The one on the right is oats. But in “An Exurbanite’s Guide to Field Crops” [autumn ’21] we inadvertently transposed the labels on the illustrations. Same toasty colour, quite different seed head! We thought we were being so helpful, but sometimes we can’t win for trying.

Fluffy clouds and billowing steam frame the artist’s self-portrait in the stark urban landscape of Artist and Hawk.

Fluffy clouds and billowing steam frame the artist’s self-portrait in the stark urban landscape of Artist and Hawk.

A good read

I always look forward with great anticipation to each new issue of In The Hills.

There are times when the content “speaks to me,” particularly the recent fall issue.

Coming from a long line of Irish farmers, I instantly recognized the life and challenges of that existence. The second paragraph of “Farmers at the Table” says it all: “Farming is difficult.” Fascinating to be drawn back to the generations of my ancestors.

I had to giggle at the short contributor bio of your copy editor Janet Dimond. A woman after my own heart. I, too, surreptitiously erase and correct chalkboard menus and such. It must be 37 years of teaching and correcting. I’m sure I could still learn a lot from Janet.

I also loved the article on artist Steve Volpe [“The Active Imagination”]. His striking use of the oversized Tim Horton’s cup is incongruous yet insightful. I hope to catch his show at the Museum of Dufferin in April.

With an artistic director daughter of my own, I was very interested in “How to Save a Theatre,” about Theatre Orangeville’s solution to every live theatre’s dilemma during Covid.

A great read as always, but this publication was very special. So lucky to have it in our community.
Mary T. Rose, Orangeville

The brilliant yellow of Liatris spicata and Amsonia hubrechtii glow in the autumn sun. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

The brilliant yellow of Liatris spicata and Amsonia hubrechtii glow in the autumn sun. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Splendour in the Grass” [autumn ’21] displays some exceptional landscaping. Rosemary Hasner’s photos of it are awe-inspiring. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that some gallery is already planning to install a solo show.
Robert J. Posliff, Architect, Brampton

Thank you for including my story [“Field Notes: Our kinda YouTuber” autumn ’21]. In The Hills isn’t just aesthetically stunning, it’s community driven, informative, thought provoking and inclusive, with beautiful advertising! It really is the perfect accessory for any coffee table.
Diana Hollister, Orangeville

Stories in the stones

I enjoyed the article “Stories in the Stones” [autumn ’21] by Ken Weber. I’ve been intrigued with hearing the hardships endured by those before us, but reading a snippet of how they passed or looking into a fragment of their life immortalizes them. We put up monuments and headstones so that they’re not forgotten when in actual fact, in time, they are forgotten. This article brought them back to life. Loved it and would look forward to immortalizing more of Caledon’s past.
Ilona Skrypec, Bolton


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