JET’s Champion School From the Hills of Hanover Wins for the Second Consecutive Year in Schools’ Environment Programme

It was a marvellous event at the Jamaica Conference Centre earlier this week. The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) held its annual Schools Environment Programme awards. The students were clearly proud of their displays, ready to explain and demonstrate. The teachers sat to one side – it was the children’s big day. There was so much to see; I … More JET’s Champion School From the Hills of Hanover Wins for the Second Consecutive Year in Schools’ Environment Programme

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude (The Fox and the Woodpecker)

Do animals get lonely? Are they “happy” with their own company? When I was thinking about this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge – Solitude – I found two photographs I took of our fellow creatures, quite alone. Jamaican Woodpeckers often like to perch at the top of the lamp post near our home. I watch them, … More Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude (The Fox and the Woodpecker)

Beautiful/Sad

The last weeks of 2010 have been remarkably beautiful in Jamaica. The simple, pale blue of the morning sky. Dove-grey clouds like cotton wool piled up on the top of the hills, with the faintest promise of rain. An American Redstart flitting in the shade of the bougainvillea bushes – acid orange and velvety black … More Beautiful/Sad