The times are turbulent. I have not been able to focus very well. But before it ends, I must recognize that today was World Environment Day. In Jamaica, the focus was on biodiversity; but globally, the broader theme was Time For Nature. In his remarks for the day, CEO of the United Nations Environment Programme … More World Environment Day: Time For Nature
We are staying home. We are good, obedient citizens. Also, as those who especially need to stay home and not catch anything out there on the street, it makes sense to us. We don’t want to be anywhere else, right now. While taking my regular evening walk the other day – we are lucky to … More COVID Chronicles: “Tan Ah Yuh Yaad,” In Photographs
The Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ), a division of the Institute of Jamaica, is inviting entries for its 2020 Earth Day Competition, which has the theme: Countdown to 2030: Vision of a Healthy Environment. As Earth Day reaches its milestone 50th anniversary in April 2020, nature and the environment are facing incredible and unprecedented challenges … More The Natural History Museum’s Earth Day Arts Competition for Children and Youth: Deadline March 9!
To be honest (from my personal perspective) 2019 wasn’t a particularly encouraging year. It seems the only thing to do nowadays is to “play it safe” – something, perhaps, that I am not very good at, myself. There were some disappointments and frustrations – and worst of all, That Man is still President of the … More 2019 Was a Fulfilling Year for BirdLife Jamaica: Part 1
It is a perfect day. Sunlight like honey, an occasional gentle breeze. The White-winged Doves are cooing. Only an occasional car passes. There are no motorbikes revving up their engines, no builders shouting and banging on the house over the road. No trucks. Our road is always busy during the day, so we appreciate the … More Notes to Self on Boxing Day
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Where is the VIP bird? Poza Honda Ecuador – I will forever treasure the moment I saw this bird. Minding its own business, it perched on a branch of Cecropria in a small switch-back area between the reservoir and a small waterfall. My eyes were on the gravel…
This is the first time that I have written a post on my phone, so this is something of an experiment. We have spent the past week in the Northeast Kingdom – that is, the Northeast corner of the State of Vermont. Here are brief thoughts, impressions and images (if I can figure out how … More In the Northeast Kingdom
What a beautiful word it is: Liquid. This is the week’s Photo Challenge. On an island, we are surrounded by a liquid of the salty variety, so it is not hard to find. We were known as the “Land of Wood and Water” in the days of the Taino, and we have forests and rivers, … More Lots of Liquidity
I’m not sure about the last Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World. Do we all have a physical space where we “belong”? Is this about home or more than that? I suppose we are talking about comfort zones. When I think about those, I think about people as well as places. In fact, if the … More Your Place in the World, With People
I don’t care for straight lines much, but I do love perspective in photographs. Lines converging. There are a couple of such photographs here (including a few that I took in Sri Lanka last year).