Environment Stories: Trash Free Waters, Manatees and the Oldest Tree in Europe: Sunday, August 21, 2016


Here are the week’s highlights, carefully selected by me! I hope you find them useful. Click on the underlined words and you will find the links to articles. Feedback is welcome! Jamaica and the Caribbean Trash Free Waters: The Trash Free Waters Initiative was launched on August 18 at the offices of the National Environment and … More Environment Stories: Trash Free Waters, Manatees and the Oldest Tree in Europe: Sunday, August 21, 2016

Moringa in Spring


It’s hard to differentiate between the seasons here in the tropics, of course. But now there is a little freshness in the air. After a few showers that eased our crippling drought, the garden seems to be breathing again. The clouds are high and light; the sky is a gentler blue. And mangoes are ripening… … More Moringa in Spring

New Year’s Crop


Our apple tree (which a few weeks ago was humming with bees) is now bursting with fruit. Seasons come and go quietly in the tropics, but here we are on January 1 – with hundreds of apples. I took a couple of photos, which actually don’t do justice to the huge number of apples on … More New Year’s Crop

A Miracle with Leaves


The word “miracle,” (like “excellence”) is a word that is much over-used in the hyposphere (yes, that’s a new word I just created.  I quite like it, might copyright it).  But seriously, there is a “miracle tree” –  and its name is Moringa.  No, not merengue – as my husband kept pronouncing it – no … More A Miracle with Leaves

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