Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Being gay in Jamaica

I was not aware of how bad things are for gays in Jamaica and how much violence there is there in general.Jamaica is really a county I am not that familiar with and I must try to do some reading on it and learn more about it's past and the reasons it has so many problems today.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Amphibians disappearing.

I love to hear the frogs singing outside my window at night and it would be a great loss if they were gone.There are so many interesting and useful amphibians even in our own area,it is a pity people aren't more informed about them.Just the other day when I was out in our yard planting some flowers,I over turned a piece of wood and surprised these two cute little fellows who appear to be salamanders and strongly resembled my fire belly newt except that they were orangey red all over.I hope that they and other amphibians will be around for future generations to discover.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Avoiding plastics

This is an interesting article about trying to live without plastics.I think it may be almost impossible for most of us to completely eliminate plastics from our lives but cutting down on our use of them seems like a good idea after some of the recent stories.I try to never use plastics in the microwave myself only corningware or pyrex but many prepackaged foods come in plastic containers.

Yesterday blackflies,today mosquitoes

There will be many mosquitoes this summer in New Brunswick.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Blackfly alert

An important alert if you plan to spend much time outside this summer. They are already terrible in my backyard.