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Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Rainbow of Life

Most of what you have seen here in my blog has been Nature-related, whether by way of my photos, or in terms of my commentary. But, as my blog header says, I am also a gay man, interested in LGBTI rights. THIS blog is a marriage of the two themes.

I use the term, "marriage", deliberately. As you may know, the topic of same-sex (or equal) marriage has been a hot one recently in the US, as the date for two LGBTI rights cases before the Supreme Court approach their hearing dates next week. I am, of course, in favour of complete equality for ALL. The same-sex marriage fight is just one of many important battles.

And it has not been only a hot topic in the US, either. Eleven countries, including Canada, currently have equal marriage. But this year, it is also before the legislatures of a record number of nations: Uruguay, New Zealand, Colombia, France, Luxembourg, and the UK currently have legislation at various states of approval, and several other nations are expected to join that list before year-end. As well, the issue is coming up, on a state by state basis, in Mexico, Brazil and the US.

Here is my photo homage to the rainbow of diversity in humanity... a rainbow of nature... with photos reflective of the colours of the Pride Flag. Enjoy... and think!

We are all part of the the beauty and diversity of Mother Nature. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Guilty of Attempted Spring!

Spring arrived today, or so the almanac says! But she seems a little shy this year. Last year, she was all hot and summery, (25C, at this time last year), but not in 2013. Today she arrives at a frigid 1C. Maybe she needs a little encouragement.

Let's show her what Spring is supposed to look like...

Now, isn't THAT better?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Welcome, Indonesia!

Last night, I had my first pageview from Indonesia. Just wanted to welcome my new visitor, and send a quick hello out to all my friends and followers around the world!

Since I began my blog last summer, I've had visitors from about forty countries, representing every continent (except Antarctica, of course!), totalling a little under 4,000 pageviews.

Thanks, my friends!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

A Cure for Unending Winter!

Yesterday was full of the promise of spring.

Today looks more like winter. As I write this, a heavy snow squall is trying to re-blanket Toronto in a wooly white blanket from Winter's closet. She knows she is about to to be evicted from our midst, but for now she refuses to give up without a fight.

But she and I are soo done. I don't love that cold-blooded heart. I WANT SPRING!!!

Time to head back to my true love, Allan Gardens...

Now, doesn't that feel better?