Leading off: an excellent stamp from Portugal, paying tribute to nos bombeiros (our volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel). Hats off always to the men and women who continue to fill their ranks around the world. Next is another in the quirky Hector Consani series from Brazil, showing people at work. The postmark from the Louvre is just cool and the woolly mammoth stamp ties in with recent reading on cave art. Last, the trio of stamps from Canada features subjects which for one reason or another are all 'in my kitchen'. I particularly like the hyalophora cecropia.