Morning Drive To Work

Morning Drive To Work

I have a beautiful drive into work each monday morning. Unfortunately it is a four hour drive to work, and I don’t return until friday, but a beautiful one at that. I used to shoot a lot at sunset or shortly thereafter. I still do, but driving through the country at 5 in the morning has made me realize that sunrise is much more breathtaking. I often see things that I’m sure I never will see again; however I rarely ever pull over to take a picture since I am in a rush.

This was shat at beleve it or not, ISO 100, and was properly exposed. The raw processor I have when I am away from home is not very good; however lightroom would never run on this old laptop. So all my raw photos have crazy grain. Oh well, I’ll process this one again when I am home; however I almost spend no time at the computer when I am.

Sorry I have not had many posts lately. Life has taken me down a hecktic road. I am working 2 jobs at the moment and trying to manage a business. Each day I work from 7:00 am until 12:30 am. My camera collects dust and I long for a day when I can pick it up.

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Can the electronic cigarette help to tackle the problem of urban litter?

Can the electronic cigarette help to tackle the problem of urban litter?

 

What’s the one over-riding thing that non-smokers hate about cigarettes? Now obviously most could probably name a long list of things they truly dislike like the acrid smell, the pollution and having to sit next to someone who smells like an ash tray. However, it seems that what really rankles non-smokers more than anything else is abandoned cigarette stubs: in other words it’s the mess that smokers leave behind once they’ve had their daily fix. Well, the authorities it now appears are determined to do something about it, as discarded cigarette butts are beginning to become a real problem.
 
Some local authorities have been clamping down on those who leave litter and have been giving these miscreants on-the-spot fines. The fines are meant to deter future indiscretions, and have proved to be quite a success judging by the statistics released by the authorities.  The City of London made its own concerted effort last summer to stamp out littering and the thoughtless disposal of used cigarette butts and packets. It sent a team of officers out on to the streets and issued on-the-spot fines to anyone caught carelessly disposing of used cigarettes. In spite of the success of the project, the initiative was scrapped after only a few weeks when funds ran out. However, subsequent campaigns have been successfully run in both Liverpool and Manchester, and it appears that many major towns and cities are considering campaigns of their own.
 
Dropping any form of litter is both anti-social and selfishly irresponsible. What littering is effectively saying is that we’re either too busy or can’t be bothered to find a bin for our rubbish, so we’ll simply throw it on the ground and expect somebody else to dispose of it. That’s bad enough in itself, but the particular problem with cigarette stubs is that they’re not biodegradable. Unless someone picks them up they will just sit there indefinitely. Environmental campaigners now believe that the harmful residual chemicals that remain in cigarette butts will eventually be washed down into river and water courses, and could potential present a significant threat to our wildlife and fish.
 
So what’s the answer to the problem of littering particularly with regard to discarded cigarette stubs? Well, the obvious answer is that if you do smoke, then stop if at all possible as it is better for your health. If you can’t stop, then make sure you dispose of your used cigarette stubs responsibly and don’t throw them on the ground. There is, however, one other alternative for those who smoke, and that’s to use an electronic cigarette. Electronic cigarettes don’t produce the same amount of waste as traditional cigarettes and are unlikely to be thrown away casually. The good news is, if you choose to use smokeless cigarettes, you’ll not only be protecting your health but you could potentially be safeguarding the environment.
 

This article about electronic cigarettes was submitted by Freshcig

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Cool Roofing: Cooling Down South Florida without Impeding Urban Development

Cool Roofing: Cooling Down South Florida without Impeding Urban Development

Cities are rapidly growing both in terms of population and urban development. While this may be a good thing for a number of reasons like improving lives, it also has its negative effects such as environmental concerns. For starters, one particular spot in the city may be hotter than the rest; experts call it the heat island effect.

British meteorologist Luke Howard first studied the effects of the heat island effect in London in the late 1810s. The heat island effect happens when some parts of a particular area, notably the urban regions, grow warmer than the surrounding countryside. In fact, studies show that sunny days heat roofs and pavement to the point that they’re hotter than the air. Rural zones like small ponds and farms, on the other hand, have temperatures close to the air temperature.

Experts say there are a number of reasons behind the heat island effect, one of them being lack of vegetation. Highly-urbanized areas like the downtown areas tend to get warmer because the lack of trees and plants affects levels of surface moisture. The less moisture there is on the area, the less heat that can be transpired.

Another reason for the heat island effect is the properties of urban materials, namely low albedo or reflectivity. Dark colors of roofs have low albedo, absorbing more of the light than reflecting it back into the atmosphere. On the other hand, lightly-colored roofs are the polar opposite, having high albedo, diffusing the heat.

Lightly-colored roofs are part of a collective solution, called cool roofs, to mitigate the adverse effects of an urban heat island. By using materials (or, in this case, colors) with high reflectivity, much of the heat can be sent back to the atmosphere. South Florida roofers endorse cool roofs, knowing that the state is known for its heat. Another example of cool roofs is the creation of a roof garden to supply the heat island with enough moisture for transpiration.

In the end, it boils down to sustainable roofing practices to reduce the effects of the heat island. With much of the world bound to grow into bustling urban areas soon, urban development must come with ways to be environment friendly. South Florida roofers may provide the starting point for this lifelong endeavor.

For more information on the heat island effect, visit the site of the Environmental Protection Agency at EPA.gov. Ask South Florida general contractors for more details on how you can turn your traditional roof into a cool roof.

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Great Grandparents
These are mine. It was an honor because I actually knew them. They came from Oklahoma during the dust bowl; they came to California in hopes of a better life. They had a sense of adventure, they took chances and they made it. The little guy in front is my grandpa, the one who gave me my first camera, he was way ahead of his time, he worked for Rockwell for as long as I can remember until he later retired and he passed away just before I got married. I knew my great grandma until I was 20 years old then she died. My great grandfather died when I was just 11 but I remember him well, he would walk me to the market in his cool fedora and slacks, back in the day they dressed very classy. They had a simple life, they worked hard and they loved hard. They did well; I know they would be proud. I had posted this long ago but you all know my story, I’m stuck with oldies until I put some work into the old computer.

While meditating this weekend I thought of them, they made me feel secure, she held my hand as I went to sleep, it was a safe place. Grandparents leave such a big impression. tears quietly rolled.

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Bring in Cherry Cabinets for an Urbane Kitchen Environment

Bring in Cherry Cabinets for an Urbane Kitchen Environment

Shopping around and choosing a kind of kitchen cabinets online can be a cumbersome process. The main reason is there are scores of styles to select from. You will need to make a selection amongst numerous materials and designs. As soon as you have come to a decision regarding the variety and finishing, you can concentrate on the remaining aspects of the cooking area.

Aside from getting the cabinetry that will match your interior decoration, you also wish them to possess the right amount of space for your particular requirements. Kitchen cabinets must be appealing to watch as well as fully functional. A widely accepted selection is cherry cabinets because they are supplied in an array of finishes, such as sienna, espresso, and wheat. With the range of finishes on hand, you can tailor your cabinetry to conform to any setting.

Kitchen cabinets made of cherry wood will render your cooking area with a refined and engaging appearance. The cabinet doors will establish the look and feel of the whole area. When you make use of cherry, you will be interested in selecting the design that will go on to make your kitchen decoration perfect.

There is also the option of what form you wish your cabinet doors to be. You can make a selection among raised, recessed and slab panels. Each of these forms will deliver your kitchen a distinctive appearance.

Cherry cabinets are not excessively commonplace, but simultaneously are not excessively flashy, and maintain a sound balance between designs that are attractive to many individuals. Unlike other types of wood, it is comparatively modest, but yet can be really alluring to the onlookers. As a matter of fact, cherry appears like maple and has a mahogany-red tone in most cases, but can be available in white also.

Furthermore, it also boasts a quite graceful look that a lot of homeowners desire. This boosts the appeal of the wood to the general public. In case you are thinking about obtaining the cherry cabinetry, it is very much advisable that you buy these cabinets online because you can frequently discover them being offered at much lower prices on the web than what you would get at your nearby bricks and mortar store. What is the reason?

You will find several reasons behind the low cabinet prices on the internet. Firstly, there are abundant options on hand, and because you have plenty of selections, you will always get the best deal. In addition, as plenty of web-based suppliers don’t own a physical outlet, they don’t need to spend money that the maintenance of a physical shop would demand, and for this reason, they can offer their cherry cabinets at lower prices.
In the end and maybe above all, you can purchase cabinets online directly from the producer, and thus don’t need to make payment for the asking price charged by your neighboring home improvement shop.
 

Nicol Jackson is a home improvement expert and recommends Stone by Nature for the purchase of high-quality cherry cabinets in different sizes. This leading supplier in America offers up to 60 percent discount on all cabinets online. Fast home delivery is ensured to lower 48 states.

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