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ABC Wednesday – E

  Click the logo at left to see posts by other people! The letter for this current week is E! One of my favorite “silly” poems is (my second grade students used to love it!) Eletelephony by Laura Elizabeth Richards Once there was an Elephant,Who tried to use the telephant—No! No! I mean an ElephoneWho tried to use the telephone—(Dear me! I am not certain quiteThat even now I’ve got it right.)Howe’er it was, he got his trunkEntangled in the telephunk;The more he tried to get it free,The louder buzzed the telephee—(I fear I’d better drop the songOf Elephop...

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Home again

You can see for yourself, right here on this blog. On May 12, 2006, I bought a Canon Powershot S80. If I remember correctly, it cost me in the neighbourhood of just shy of $600. It was a marvel at the time and to me, it still is. Not quite two years later, early in January of 2008, I bought a second-hand Powershot G9. Partly to defray the cost, I sold that S80 to P-Doug for (again, IIRC) $200 on January 26. Yesterday, as a kindness, he gave it back to me. It seems strange to say, given I...

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Bathurst back in business

Bathurst Street became a through street again from Lake Ontario to Holland Landing at the end of 2016. I didn’t get out there till October to follow up on that. I’ve been bad for that kind of thing lately. Apologies later; details later. For now, if you’re still out there, here’s a video that compares driving north up Bathurst and south down Bathurst in July and September of 2013 respectively, compared to doing the same now (October, 2017). Source...

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How To Improve Stunning, Balanced Orchids At House

People today know a excellent thing when they see it – and which is why orchids have swiftly turn into a person of the most well-known household plants.  There are so several distinctive species and hybrids that a would-be orchid gardener would have incredibly very little hassle obtaining just the suitable orchid to raise. Provided the proper quantity of h2o and fertilizer, additionally the proper quantity and intensity of light, orchids are no more durable to mature than several other indoor plants.  Even while orchids are tropical plants, not all of them need an specially heat natural environment. Some orchids take pleasure in a awesome residence natural environment, when some can get the heat up to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.  It’s essential for the would-be orchid horticulturist to do a very little analysis prior to obtaining that initial orchid plant. Which is a excellent species for a new orchid gardener to decide on?  A single of the simplest orchids is the Phalaenopsis.  This plant can be content in your residence or in an office natural environment. How prolonged will my orchid bloom?  Each individual kind has its individual flowering year.  Phalaenopsis is a excellent decision again, simply because from the opening of its initial bud, it can be in ongoing bloom for a full year, or about three months.  By contrast, the significant and showy Cattleya orchid might bloom for...

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Disaster, Hope, And Charity: The Santa Clara/virgin River Flood

A thunderous crash could be read in the length as a home collapsed and crumbled into the speeding waters under. Several individuals have been standing at the edge of a hilltop in Santa Clara, Utah, watching their valley getting destroyed before their incredibly eyes. The torrent had eaten away the dirt of the riverbank and the foundation of the property. With no assist, the home fell into the rapidly flowing river and was swept away downstream. The Santa Clara/Virgin River flood in St. George, Utah, in 2005 was a complete catastrophe. Standing on the hill and watching the destruction under was an emotional expertise for every person. The trees and shrubs that at the time lined the compact five-foot-huge river have been now long gone, uprooted and swept away by the violent and turbulent flow of water. What took yrs for nature to develop, nature was in a position to destroy inside seconds. Who would at any time have guessed that the creek would swell to such width, viciously slicing away at the landscape? The at the time tranquil stream, which could simply be crossed on foot or in a automobile, was now as huge as the size of a soccer area, and it was having everything inside its path. The velocity of the river had at the time been five cubic ft per next, and now it was...

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