This has been hanging around Lightroom for ages while I tried to (i) make it look like a dragon – which is what popped into my head when I saw it – and (ii) come up with a suitable title. I didn’t manage either, but there’s some blue and it’s Monday, so what better opportunity will I get?
the tree, which moves some to tears of joy, is, in the eyes of others, only a green thing which stands in the way
Photo fromjenny downing
dedicated to GLM – a green thing which I am sure wouldn’t stand in the way!
Which Way You Go…!!!
Photo fromManuel Acebedo: El Viajero de La Janda Litoral
Which Way You Go…!!!
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to."
"I don’t much care where –"
"Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”
El Camino Que Tomes…!!!
"¿Podrías decirme, por favor, qué camino he de tomar para salir de aquí?"
"Depende mucho del punto adonde quieras ir- contestó el Gato."
"Me da casi igual dónde- dijo Alicia."
"Entonces no importa qué camino sigas- dijo el Gato."
– Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland… By Lewis Carroll –
From Santa Lucia in Vejer de la Frontera, La Janda Litoral… Cadiz. Very Southern Spain.
Alternative energy is energy that is produced without consuming a product. The sun is dying slowly, but because it has a shelf life of several million years we can yet ignore this. Companies like Texas Power publish energy terms to help you understand alternative energy and energy itself. Renewable energy is in vogue. Given the high oil prices, growing energy demand in Asia and the doubts about the security of energy supplies have contributed – the most recent example is the dispute between Russia and Ukraine over gas supplies. A comprehensive source of energy needs in the Americas only by wind, solar and hydroelectric power is difficult to imagine, but may in the not too distant future a reality. A key criterion is the constructive research, especially by the Federal Government.
A series of regulations, policies and laws around the world support the promotion of research and development of new energy sources. Read the rest of this entry »
When I first started thinking about opening up my own business, I thought long and hard about it for a number of reasons. The main one is because I have seen so many others fail in the same area, so I wanted to make sure that everything was as perfect as could be before I set things in motion. I knew that I wanted to do business in Asia and after reading about a company that handles Singapore company registration among other things, I knew that was where I wanted to start my business, then I could expand into other areas once I was successful enough.
There was never any doubt that I would be successful, mainly because of the research that I did prior to starting my company. I knew that was where others had failed, because they did not carefully plan out every step in the beginning. I chose Singapore because of this research, and also because of the ease of getting registered there. Read the rest of this entry »
I have to admit that I get a little lazy about what I am paying for. I am not against change at all, it is simply that it is just easier for me to pay for something and not think much about finding out if there is something better for me out there. A friend told me I should look at http://www.cable-tv.com/comcast/ to see if there’s a better option for me, and apparently there is.
I just assumed that in order to do any comparison shopping I would need to call all television service providers to ask them a lot of questions. But honestly, I would not even know where to start with all the right questions. Read the rest of this entry »
After just getting out of the military for good, I decided to go back home to where most of my family is in Texas. I stayed with my parents for awhile, and then moved out in only months to get my own place. Dad said we have more choices for electricity, so I should look at www.texasenergycompanies.net so that I could comparison shop.
I found this to be interesting considering that when I left for the military, the only choice that anyone had in our area for utilities as through the city. This had long been a bone of contention with many people because people feel it unfair that the city kept a monopoly on who we could get electricity from for many decades.
When a local news outlet found out that the city was raising monthly rates again because they said had no other choice, the media outlet began digging. Everyone was glad they did because they found out the employees at the utility company where spending thousands upon thousands on ridiculous conferences they did not need, expensive luncheons every week for hundreds of employees and many other types of unnecessary over spending.
But the good news is that with deregulation, we now have the choices we deserve. When I used the previously mentioned website, I found that I could get the service I want at a much better price than our city government is offering us. I decided that I would take the money savings and put it away in a special savings account each month. I will be doing this with any money that I save from any business that I buy from, but it really feels good to do that when it comes to saving cash that does not need to go in my city’s pocket while they overspend. I am pretty happy with my new arrangement!
I spent this morning talking to the different Texas energy providers who are available to hook up the power at the lot. Of course the house is not there, so they are not going to be able to hook the power up to the house itself. That is not the only thing you need power for. Of course I could use a generator to power the tools that I need to build the house, but that would be rather expensive. Gas costs you three bucks a gallon and a tank full of gas in a generator is going to get burned out at around a gallon an hour, depending on the amount of load you are using. Read the rest of this entry »
I have been toying with the idea of getting a security system installed at my house for some time now, but the idea has become more appealing to me recently, due to some break ins that have happened in my neighborhood. I would hate to be the victim of something like that and as a result I have been browsing http://home-security.co/adt-home-security/california/l/la-puente/ to find some more information about the options I have when it comes to getting a home security system installed in my area.
I want to get a top of the line security system, and that is probably my top priority when it comes to getting one installed. I figure if you are going to go through the trouble and expense of getting a security system installed in the first place, you owe it to yourself to make sure that it is a good one. That is my view of things, at least, and I am not sure about how other people feel about the situation.
Regardless, I am really hoping to get a security system that will alert me of any sort of intrusion and help to make my family more safe. My wife is a stay at home mom, and so even if some burglars thought that the house was not occupied, it is most likely that they would run into her in the event of a break in. It really bothers me to have to think about the potential of her being injured in such a scenario. It really bothers me a lot, and I am not sure what to do other than to see about getting a security system installed. The world sure does not seem to be as safe as it did when I was growing up. It makes you wonder about what has changed.
Obviously Houston is a very big place and I am looking at places in the Southwest part of it. That is where I am working right now and my current place of residence is not convenient at all for me. I have a good bit of money saved up and I am thinking about whether or not I can afford to buy a small home. We are going to look at the total cost of the move and try to figure out what it will cost us to live in the specific place. This page for example helps you get a good idea of what it costs you to pay for your electric rates in a specific area. Obviously we get to choose between about three or four power companies in this area, but there is not a huge difference from one to the other. Read the rest of this entry »
Moving to Texas for college has been one of the best ideas that I’ve ever had! That’s saying quite a bit considering most of my ideas are a bust. I found out that Texas has some of the cheapest energy providers in the nation: just click for info on how you can get cheap Texas energy! A good friend of mine is the one who suggested I should take a closer look at what Texas would have to offer for a potential student like myself. After discovering that I would be saving over $1,000 a month in living expenses I was practically out the door right then and there!
It’s admittedly something of a bummer that I’m forced into a situation where I have to choose between the quality of my education and the living expenses that I’ll be investing in while attending. Read the rest of this entry »
If a battery can release 514 J of energy and 485 J are used for work, how much energy is released as heat?
Answer by rex Just the rest…… 514 – 485 = 29 J
I am using aluminum j channel for a decorative trim around several bathroom mirrors. I tried using a miter saw with a metal abrasive blade, but the aluminum melts, and the edges are awful. My plan is to miter the top corners and butt the lower ones. Any suggestions about how to cut these things?
Answer by Dr. Strangelove They’ll cut cleaner if you cut it by hand with a hack saw. Cleanup the edges with some sand paper.
Or, if the J channel is thin, use a 60 tooth carbide trim blade in your miter saw. I’ve done both.
24 J of heat are added to a gas in a contaier, and then the gas dose 6 J of work on the walls of the container. Determin the change in internal energy for the gas?
Answer by Ana This is really simple.
delta U= Q-W = 24-6= 18 J
In this case work is positive because the gas does work.
It’s interesting how some people start living together. I never dreamed that my cousin and I would be living together, but we are. Before now, my cousin and I really didn’t talk that much and we didn’t seem to have much in common. If someone said to me in the past that we would be looking for yuma apartments to live in, I would have doubted them.
One day my family had a large family reunion, and I got to talk to a lot of relatives that I had not seen in a long time, and one of these relatives was my cousin. Apparently my cousin and I had a lot more in common than I thought. Read the rest of this entry »
Make sure that your references are up to date. If your potential employer gives your reference a call and finds out you lied, it would be a very bad thing. Verify that the location information for your references is correct.Do not settle too soon for a job that is not up to your capabilities. Taking smaller jobs can leave you being undervalued by employers. Use a salary calculator and estimate your worth and look for jobs that equal your worth. This can also impress the potential employers since they will see a hard worker that wants to locate a job that goes with what they're worth. If you don't think well of yourself, that can be a warning sign for bosses. Head to school. Your job search may require you to beef up your set of skills. The greater your knowledge, the more opportunities Study More
Watch out for online retailer discounts that have short expiration dates. Too many online shoppers fall for the urgency of a good discount without really thinking it through. If the discount is for items that you need, it may be a good idea to use it. However, if the discount only applies to things that you wouldn't buy otherwise, it's not a good deal. Keep in mind that you could also find a better deal elsewhere, so think about it and do your research before you buy.If you followed a link from an email an online store sent you, pay attention to the URL. Some scammers send fake emails that look just like what a popular email store would send except that the URL is slightly different. Make sure you received an email from an official address and check the URL of the link you followed.You Study More
Now that you're armed with the tips from this article, you probably want to experiment on your own. What kind of coffee will you try out now? Do you know a friend that likes coffee also? How about taking a friend to your local coffee specialty store for a fun shopping expedition?When consumed properly, coffee is healthy. The coffee is not unhealthy in itself, but it is the sugar and cream that get added to it. Therefore, try drinking almond milk lattes. Only sweeten them using stevia or honey, which are healthier than cream and sugar. For those who love iced coffee, refrigerate your French press the night before you use it. This helps the machine chill for several hours before the morning. You can do this with cold water, and your coffee will be wonderful. It is common for novice coffee Study More
If you have a very large task that you are facing, break it up into smaller parts. Create a list of everything that it will take to get the project completed. Once you have the list to work with, use the deadline and create a calendar that includes what you need to get done each day to ensure it is completed in time.Create a list of all of the tasks you have for a day. Once you have the list, go through and prioritize each item on the list. If you get behind on the day, you can knock off something that is at the bottom of the list and reschedule it for another day.Could one reason that you are having trouble with time management is because you are a perfectionist? Don't get caught up in trivial and unimportant details. Very seldom will you ever get anything done exactly as you mentally Study More
While pregnant, always ask for assistance when lifting heavy objects. The stress of heavy lifting may cause strain on your back and could lead to a miscarriage. It is better to be on the safe side and allow someone to help you, even though you may feel that you can handle it. To help you ease your lower back pain while pregnant try doing pelvic tilts. What you have to do is literally involve your body by getting into cow (lowered back position) and cat (knees and hands raised back position). Pelvic tilt offers relief. It is possible that they will also help to shift the baby into a perfect position in the birth canal.Set a nightly routine. Having good sleep habits will help you to sleep better as you get larger during pregnancy. Plan adequate time to relax and unwind in the evenings. Study More
You may not believe it, but one way to combat the loss of your hair is to move to an area that has low air pollution. Living in a polluted area allows pollutants to get into the bloodstream and cause hair to fall out.If you have hair loss combined with a scalp that is itchy, and thin scales adjacent to the hair line, speak with your doctor about the possibility of it being seborrheic dermatitis. Fortunately, this problem has easy solutions, including medicated shampoos available with a prescription or even over the counter. Your doctor's advice is important to make sure that you're not dealing with a more serious issue, like psoriasis. Thoroughly soaked fenugreek seeds can form a paste. First, apply a natural oil, such as coconut oil, gently to your hair. After that, you can apply your Study More
The proper amount of sleep can help to reduce your snoring. However, it's more than how long you sleep, it's also being on a good sleep schedule. You should head for bed at the same time every night and get up around the same time each morning. Humidify the air in your bedroom if you have a snoring problem. When you breathe in dry air all night as you sleep, your throat and nasal membranes dry out. This leads to swelling and congestion that narrows your airways. That constriction makes it difficult to get enough air and causes you to snore.Sleeping pills cause the throat muscles to collapse, limiting your airway at night. Although it tempting, avoid sleeping pills if you suffer from insomnia. They cause snoring. Also avoid alcohol, tranquilizers or antihistamines right before bed. Find Study More
A lot of Internet games only allow players to earn game rewards slowly, but give them the chance to pay real money to advance faster. Make sure that you analyze whether or not this is worth it. They could make your gaming experience better. Or they could change your game for the better!If you are a enthusiast of playing video games, you probably have your favorites. You do not need to restrict yourself to one particular genre, though. Every once in a while, try out games that you normally would not play. You might find one you really love to play. Make friends with other fans of video games through the Internet. Since gaming is often a solitary activity, be sure to spend time interacting with real people. Online forums are a good place to talk and share suggestions, tips and tricks with Study More
Try a new mailbox for some easy home improvement. You can add instant curb appeal by installing a new mailbox. Just remember to follow your city's regulations when putting in a new mailbox. Putting in a new mailbox should only take a couple of hours, and will make a big difference. When working on a home improvement project, it is easy to forget that your supplies are a target for thieves. Keep your materials in a secure location when you are not actively using them. If you have a secure home, your supplies can be kept in the home. Try a storage container that locks if your house is still not able to be locked.Does your bedroom need a new dresser? A great way to reinvigorate worn furniture is to sand down and revarnish them. You can save a lot of money by refinishing the furniture you Study More
Letting your employees have blogs on your website is a great way to use social media to promote your company. Your visitors will be able to get a glimpse of behind-the-scenes information they wouldn't have access to otherwise. They can get a better understanding of the values of your company, as well as the production process. Customers shop and spend money with establishments they trust, and this kind of honest open transparency is a really effective road to engendering trust.What you have learned from this article will help you effectively use social media to promote your business. It will take some time and effort on your part, but you can succeed. Be sure you keep your relationships on good terms when you interact with potential customers on social media forums and sites. Every poster Study More
Listen to your body if it reacts negatively to any of the juice that you drink. It is possible that even healthy concoctions may not work with your particular digestive system. If you experience queasy feelings or stomach churning when drinking a certain juice, you should check out the ingredients, and attempt to determine the items that are new and are rarely consumed. Put small amounts of this ingredient in future juices to allow your body to get used to them. Juice the entire fruit, and that includes the peels or skin. Most fruits and vegetables contain a lot of vital nutrients in their skin. While they might not taste good on their own, they're loaded down with stuff that's good for you. The peel of an apple is packed with tons of flavonoids, more so than the fruit itself. The exceptions Study More
Taking care of eczema is very challenging, and now that you read the above article you realize different things you can do to make it better. You may not be able to completely wipe it out, but living with it won't be as bad since you understand how to manage it much better. All you have to do now is put the tips from above to good use, so get started now! Try to be aware of anything that triggers your eczema. Flare ups of eczema can be particularly unpleasant. It is important to know what makes your eczema worse. Do scented soaps or lotions aggravate your skin? Make note of anything that causes your eczema to flare up, and make a point to avoid it. You should always use sunscreen. This is even more important when you have eczema. Use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 so you don't Study More
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A good tip is to use a variety of patterns and textures in every room. Patterns and textures can serve as great accent pieces, particularly on smooth surfaces like glass or wood. For a more contemporary room, different textures and patterns are necessary.Whenever you are hanging wall art in a room, it is extremely important to hang it at eye level in order to get the best effect. If the art is hung too low or too high, your room might look off-balance and disorganized.Have a style in mind when designing your rooms. If you want to have a room that will be a nice place to have a visitor, remember you have to live with it. If what you want are specific elements like fancy pillow or nautical items to decorate your rooms, go for it. Even if later you start disliking it, you always have the Study More
Once you've grasped the basic concepts behind online marketing and advertising through the Internet, you might be interested in created a simple podcast on a typical weekly or monthly schedule. Many people enjoy listening or watching podcasts. Therefore, you should utilize them. Many viewers will enjoy downloading your podcast and watching it at their leisure.Make an introductory video that describes your business and encourages people to subscribe to your email list. Offer something of value in return for their doing so, such as a free eBook or a discount coupon. When your brand has a face put to it, they'll believe you a lot more.When you buy a new toothpaste, be sure to check the label. You should always choose toothpaste which contains fluoride. In addition to the fluoride, the ingredients Study More
As you just read, there are many quick and healthy ways to keep your teeth shining and white. Improving the health of your teeth can improve the health of your mouth as well. White teeth can give you the confidence you have been lacking and a healthy smile can open doors to a great self-esteem. Mix lemon juice and table salt to construct a paste then brush your teeth using a small layer of your paste. Avoid using this mixture if your find that your teeth are too sensitive to salt. Start with very clean teeth to maximize your home whitening efforts. The cleaner your teeth are, the better results you'll have if you try to whiten them yourself. The best way to prevent uneven whitening is by thoroughly cleaning your teeth before applying any whitening products. Try using a whitening toothpaste. Study More
Try keeping and applying for those introductory 0% interest credit card offers in the mail. Consider the amount of interest that you may save via consolidating all that debt onto your new card. You must use caution, though. Keep to a plan that lets you pay off the transferred debt during your low interest period. Don't miss payments or you will make your interest rates go up drastically. Don't open multiple cards and keep one of your old ones with a small balance on it.When it comes to debt consolidation, try renegotiating with your creditors. They might require that you incur no extra debt while you try to pay off what you already owe. They're not under obligation to agree to renegotiation, but it can be to their advantage, too. Being a bit flexible can boost their chances of eventually Study More
Don't send random messages to your customers. Make sure you are giving your customers relevant and interesting content. You do not want to fail because you send random messages. Your customers expect useful information from you, not the sort of funny texts a friend would send them. A mission statement is the best way to ensure you remember your purpose for your social marketing. You will be less likely to stray into unproductive strategies if you give yourself a clear reminder of your principles.Don't share short codes; buy dedicated ones. It can be expensive, up to 2k, but they will be yours. Eventually, people will learn your short code which they will link to your company. The price is more than justified because it allows you to sidestep costly legal battles. When a code sharing Study More
Don't forget the duct tape when you pack for a camping trip, to solve just about any dilemma! From mending tent holes to fixing shoes, duct tape can be used for a lot of repair work in a pinch. When going on a camping trip, it is vital that you bring several lanterns and/or flashlights, as well as extra batteries with you. Even after the sun is gone, you may need to see. A flashlight can prevent a fall and scare away unwanted wildlife. Bring flashlights to safeguard against the dangers of darkness. Make sure to take a change of clothes and some extra food on a camping trip. It's best to have extras of these just in case an emergency arises. You need to be prepared in case you have to stay longer or bad weather messes up some of your food.Now that you have good information, you can plan Study More
The college experience is something that many people find exciting and rewarding. Yet, some things can make this magical time a nightmare. Continue reading to learn what you can about making your college goals a reality and getting through it more easily.You will probably have to take some classes that are not directly related to the topics you want to study, for instance to complete your general education requirements. Do not ignore these classes, and remember your grade from these classes is counted towards your total GPA.Consider whether attending college immediately after high school graduation is right for you. Not everyone feels ready for college right away and some people may want to work before heading to college. There is nothing wrong with not going to college as long as you Study More
Design unique logos for some of the new startup sites on the web. This is a great way for you to show the talent that you have and also help someone out who is not artistically skilled. Negotiate the price with your client in advance before you provide your service. Do freelance writing in your spare time to earn a decent amount of cash. There are websites that you can sign up for where you can choose from a wide variety of topics to write on. Typically, the higher paying sites will request that you take a test to determine your writing ability. Earning money on the Internet can be quite easy. You may not need any supplies at all beyond an Internet connection and a computer. Having said that, it's useful to have a few tricks and pieces of knowledge about where to start successfully, Study More