Saturday, January 9, 2010

It Seemed New At The Time


"Great discovery in mind", Phil. 1/9/10

After careful consideration, I realize that not every waking moment contains an earth shattering insight. This mornings divination was a great solution regarding all the stuff we throw away that wont go away. The discarded items that are filling the land and sea because they will last forever, (or 10,000 years, whichever comes first).

I thought of making picnic tables
and decking out of things that wont go away, instead of chopping down redwoods. The redwood decks, fences, and picnic tables degrade over time and more redwood trees are cut down to make replacements. Grind up the old plastic cups and such, add some glue and color, press the stuff into "boards", and you've got the makings of picnic tables for backyards, parks, rest stops, and picnic grounds that will never need painting or replacing.

Oh boy, I was out to save the world today! That is, until I fully woke up and thought, "Isn't that already being done"?

A quick query at Google, found about 210,000 results for products made from recycled trash.

Like this, from Readers Digest;
Take a closer look at some of the reincarnations around you. In Wharton State Park in New Jersey, you'll find the first vehicular bridge built largely from a strong-as-steel polymer made of recycled plastics, including those soda bottles. Constructed in 2002, the bridge looks like it's made of painted wood. Lumber created from recycled plastics is also being used in playgrounds, decks and outdoor furniture, such as all-weather Adirondack chairs carried by L.L.Bean.

You can read the whole thing HERE.

Hello Io

Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. (NASA)

On Jan. 7, 1610,
Galileo Galilei's improvements to the telescope enabled humanity to see Jupiter's four largest moons for the first time. Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto--the so-called Galilean satellites--were seen by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager on the New Horizons spacecraft during its flyby of Jupiter in late February 2007.

I Bet No One Saw That Coming
Calvin Trillin predicts underwear bomber.
Watch It HERE

I Like Dessert

Blueberries, banana, whipped cream, and nuts on ice cream.

What A Universe

Studies of two supernova remnants
using the Japan-U.S. Suzaku observatory have revealed never-before-seen embers of the high-temperature fireballs that immediately followed the explosions. Even after thousands of years, gas within these stellar wrecks retain the imprint of temperatures 10,000 times hotter than the sun's surface.

The Jellyfish Nebula Credit: JAXA/NASA/Suzaku

Lonicera Ciliosa

Orange Honeysuckle photo by Wayne Weber

No matter where you look,
there are unlimited wonders to be seen.

Rare Roll Cloud

Photo by Daniela Mirner Eberl

Roll cloud
above Las Olas Beach in Maldonado, Uruguay.

These rare long clouds may form near advancing cold fronts.

Hideaway In Greece (Meteora)

It is a gloriously wonderful world we live in. I am happy I get to share the magic and mystery with you.

Today's Relatively Appropriate Song;
Accentuate The Positive - Aretha Franklin

Living With Enthusiasm

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