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Friday’s Inspiration ~ Nature

NATURE'S INSPIRATION

Nature’s Inspiration by Ken Jenkins and Peggy Anderson- simpletruthstv, uploaded on Jun 3, 2009.  If you love nature …you’ll treasure this book forever.

  • Featuring photographs by Ken Jenkins, award-winning nature photographer, this beautiful book takes us on a journey into the wilderness, giving you a feeling of peace and tranquility when you need it most.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The only way to describe this book is breathtaking! A labor of love 2 years in the making, you will marvel at the award-winning photography, paired with quotes and short passages in this beautiful coffee table book. Without question, Nature’s Inspiration is the most beautiful gift book we’ve ever published. It’s a coffee table edition with over 160 pages and over 180 nature photographs.

This book is much more than beautiful photographs! Ken has also written short passages that take you with him at the “moment” of the photo. You feel as if you were there! In addition, Peggy Anderson has compiled beautiful quotations from the likes of Emerson, Thoreau, and many others that truly capture the beauty of nature and solitude.

Nature’s Inspiration also makes a wonderful gift for your friends, your family and your best customers. This book, includes a DVD movie.

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WATER QUIZ ~ HOW SAVY ARE YOU?

WATER QUIZ

WATER QUIZ #1
HOW MUCH WATER DO WE USE?
Calculated in Litres
ACTIVITY                   (A)                (B)                (C)
Cooking                        38                 42                 46
Drinking                       4                   6                    2
Bathroom faucets       18-68           8-57              29-80
Taking a shower          33-201        66-237          57-227
Taking a Bath               51-60          72-91             95-114
Toilet Flush                  11-26           41-56             30-45
Leaking Toilet              23-227        12-216           32-225                
Washing Car                 90-203        76-189          65-178   
Washing Clothes          114               85                  133   
Washing Dishes            33-203        57-227          71-241 
Watering Lawn 1          7-372           21- 386         14-379

 WATER QUIZ TWO PHOTOPAD

WATER QUIZ #2
HOW MUCH WATER DOES IT TAKE TO PRODUCE ONE SERVING OF:
ACTIVITY                   (A)                (B)                (C)
French Fries                37                 15                 23
Tomatoes                     19                  8                  11
Apples                           61                  30                45
Cantaloupe                   170               193              140               
Oranges                         65                 83                46
Watermelon                 379              190               274
Lettuce                          23                 16                 37
Bread                             41                  57                 25
Rice                                175               136               120
Margarine                     348               221               290
Milk                                230              275               246
Chicken                         1475             1600            1544
Eggs (2)                          515               475              431
Cola Soft Drink             17                 43                 38

WATER DROPLET1_FOR BLOG ICONNow lets see just how savy you are regarding water usage ~ ball park figures are fine

QUIZ # 1
ANSWERS: A,C,B,C,C,A,A,B,A,B,C

QUIZ # 2
ANSWERS: C,C,A,B,B,A,A,B,B,A,C,C,A,C

Water usage is not something we think about on a daily basis, however after seeing the astonishing figures, it only makes sense to be much more conscious about conserving water – we can make a difference!

… and yes, I know I assisted you with your answers in providing the colour coding – really felt I needed it myself!

IS YOUR ATTITUDE CONTAGIOUS? ~ INSPIRATIONAL!!!

ATTITUDE 2ND

“ATTITUDES ARE CONTAGIOUS.
IS YOURS WORTH CATCHING?”

YouTube video, “Attitude is Everything” by Vicki Hitzges, uploaded on March 22, 2011.  Music “Free As a Bird” by Omar.

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference.”
Three of my favorite quotes from this video are ~

ATTITUDE IMAGE WARD

 KEEP AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE ~ “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward

ATTITUDE IMAGE BOOKERJOY BOOMERANGS ~ “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” Booker T. Washington

ATTITUDE IMAGE VISCOTTSURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVE PEOPLE  ~ “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” David Viscott

This fantastic book is available from Simple Truths ~ click here to learn more about the book: http://bit.ly/dLbqOS

 

Do you think your attitude is making a difference in your life and the lives around you???

Let us all count our blessings ~
and jot them down.

ANIMATED EASTERGIMP

Best wishes for a great weekend
now that spring is finally here
from your friends at

 RAINSOFTHOUSEWITHLOGO     

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL ~ ENJOY IT WHILE YOU CAN!

 ~ 40 PIECES OF ADVICE ~

I can’t remember when I’ve watched such an inspiring PowerPoint Presentation. 

~ MAGNIFICENT! ~

Can anything made by man even get close to the beauty of nature ~ maybe the music!

~Life is beautiful ~

~ enjoy it while you can!~  

This is a ‘treasure’ ~ definitely one I will keep for a long time, and of course share with others ~ which I hope you will do also!  

GREAT USE ~ AQUARIUM WATER TO FERTILIZE PLANTS

AQUARIUMIf you have both an aquarium or a garden (or just a few houseplants) you should consider using the waste water from the aquarium on your plants. AQUARIUM2In addition to fish wastes and decaying fish food particles the water also contains helpful bacteria and trace nutrients that can help your plants thrive.
Gardening weblog Dave’s Garden shares that after applying wastes from the author’s 55-gallon aquarium his AQUARIUM3flowerbed has outperformed the prior flowerbed by 200%. The author also points out that if you lose fish you should dig them into your garden soil rather than flushing them away for even more natural fertilizer.
http://lifehacker.com/5867013/use-dirty-aquarium-water-to-fertilize-plants
See also:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2218/#b
NUTRIENTS…As you siphon out fish waste and decaying food particles, you are also siphoning out incredible amounts of helpful bacteria along with all the trace nutrients all plants need to survive (Phosphorus, Nitrogen, Potassium, iron, etc.) VEG GARDENUntil I read about it during some other unrelated research, I had never really thought of it before. I have been watering my vegetable garden and my winter flowerbeds and have noticed INCREDIBLE results. I cannot compare the vegetable garden to last year but FLOWER BEDSthe flowerbeds are outperforming those planted last year by about 200%. The foliage is a perfect green and the flowers are abundant. Same flowers, same planting location but this time a lot of aquarium water was used and the result was amazing. Further, if you happen to lose some fish, do not flush them. Dig them into your garden soil instead…