I found these images in a post on StumbleUpon (see the “SU” badge on the right?) and I couldn’t help it but to click the article.
I loved the colors of these abstract artful images and I thought the article would lead me to more beautiful artwork. I was wrong.
What beautiful photos of awesome devastation we are creating right here in our backyards.
The phosphate is washed after extraction, and the by-products are consolidated and pumped out to containment impoundments, where the liquids and solids are separated. The green color is presumably algae. The red “barrels” are floats to suspend the hose on top of the liquid.
Go to Mixing Reality for more photos and be disappointed at what we are creating.
[Top Photo: Gulf of Mexico. Many different compounds are emerging from the subaqueous Macondo well, including different types of oil. Here, two are interacting. All photos used with permission from Mixing Reality.]
Here is where I’ve been this week:
- Scotch Natural Review and Giveaway Winner - Yup! We had a very happy winner, Gianna!
- Best Peach Cobbler Recipe – We went to Fishkill Farm last weekend and picked some gorgeous peaches and I made the best Peach Cobbler. You must try this easy recipe. It’s adapted from Paula Deen’s recipe (which received over 1000 reviews!) Ms. Deen is the Queen of Butter – not my thang – but she is from Georgia, so I figured, she knows her peaches.
- How much land do you need to feed a family of four? – A great infographic on how much land you need to grow the variety of foods you need to feed a family of four. But more importantly, can you feed a family of four from living off the land?
- Sustainable School Lunch Tips – How to green your children’s school lunch
- Safe School Lunch Tips – How to prevent food borne illnesses from packed school lunch
- Five Tips for Healthy School Lunch - 5 tips for packing healthy school lunch
Crafting a Green World:
- Crafty Uses for Nail Polish – After doing the Scotch Natural review here, I thought of using up all my old toxic nail polish and get them out of the house. Here are some crafty ideas so I can use them up!
- Use Up Fabric Scrap with Freezer Paper - I discovered freezer paper when I was making the quilt for my friend’s daughter who left for college this week. (*Sniffle Sniffle….*) But I discovered how much I love using it to make all kinds of crafts to use up fabric scraps. Here are some creative ways.
This is a big weekend for my husband who’s turning, ahem…..thirty nine. So I’ll be off the computer this weekend, except for posting here and there on facebook. We are also preparing my son to go back to college next week so I don’t know how much I can post next week.
But you know me. I’ll peek in here and keep you up-to-date on what’s going on. Sort of.