AWNING WINDOW CRANK

21.10.2011., petak

CANOPY ENTRANCES. CANOPY


CANOPY ENTRANCES. WINDOW BLINDS 6 SERIAL.



Canopy Entrances





canopy entrances






    entrances
  • Cast a spell on

  • (entrance) capture: attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"

  • (entrance) put into a trance

  • Fill (someone) with wonder and delight, holding their entire attention

  • (entrance) something that provides access (to get in or get out); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral"





    canopy
  • the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit

  • Cover or provide with a canopy

  • cover with a canopy

  • the umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air











Polish Embassy Entrance




Polish Embassy Entrance





Entrance to the Embassy of Poland (1910, George Oakley Totten Jr.), at 2640 16th Street NW, in Washington, DC. The banner indicates participation in the EU embassies open house program.











Canopy Entrance




Canopy Entrance





Kakum National Park; Ghana
September 3, 2011

80 km off the ground, followed by 40 km, and 11 km.









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AWNING WINDOW CRANK. AWNING WINDOW


AWNING WINDOW CRANK. GLASS LIGHT SHADE.



Awning Window Crank





awning window crank






    awning window
  • A window is a transparent opening in a wall or door that allows the passage of light and, if not closed or sealed, air and sound. Windows are usually glazed or covered in some other transparent or translucent material like a float glass.

  • (Awning Windows) Windows which are hinged on top and swing outward to open. They are usually rectangular, and wider than they are long.

  • (Awning windows) Single-sash windows that tilt outward and up.





    crank
  • (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

  • grouch: a bad-tempered person

  • (of a sailing ship) Easily keeled over, esp. by wind or sea through improper design or loading

  • zigzag: travel along a zigzag path; "The river zigzags through the countryside"











My apartment building.




My apartment building.





Where I live. My apartment is the one in the upper right of the front of the building, with the open windows. I chose this building because of the way the windows swing out from the side. The way to open them is you turn a crank.

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Marimark Apartments on Marquette Avenue in downtown Minneapolis.











Sunroom construction 11




Sunroom construction 11





An inside view looking out to the northwest. The wing wall needs to be finished and the crank handles for the awning windows were all missing so will have to be ordered from the kit supplier. We haven't decided for sure yet just how we will finish the interior floor but are leaning toward carpet.









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CANOPY BARILOCHE. CANOPY


Canopy Bariloche. Top Down Bottom Up White Shades.



Canopy Bariloche





canopy bariloche






    bariloche
  • San Carlos de Bariloche, usually known as Bariloche, is a city in the , situated in the foothills of the Andes, surrounded by lakes (Nahuel Huapi, Gutierrez Lake, Moreno Lake and Mascardi Lake) and mountains (Tronador, Cerro Catedral, Cerro Lopez).

  • Sergio Veludo on Fotopedia





    canopy
  • Cover or provide with a canopy

  • the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit

  • cover with a canopy

  • the umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air











Canopy 267




Canopy 267





Canopy en San Carlos de Bariloche Rio Negro, Argentina
Circuito Chico hacia el "Punto Panoramico", Km 23 1000 metros totales de recorrido











Bariloche




Bariloche





Lorna and Nikki getting ready for the Canopy sliding









canopy bariloche







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CLIP ON CEILING LAMP SHADES : CEILING LAMP SHADES


Clip On Ceiling Lamp Shades : Shade Car Window Shade : Window Tinting Shades



Clip On Ceiling Lamp Shades





clip on ceiling lamp shades






    lamp shades
  • (Lamp shade) A lampshade is a fixture that covers the lightbulb on a lamp to diffuse the light it emits. Conical, cylindrical and other forms on floor-, desk- or table top-mounted as well as suspended lamp models are the most common and are made in a wide range of materials.

  • (Lamp Shade) The shade serves the important function of blocking the glare from a light bulb and is usually the most decorative part of a lamp. The lamp shade can be made of glass, fabric, metal, or other more creative materials.

  • (lamp shade) lampshade: a protective ornamental shade used to screen a light bulb from direct view





    clip on
  • attachable by a clip; "clip-on earrings"; "a clip-on bow tie"

  • Things, esp. sunglasses or earrings, that are attached by clips

  • a device (as an earring, sunglasses, microphone etc.) that is attached by clips

  • (Clip-ons) Motorcycle handlebar refers to the steering mechanism for motorcycles. Handlebars often support part of the rider's weight, and provide a mounting place for controls such as brake, throttle, clutch, horn, light switch, and rear view mirrors.





    ceiling
  • The maximum altitude that a particular aircraft can reach

  • The upper interior surface of a room or other similar compartment

  • an upper limit on what is allowed; "he put a ceiling on the number of women who worked for him"; "there was a roof on salaries"; "they established a cap for prices"

  • the overhead upper surface of a covered space; "he hated painting the ceiling"

  • An upper limit, typically one set on prices, wages, or expenditure

  • (meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds











Carnelian Gears steampunk clip-on earrings




Carnelian Gears steampunk clip-on earrings





Love the look of steampunk but don't have pierced ears? No worries, these earrings are a lever style clip-on. Featuring a pair of brass watch gears each, they also have a rich red carnelian bead. Set onto antiqued brass earring findings, they are the perfect accent to any wardrobe. The measure 1 1/2" from the top of the earring.











Vintage AB Rhinestone Clip On Earrings




Vintage AB Rhinestone Clip On Earrings





Vintage AB Rhinestone Clip On Earrings

With beautiful Aurora Borealis color!

These earrings are Clip On so no need for pierced ears!

In good condition with minor paint wear.

Shown in the palm of my hand for measurement purposes

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions and thank you so much for looking!









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DEEP SHADE SHRUBS - SHADE SHRUBS


DEEP SHADE SHRUBS - THE SHADE GARDEN.



Deep Shade Shrubs





deep shade shrubs






    deep shade
  • A plant needing deep shade would suffer from any significant amount of direct sun. Often these are planted on the north side of structures or close under trees or shrubs with very dense foliage.

  • An area where sunlight is dappled less than two hours per day.





    shrubs
  • A woody plant that is smaller than a tree and has several main stems arising at or near the ground

  • (shrub) a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

  • Shrubs are an American rock ‘n roll band formed in 1994 in Rock Tavern, New York. The band members are Bob Torsello (bass), Rob Takleszyn (drums), Jay LoRubbio (guitar). They perform music a mix of garage/psych/punk/folk/pop that has been described as “garage pop fused with alien poetics.

  • The Shrubs were an English rock music group, formed in Watford in 1985, releasing three albums before splitting up in 1989.Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 503











Chaparral in Poway, California




Chaparral in Poway, California





I believe this area is still recovering from wildfire a few years back.

Chaparral habitat can support a wide variety of animals. Natural communities near the coast in Southern California are like a swirling mosaic of grassland, scrub, chaparral, woodland, and forests. Spanish explorers adopted the word 'chaparral' from the Spanish 'chaparro', a low growing type of vegetation.

Chaparral covers about 10 million acres of California. Many important watersheds are vegetated with chaparral and it occupies the same 300 to 3,000 foot elevation belt as grassland, savanna, and woodland. These communities coil and mix into each other because of local differences in soil depth and chemistry, frequency of wildfire, and aspect of slopes.

It may be an impenetrable layer of shrubs 4 - 8 ft tall with evergreen, sclerophyllous leaves, and intricate canopies. The ground is usually bare and stony although in this picture, and many places, prickly with invasive thistle plants. Other common native plants in chaparral (particularly in the Central Valley) are Scrub Oak (Quercus dumosa), Toyon, California Coffeeberry, and more than 20 species of manzanita and ceanothus. An occasional California Bay Laurel Tree (Umbellularia californica) or Foothill Pine may stand out. Most chaparral shrubs are twiggy rather than leafy. Many leaves will be small and vertically oriented, casting little shade and conserving water. Chaparral is a drought-tolerant landscape cover.

Development of chaparral may be economically unwise. Fire is an integral part of this landscape, possibly exposing nearby homeowners to intense chaparral fire (intensity of 12,000 BTUs per second per foot in winds of only six miles per hour, and soil surface temperatures of 1,000 degrees F - hot enough to melt aluminum - which may persist for as long as 20 minutes on the surface. Fire bombs of hot air and burning wood can be hurled easily tens of yards).

Roots and seeds and animals in burrows deeper than 4 inches may be merely warmed for a few minutes. Some seeds will lay for decades in the soil until a fire will scorch their coat enough to crack open and germinate. In many places chaparral fires follow each other on a natural 20-25 year cycle. It is rare to find unburned chaparral strand older than 50 years. When such old strands do burn, the firestorms are especially intense from the accumulated biomass.

Managing fires in chaparral vegetation is controversial. It means major changes in landscape, watershed, and natural diversity of an area. Chaparral has a natural resilience and relation to fire, that is important to consider.













Florida Coffee berries glisten in the morning sun




Florida Coffee berries glisten in the morning sun





Shiny Leafed Wild Coffee is a shade tolerant native shrub with flowers that attract butterflies and fruits that attract birds. The shiny leaves are an attractive, eye catching addition to any yard.

Wild Coffee will grow in sun or shade. It tends to grow taller (up to 10 ft.) and spread out more (up to 8 ft.) in a shady setting while full sunlight keeps the plant smaller. Wild Coffee does well in a wide range of soils from acidic to alkaline and is moderately drought tolerant. It does not tolerate freezing which explains why South Florida is the northern extent of this plants range. Aside from Florida it is a common understory shrub in the West Indies, Southern Mexico, Central America and some areas in South America.

Early settlers in Florida brewed a coffee substitute drink from the seeds of this plant.

Wild Coffee, Psychotria nervosa, Rubiaceae
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami, FL.









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HOW TO CLEAN RV AWNING - CLEAN RV AWNING


HOW TO CLEAN RV AWNING - FLOOR LAMP SHADE GLASS



How To Clean Rv Awning





how to clean rv awning






    how to
  • A how-to or a how to is an informal, often short, description of how to accomplish some specific task. A how-to is usually meant to help non-experts, may leave out details that are only important to experts, and may also be greatly simplified from an overall discussion of the topic.

  • Practical advice on a particular subject; that gives advice or instruction on a particular topic

  • Providing detailed and practical advice

  • (How To’s) Multi-Speed Animations





    awning
  • A sheet of canvas or other material stretched on a frame and used to keep the sun or rain off a storefront, window, doorway, or deck

  • a canopy made of canvas to shelter people or things from rain or sun

  • (awned) having awns i.e. bristlelike or hairlike appendages on the flowering parts of some cereals and grasses; "awned wheatgrass"

  • An awning or overhang is a secondary covering attached to the exterior wall of a building. It is typically composed of canvas woven of acrylic, cotton or polyester yarn, or vinyl laminated to polyester fabric that is stretched tightly over a light structure of aluminium, iron or steel, possibly





    clean
  • Remove the innards of (fish or poultry) prior to cooking

  • Make (something or someone) free of dirt, marks, or mess, esp. by washing, wiping, or brushing

  • make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"

  • clean and jerk: a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead

  • free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals"





    rv
  • Recreational vehicle

  • recreational vehicle: a motorized wheeled vehicle used for camping or other recreational activities

  • Recreational vehicle or RV is, in North America, the usual term for a motor vehicle equipped with living space and amenities found in a home.

  • A rendezvous point

  • Revised Version (of the Bible)

  • RV (released as Runaway Vacation in some territories) is a 2006 comedy film starring Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Joanna Levesque, Josh Hutcherson, Jeff Daniels, and Kristin Chenoweth. It was released on April 28, 2006 in North America.











Cleaning




Cleaning





Cleaning the gutters thoroughly. And blocking the street.











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DRAPES FOR SLIDING DOORS. SLIDING DOORS


Drapes For Sliding Doors. Cheap Bed Canopy.



Drapes For Sliding Doors





drapes for sliding doors






    sliding doors
  • A door drawn across an aperture on a groove or suspended from a track, rather than turning on hinges

  • Sliding Doors is a 1998 film written and directed by Peter Howitt. It starred Gwyneth Paltrow and John Hannah, and featured John Lynch, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Virginia McKenna. The music was composed by David Hirschfelder.

  • (sliding door) a door that opens by sliding instead of swinging

  • (Sliding Door) Typically found in pure agricultural or animal confinement buildings. Door is typically a metal framework with a steel cladding skin and moves horizontally along a building face.





    drapes
  • Adorn, cover, or wrap (someone or something) loosely with folds of cloth

  • (drape) arrange in a particular way; "drape a cloth"

  • Let (oneself or a part of one's body) rest somewhere in a casual or relaxed way

  • (drape) curtain: hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)

  • (drape) the manner in which fabric hangs or falls; "she adjusted the drape of her skirt"

  • Arrange (cloth or clothing) loosely or casually on or around something











street prostitute 36: photographing Ronda




street prostitute 36: photographing Ronda





I get out of the car and lean against the hood. If Ronda does keep me waiting, at least I can spend the time taking in the stirrings of spring. The jonquils are already in bloom...the redbuds will be bursting forth any day...the birds are beginning to sing...

"Mar—Mar—Mar—Marcie—"

Ronda is suddenly back. A sweater draped over one arm, she is stuttering her hooker friend Marcie's name.

Very emotionally, her voice breaking, she tells me Marcie had just admitted that she did indeed have the ring that Ronda thought she had stolen from her. And then, after Ronda told her she could keep it, Marcie had started to cry...

Ronda seems so moved by this, I'm thinking. Really and truly and genuinely moved...

Suddenly she grabs my shirt—just below my neck— twists it—hard —and jerks me toward her—

"Give me some money for a pill—or I'm gonna kill you!"

"WHAT!?" I'm shocked.

She releases my shirt. Her tone had been only half kidding.

"You're full of shit," I say. "What are you talking about? You know I'm not gonna do that."

"I'm getting strung out again, George. I discovered the other day I'm getting strung out again... Please. "

"I will not!" I declare.

"Pleeeeease!"

"I told you what the deal was before. And I'm not changing."

"Don't be on principle!"

"That's not—"

"Fuck principle!" She's almost shouting.

"That's not just principle."

"Principle sucks, man!"

I back up: "What do you mean...you're... What do you mean that you're stru— You said you discovered the other day that you're strung out again."

"I am, I'm strung out again. I know I am."

"All right, explain to me what that means... That you're strung out again."

She yells her answer—

"I—WANT—A—FUCKING—PILL!"

"Okay"—my voice is normal, or fairly normal—"but that doesn't mean strung out. I thought, basically, strung out, the way you've used the term strung out...was that you had to have it so damned much and you were doing it constantly— "

Ronda interrupts: "I have been doing it constantly—that's the problem."

"Well, Melvin said you've been averaging two a day. How many have you really been averaging?"

"Five or six. He don't know what I've been doing."

"Okay. You've been doing five or six a day?"

"I'll give you this watch."

"You've been averaging five or six a day for how long?"

"I don't know! "

She clenches her teeth in frustration.

"A week?" I push. "Two weeks? A month?"

No answer from Ronda.

"Two months?"

Still no answer.

Then: "Since my coat got stolen. At least. Before then. I don't wanna talk about it. Pleeease, George, what can I do?”

"You have been averaging five or six a day for...a month? And Melvin doesn't know that. Is that correct?"

"What have I got to do?" she asks—no, demands. "Have a goddamn—" She stops.

"Is that correct?"

"Yeah." [Sounding definitive.]

"Okay. Well, this is what I've been asking you for a long time, was to tell me the truth about the pills. So you're getting strung out? "

"I am strung out."

Now I raise my voice:

"But you're not getting strung out like you have been, Ronda! Because I know how you were."

"Well, lemmee..." She gives a frustrated little sigh. "You can have everything in my house," she offers. "You can have Melvin included. You can have me. "

I just look at her.

"I'll be your personal slave for a week," she says—and laughs. "You can say, 'Ronda...'"

"You're lying. You have not been doing five or six a day for that long."

"I have," she contends. Her brow furrows... "A hundred and fifty, two hundred...about three hundred dollars a day. That's six, right? Yeah."

"So where do you shoot up?" I ask, looking her hard in the eye.

"Here. At Rick's. They don't tell anybody. [Pauses.] What can I do?"

"So... So you're strung out again..."

"What can I do?" she interrupts, repeating her question more forcefully.

"Well, what do you usually do?"

A sound of exasperation is her response.

Then suddenly I'm wondering:

Did she mean something more by her question? Something more crucial? More hopeful?

So quickly I ask: "What can you do about what?"

"George," she answers," I











Rubber Ducky




Rubber Ducky





The great thing about shooting with an improv comic actor is that you can pretty much throwing anything at them and say, "hey, be funny with that", and they will. Eric explored putting the whole thing in his mouth, and basically gave oral birth to the rubber duck. Yeah I know! Afterwards he demanded water and a mint because it apparently tasted like rubber...go figure!

The red curtain is a pulled drape that was already in place for the glass sliding doors at Eric's home. One challenge shooting on location is finding good backdrops to work with, somedays I'm just lucky.

Strobist info:
This was shot using a single Nikon SB800. Held with a boom stand directly over head and slightly right, with a shoot through umbrella. On the dining table directly below Eric was my 36" gold reflector.









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HOW TO MAKE A DRUM SHADE CHANDELIER - A DRUM SHADE CHAN


How to make a drum shade chandelier - Outdoor wood shutters



How To Make A Drum Shade Chandelier





how to make a drum shade chandelier






    chandelier
  • A decorative hanging light with branches for several light bulbs or candles

  • Chandelier is Japanese rock band Plastic Tree's sixth full-length album. Those who ordered the first press limited edition of this album also received a poster.

  • branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the ceiling

  • Idlewild are a Scottish rock band, formed in Edinburgh, in 1995, comprising Roddy Woomble (lead vocals), Rod Jones (guitar, backing vocals), Colin Newton (drums), Allan Stewart (guitar) and Gareth Russell (bass).





    how to
  • Providing detailed and practical advice

  • A how-to or a how to is an informal, often short, description of how to accomplish some specific task. A how-to is usually meant to help non-experts, may leave out details that are only important to experts, and may also be greatly simplified from an overall discussion of the topic.

  • Practical advice on a particular subject; that gives advice or instruction on a particular topic

  • (How To’s) Multi-Speed Animations





    shade
  • represent the effect of shade or shadow on

  • Darken or color (an illustration or diagram) with parallel pencil lines or a block of color

  • relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body; "it is much cooler in the shade"; "there's too much shadiness to take good photographs"

  • Screen from direct light

  • Cover, moderate, or exclude the light of

  • shadow: cast a shadow over





    make
  • The manufacturer or trade name of a particular product

  • engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution"

  • brand: a recognizable kind; "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; "what make of car is that?"

  • The structure or composition of something

  • The making of electrical contact

  • give certain properties to something; "get someone mad"; "She made us look silly"; "He made a fool of himself at the meeting"; "Don't make this into a big deal"; "This invention will make you a millionaire"; "Make yourself clear"





    drum
  • play a percussion instrument

  • A long narrow hill, esp. one separating two parallel valleys

  • a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end

  • make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"











Chandelier




Chandelier





Chandelier in one of the churches on Thirassia, with the Byzantine double eagle. (Beautiful at a distance, when you get close up to these furnishings you find they're made of cheap tin, gold-painted.)











The Drop chandelier




The Drop chandelier





Chandelier made out of wine glasses @ The Drop (Kansas City).









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EVERGREENS FOR SHADE. EVERGREENS FOR


Evergreens for shade. Casual drapes.



Evergreens For Shade





evergreens for shade






    evergreens
  • (evergreen) a plant having foliage that persists and remains green throughout the year

  • In botany, an evergreen plant is a plant that has leaves in all seasons. This contrasts with deciduous plants, which completely lose their foliage during winter.

  • The Evergreens are an American band that originated in San Diego, California. The Evergreens consisted of three members: Seth Torma (vocals and guitar), Torin O'Sullivan (bass), and Russ Dahl (drums).

  • A plant that retains green leaves throughout the year





    shade
  • Cover, moderate, or exclude the light of

  • relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body; "it is much cooler in the shade"; "there's too much shadiness to take good photographs"

  • represent the effect of shade or shadow on

  • Screen from direct light

  • Darken or color (an illustration or diagram) with parallel pencil lines or a block of color

  • shadow: cast a shadow over











evergreens for shade - Great Landscape




Great Landscape Evergreens


Great Landscape Evergreens



This accessible guide identifies the best evergreens for landscaping purposes, including how they can be used to best effect as borders, hedges, living fences, privacy screens, or to block unsightly views. Detailed entries for more than 80 species—from conifers and broadleaf evergreens to deciduous and semi-evergreen shrubs—describe each plant’s size, shape, color, flower (if applicable), light and soil requirements, and hardiness zones while color photographs show each evergreen integrated into the landscape to help gardeners, homeowners, and landscape designers select the perfect evergreen for the right spot and use.










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Mahonia x media 'Lionel Fortescue'




Mahonia x media 'Lionel Fortescue'





Who was Lionel Fortescue?

Garden House, near Buckland Monachorum in Devon, is a sixteenth century vicarage on the edge of Dartmoor with a garden made by an enthusiastic plant collector, Lionel Fortescue. Lionel Stanhope Fortescue was born in 1892. He died in 1981.

The 8-acre garden has terraces and a large, beautiful and recently refurbished walled garden. There is a wild flower meadow, quarry garden, cottage garden, South African garden, acer glade and oval garden with an undulating wall. The planting is naturalistic.

From Wikipedia -
Mahonia is a genus of about 70 species of evergreen shrubs in the family Berberidaceae, native to eastern Asia, the Himalaya, North America and Central America.

They are closely related to the genus Berberis. Botanists disagree on the acceptability of the genus name Mahonia. Several authorities argue plants in this genus should be included in the genus Berberis because several species in both genera are able to hybridize, and because when the two genera are looked at as a whole, there is no definite morphological separation. Mahonia typically have large, pinnate leaves 10-50 cm long with 5-15 leaflets, and flowers in racemes (5-20 cm long).

The genus name Mahonia honors the Philadelphia horticulturist Bernard McMahon who introduced the plant from materials collected by the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

The type species of the genus is Mahonia aquifolium, (Oregon-grape) from the Pacific coast of North America.

Several species are popular garden shrubs, grown for their ornamental evergreen foliage, yellow flowers in autumn, winter and early spring, and blue-black berries. The berries are edible, and rich in vitamin C, though with a very sharp flavor.

Mahonia ? media is an interspecific hybrid shrub. Its parents are Mahonia lomariifolia and Mahonia japonica. It was raised in gardens during the 20th century, and has become an important garden and landscape plant. The various hybrids show some variation, but are generally intermediate in most characteristics between the two parents.

The plants are especially valued in the garden because of their ornamental leaves, and because they flower through the winter. They grow extremely well in shady conditions. They are also a very effective inclusion in an informal security hedge.











Magnolia Row for Shade Plantings




Magnolia  Row for Shade Plantings





Sested shade plants to plant under magnolias:

Perennial shade plants for shade:
Epimedium species and cultivars. Hosta species and cultivars, Trillium, Heuchera, Tiarella, Dicentra 'Gold Heart' others.

Short evergreen shrubs for year around interest: Sarcoccoca ruscifolia, Daphne odora, Fatshedera lizei ‘Annemieke’, Mahonia nervosa, Nandina 'Gulfstream', Viburnum davidii and others.

Evergreen perennials:
Helleborus x hybridus, Bergenia, Polystichum polyblepharum, Dryopteris erythrosora, Dryopteris affinis, Beesia deltophylla, Asarum splendens, Carex 'Ice Dance' and 'Evergold', Cyclamen hederifolium and coum, Iris foetidissima 'Variegata',









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PLANTATION SHUTTERS TAMPA : PLANTATION SHUTTERS


Plantation shutters tampa : 10 x 10 canopy : Eastman hunting blinds.



Plantation Shutters Tampa





plantation shutters tampa






    plantation shutters
  • (Plantation Shutter) the name coined by Australian Timber Shutters in the 80s for their Australian style shutter with wide adjustable blades. Now a mostly term for timber shutters.

  • A hinged cover or screen for a window or door, usually fitted with louvres

  • A window shutter is a solid and stable window covering usually consisting of a frame of vertical stiles and horizontal rails (top, center and bottom).





    tampa
  • Tampa is a Gulf Coast Bay city in the U.S. state of Florida. It serves as the county seat for Hillsborough County. Tampa is located on the west coast of Florida. The population of Tampa in 2000 was 303,447.

  • a resort city in western Florida; located on Tampa Bay on the Gulf of Mexico

  • Tampa may refer to several villages in Romania: * Tampa, a village in Bacia Commune, Hunedoara County * Tampa, a village in Miercurea Nirajului, Mures County * Tampa, a mountain in Brasov city.

  • A port and resort on the western coast of Florida; pop. 303,447











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just me against my blinds in my lounge doing a bomb, whats funny is my mum checks my flickr most days so when she sees this she'll know i moved her dinning table & chairs to get this shot, hi mum :)

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Memphis Cool




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I love this shot of a blinged-out old school convertible rolling down one of Memphis' most beautiful streets, East Parkway.











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Driving around downtown Memphis because I was bored, didn't care for most of the pictures I took except for two.









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Residential Zurich




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typical residential quarter in Zurich (Wiedikon). Taken from Uetliberg











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Portland, Oregon

Trees -- we don't appreciate them enough.

Dear Tree in Portland City Park,
Thank you for providing shade for my car while i was away,
Thank you for shielding me from the rain the other day,
Thank you Tree for having nothing bad to say,
Thank you Christmas Tree for being such a fine display,
I'm sorry Tree that I threw up on on St. Patrick's day,
Thank you Trees for helping out with the railway,
Thank you Apple Tree for the free buffet,
Thank you Trees for freshening up the air everyday,
Thank you Trees for doing all this free of pay.











Pretty (Sunset Shades)




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Took off (power's) shades for a second at this stop light and realized how plain/dull/dreary everything looked... all gray. Made me appreciate the tinted things for making my drive home a little more bearable! Even sat in my car for a bit 'cause i didnt want to take them off. Just wanted share the same view with you. (through the lenses)









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Frances was our first "shutter storm". Believe me, you wanna have all your hardware together in advance. Finding out you don't have all the necessary pieces and parts when a storm is about 24 hours out is not a good thing. Probably the only time Home Depot is no fun at all...











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The French Quarter, having been situated on the highest ground in NO, was the least damaged by the flooding from Katrina -- which was not due to the rains or storm surge, but to levee (engineering) failures for Lake Pontchartrain -- a catastrophe that could easily have been averted.









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Corals From Chor Bazar




Corals From Chor Bazar





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I got my corals from a bawa at Chor Bazar.. I have a better quality than what I am wearing..I wera these sometimes I wear dure najaf and turquoise




What is coral. A coral, unlike most other gemstones is actually the skeletal remains of marine polyps. The polyps are surrounded by a fleshy skin and excrete a carbonic substance from which the coral grows like trees and branches. This happens in the warm waters of the ocean at depths of around 10 to 500 feet where various coral species survive. In some places saltwater corals also exist.

Precious corals or red corals are called corallium rubrum, a word that is derived from a Latin word related to the Greek word Koralliom. The hard skeletons of the red coral branches have a matte look and are therefore dull. However, these can be polished to a beautiful shine for use as precious gems. A coral, therefore, like a pearl, can be categorized as an organic gem material.

The history tells us that the oldest coral to be used in coral jewelry was thousands of years ago around 3000 B.C. For almost 2000 years, the Romans used the coral gemstone extensively and made it popular.

In India, this gem is known by various names like mangal, moonga and pavlam. This gemstone is one of the Navagraha stones (stones that represent the nine planets that have a cosmic influence on all earthlings) and represents Mars (Mangal). It is related to attributes like courage, initiative, vitality, vigor, aggression. Coral has a special significance in Indian astrology and has found mention in ancient Indian Vedic Literature. It is one of the many starts that have an important place in the study of star signs.

Coral gemstones are known to have many healing powers and are specifically associated with the circulatory system of the body and known to have helped in curing many blood-related diseases. It is also used as a holistic aid in ensuring recovery from diseases indicated by the planet Mars, such as fever, cold and cough. For therapeutic purposes, this gem must be set in silver and worn in the ring finger.

Red coral jewelry is still worn as talismans in various cultures. It is presumed that the stone can help in protecting the wearer against evil spirits. In South India it is a tradition for married women to wear coral beads throughout their married life in order to bring peace and harmony into the marriage.

This stone is also said to avert accidents, discord and warfare. It is believed that wearing a coral can help in improving financial health and reducing debt.
Composition of Coral Gemstone

The basic composition of this gem is calcium carbonate (CaCO3) in the form of fibrous calcite accompanied by around 3 percent magnesium carbonate (MgCO3), organic matter and traces of iron. It is a semi-translucent to opaque material. The specific gravity is 2.65 and refractive index ranges between 1.486 and 1.658. It`s hardness on the Mohs scale is 3.5 to 4.
Physical Properties of Gem Coral

Coral Color

There are different types of corals that provide corals of different hues. Gem coral occurs in white, pink, orange, red, blue, violet, gold and black. The black and golden coral types differ from the white to red in that they are not calcium carbonate, but rather a horny substance. But the ones that are mainly used in jewelry are red corals, pink corals and white corals.

Corals from Japan are said to have the ‘ox-blood’ red color. This specific color of the coral is valued highly and has a relatively higher demand in the gemstone market for jewelry like rings, earrings and necklaces. The pink to orange-pink variety are not found to possess a uniform color and therefore are not as popular as the red one. However, if the orange or orange-pink color is uniform, then pink coral jewelry, like a made from these stones has a fair amount of demand in the market.

The blue coral is found in shades that range from bright blue to grey blue. The black coral, sometimes, has brownish-yellow streaks on it.

Cut

Corals are usually cut into spherical and barrel shaped beads and cabochons. It is also carved into figures and statues. Thin branches of coral are usually polished, pierced and used unaltered in jewelry.

Coral roses (roses carved into corals) are very popular and are often used in gold jewelry too. The blue colour is not used in jewelry as often as the red since it does not look as good as a red coral. However, it is sometimes used in bead-necklaces. The black coral has a horny structure and its thin tentacles-like branches are used (just as they are naturally formed), in multi strand necklaces and bracelets.

Carat

They are not found in very large sizes. Sizes of up to 10cts are quite common, though.

Clarity

It is mainly opaque and may have some surface markings that are clearly seen. Some of the most common surface markings on a coral are the wood grain effect, groove pits and striations.
Price, Cost and Buying of Corals

Other than carat, one of the key dr











West 71st Street Historic District




West 71st Street Historic District





Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

INTRODUCTION
This small, nearly block-long historic district achieves its special quality from a number of factors.
(1) It is a secluded enclave on the Upper West Side, set apart from the pattern of through-streets by its unique development history. The street has always been a cul-de-sac since railroad tracks, shielded by a wall, occupy the land immediately to the west.
(2) The district was largely developed over the course of three years (1893-96) with 33 rowhouses, built in six groups designed by four architectural firms, all in variations of the Renaissance Revival style. Each group was designed as a harmonious unit, but individual houses vary in their details. Since four of the groups were designed by two architectural firms, even further unity is created. Within each group, the houses are paired, or a larger rhythm is created through the window placement and configuration, use of bowed and flat facades, and variations in stoops and porticoes.
A slightly later town house from 1903-04 stands at No. 305 on the north side of the street. This is compatible with the rows in style, form, and details. The six-story brick apartment building at No. 319-325 was built in 1924 on a lot that was still vacant prior to construction.
(3) The historic district is given further distinction by the use of harmonious facade materials (brownstone on the south side, brick, stone and terra cotta on the north side), classically-inspired details, uniform cornice heights, and the use of such elements as stoops, bows, and oriels which create a sense of depth on the facades.
(4) Alterations to the exteriors of the houses have been minimal. Thus the historic character of the district is reinforced, and the sense of place even further enhanced.

Historical Background
Although its history can be traced as far back as the seventeenth century, the Upper West Side, including the section of West 71st Street included in the West 71st Street Historic District, remained largely undeveloped until the 1880s. Prior to its urbanization the area was known as Bloomingdale (or "Bloemendael" by the early Dutch settlers) in recollection of a flower-growing region of Holland.

In the early eighteenth century, Bloomingdale Road was opened through the area, following the course of an old Indian trail, and provided the main link to the city at the southern tip of Manhattan Island. Gradually, some wealthy New Yorkers established country seats in the hinterlands around the Bloomingdale Road. While the area remained rural, by the early nineteenth century four small villages had developed in Bloomingdale, including Harsenville, a hamlet centered around the present West 70th Street and Broadway.

The Upper West Side was included in the Randel Survey (Commissioners' Map) of 1811 which planned a uniform grid of broad avenues and narrow cross streets to be imposed upon the rolling hills of Manhattan. Many years elapsed, however, before most streets in rural Bloomingdale were actually laid out. During this time New York City was rapidly growing northward, but development was largely concentrated on the East Side, following the march uptown of New York's wealthy citizens and the city's transit lines. The creation of Central Park (a designated New York City Scenic landmark), begun in 1857, spurred growth in areas around the Park's perimeter, setting off the first wave of real estate speculation on the Upper West Side (in this case, limited to Central Park West).

Several civic improvements also contributed to the eventual development of the Upper West Side. In 1864 the Eighth Avenue horse car line was extended to 84th Street. Previously the only transit facility was a stage line along Bloomingdale Road. The Commissioners of Central Park were authorized to complete the laying out of streets west of Central Park in 1865. Bloomingdale Road (renamed the Boulevard and later Broadway) was widened in 1868-71 and received central, planted malls from 59th to 155th Streets. The biggest boost to development of the area west of Broadway was the creation, between 1876 and 1900, of Riverside Park and Drive north of 72nd Street, near the Hudson River (a designated New York City Scenic landmark). Construction in the area was further stimulated by the completion of the Ninth Avenue Elevated Railroad in 1879.

A wave of real estate speculation following the Civil War was followed by the financial Panic of 1873, which led to a period of stagnation in the building trades. This, along with high real estate prices and delays in civic improvements, again slewed development of the Upper West Side. Further delays were caused by a lack of agreement among developers as to the type of buildings to be constructed here. Although Central Park West and Riverside Drive were envisioned as residential avenues for the wealthy, on a par with Fifth Avenue, there was no consensus about the future character of the rest of the









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King James and Guy Fawkes




King James and Guy Fawkes





These are trompe l'oeil paintings inserted in blind windows at 5 & 7 Briggate, Knaresborough. They are by Julie Cope and were commissioned by Renaissance Knaresborough.











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took an all-day advanced excel class by remote location today. it was up on the 7th floor with a great view of the world below and the sky above.









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What to do with Venus Fly Traps




What to do with Venus Fly Traps





----- Original Message -----
From: AN
To: Stephen E. Jones
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2010 2:20 AM
Subject: Re: Venus' Flytrap

Thanks for your reply Stephen. I see from your website you seek explanation for carnivorous plant evolution.

Presumably you are referring to my 2007 post, "Re: Carnivorous plants as `Behe's mousetrap' #1" (there was no #2) and/or my 2006 web page "Problems of Evolution: 12. Plants: Carnivorous plants"?

In each my request was for "a detailed, step-by-step, Darwinian explanation of how the natural selection of random micromutations produced the ... Venus flytrap":

"I would like to see a detailed, step-by-step, Darwinian explanation of how the natural selection of random micromutations produced the elaborate traps of carnivorous plants, like the pitcher plant and the Venus flytrap.

But I suspect there are none, because if there were, the Darwinists would not waste there time on peppered moths and finch beaks!

Like Behe's mousetrap, all these parts are needed to be working together simultaneously as a coordinated system to catch insects."

And as for "evolution," I am persuaded by the evidence, both scientific and Biblical, that "evolution," i.e. "the standard scientific theory that `human beings [and all other living things] have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process"(my emphasis):

"... perhaps we should not be surprised at the results of a 2001 Gallup poll confirming that 45 percent of Americans believe `God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so'; 37 percent prefer a blended belief that `human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process'; and a paltry 12 percent accept the standard scientific theory that `human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process.'" (Shermer, M.B., 2002, "The Gradual Illumination of the Mind," Scientific American, February. My emphasis)

is false and the true explanation of life's origin and development is my General Theory of Progressive Mediate Creation, i.e."that God created the raw materials of the universe immediately from out-of-nothing, and thereafter He created mediately by working (both naturally and supernaturally) through natural processes and existing materials."

This is my specialty. Venus' Flytrap evolved step-by-step from Sundews (Drosera sp.) as confirmed by gene sequencing.

You commit the fallacies of Equivocation and Begging the question by claiming that "Venus' Flytrap evolved ... from Sundews" when all "gene sequencing" can show is they shared a common ancestor, which is not necessarily evolution.

As both Darwin and Dawkins admitted, God could have supernaturally intervened at links in the chains of common descent, in which case it would not be "evolution at all" (my emphasis):

"Darwin ... wrote in a letter to Sir Charles Lyell, the leading geologist of his day: `If I were convinced that I required such additions to the theory of natural selection, I would reject it as rubbish...I would give nothing for the theory of Natural selection, if it requires miraculous additions at any one stage of descent.' ....

For Darwin, any evolution that had to be helped over the jumps by God was not evolution at all." (Dawkins, R., 1986, "The Blind Watchmaker, pp.248-249. My emphasis).

but a form of "divine creation" (my emphasis):


"... many theologians ... smle God in by the back door: they allow him some sort of supervisory role over the course that evolution has taken ... influencing key moments in evolutionary history ...

In short, divine creation, whether instantaneous or in the form of guided evolution, joins the list of other theories we have considered in this chapter." (Dawkins, 1986, pp.316-317. My emphasis).

And since I accept Universal Common Ancestry (see my "Why I (a Creationist) Accept Common Ancestry (Not Evolution)" I have no problem if Venus Flytrap shared a common ancestor with Sundews (Drosera sp.).

Nevertheless, according to Wikipedia, "Scientists are currently unsure about the evolutionary history of the Venus flytrap" and have only "made hypotheses that the flytrap evolved from Drosera (sundews)":

"The edges of the lobes are fringed by stiff hair-like protrusions or cilia, which mesh together and prevent large prey from escaping.

(These protrusions, and the trigger hairs, also known as sensitive hairs, are probably homologous with the tentacles found in this plant's close relatives, the sundews.)

Scientists are currently unsure about the evolutionary history of the Venus flytrap; however scientists have made hypotheses that the flytrap evolved











Cher Ami "Dear Friend" WWI




Cher Ami





Probably the most famous of all the carrier pigeons was one named Cher Ami, two French words meaning "Dear Friend". Cher Ami several months on the front lines during the Fall of 1918. He flew 12 important missions to deliver messages. Perhaps the most important was the message he carried on October 4, 1918.

Mr. Charles Whittlesey was a lawyer in New York, but when the United States called for soldiers to help France regain its freedom, Whittlesey joined the Army and went to Europe to help. He was made the commander of a battalion of soldiers in the 77th Infantry Division, known as "The Liberty Division" because most of the men came from New York and wore a bright blue patch on their shoulders that had on it the STATUE OF LIBERTY.

On October 3, 1918 Major Whittlesey and more than 500 men were trapped in a small depression on the side of the hill. Surrounded by enemy soldiers, many were killed and wounded in the first day. By the second day only a little more than 200 men were still alive or unwounded.

Major Whittlesey sent out several pigeons to tell his commanders where he was, and how bad the trap was. The next afternoon he had only one pigeon left, Cher Ami.

During the afternoon the American Artillery tried to send some protection by firing hundreds of big artillery rounds into the ravine where the Germans surrounded Major Whittlesey and his men. Unfortunately, the American commanders didn't know exactly where the American soldiers were, and started dropping the big shells right on top of them. It was a horrible situation that might have resulted in Major Whittlesey and all his men getting killed--by their own army.

Major Whittlesey called for his last pigeon, Cher Ami. He wrote a quick and simple note, telling the men who directed the artillery guns where the Americans were located and asking them to stop. The note that was put in the canister on Cher Ami's left leg simply said:

"We are along the road parallel to 276.4.
"Our own artillery is dropping a barrage directly on us.
"For heaven's sake, stop it."

As Cher Ami tried to fly back home, the Germans saw him rising out of the brush and opened fire. For several minutes, bullets zipped through the air all around him. For a minute it looked like the little pigeon was going to fall, that he wasn't going to make it. The doomed American infantrymen were crushed, their last home was plummeting to earth against a very heavy attack from German bullets.

Somehow Cher Ami managed to spread his wings and start climbing again, higher and higher beyond the range of the enemy guns. The little bird flew 25 miles in only 25 minutes to deliver his message. The shelling stopped, and more than 200 American lives were saved...all because the little bird would never quit trying.

On his last mission, Cher Ami was badly wounded. When he finally reached his coop, he could fly no longer, and the soldier that answered the sound of the bell found the little bird laying on his back, covered in blood. He had been blinded in one eye, and a bullet had hit his breastbone, making a hole the size of a quarter. From that awful hole, hanging by just a few tendons, was the almost severed leg of the brave little bird. Attached to that leg was a silver canister, with the all-important message. Once again, Cher Ami wouldn't quit until he had finished his job.

Cher Ami became the hero of the 77th Infantry Division, and the medics worked long and hard to patch him up. When the French soldiers that the Americans were fighting to help learned they story of Cher Ami's bravery and determination, they gave him one of their own country's great honors. Cher Ami, the brave carrier pigeon was presented a medal called the French Croix de guerre with a palm leaf.

Though the dedicated medics saved Cher Ami's life, they couldn't save his leg. The men of the Division were careful to take care of the little bird that had saved 200 of their friends, and even carved a small wooden leg for him. When Cher Ami was well enough to travel, the little one-legged hero was put on a boat to the United States. The commander of all of the United States Army, the great General John J. Pershing, personally saw Cher Ami off as he departed France.

Back in the United States the story of Cher Ami was told again and again. The little bird was in the newspapers, magazines, and it seemed that everyone knew his name. He became one of the most famous heroes of World War I. Years after the war a man named Harry Webb Farrington decided to put together a book of poems and short stories about the men and heroes of World War I. When his book was published, it contained a special poem dedicated to Cher Ami:

Cher Ami died of his multiple war wounds on June 13, 1919--less than a year after he had completed his service to the United States Army Signal Corps. Upon his death a taxidermist preserved the small pigeon for future generations, a bird with a story th









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