Sunday, August 20, 2017

Ring The Bells of Heaven

A bell is not a bell  until your ring it. A song is not a song until you sing it! Love in your heart wasn't put there to stay, love isn't love until you give it away. Oscar Hammerstine II
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These bells hang on top of Bayshore Gardens Community Church. My TOPS club meets here each Thursday

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Babbling Bout Batteries...

My Battery Soap Box Sermon Rant, which is titled Just Sayin we need Battery Awareness (Babbling Bout Batteries). 
We are using batteries  to destroy our earth.
I counted the batteries in our home for this post and am Shocked to the Core.
We have 59 things in our home that require batteries
2 hearing aids
1 BP monitor
7 watches (really?)
2 clocks
9 wireless devices, (kindles, laptops, tablets, phones, mice, keyboards
3 home phones
5 TV remotes
4 Radio control transmitters
6 lithium batteries to fly RC planes
1 Cordless dust buster
2 calculators
9 flashlights, 5 in house 4 in garage
2 car batteries
3 cameras

Do  the math.
323 million in USA,
China 1 Billion,
Florida 22 million..
Multiply by what is in each home.
236 million cell phone batteries in USA alone
On our street in 4 blocks there are 6 homes with 5 cars each home.

PLUS! a few things we don't have in our home
Lighted Christmas Village
Singing Frosty Snowman
Wireless doorbell
Smoke alarms
Lego Clocks
Game controllers
Spinning Toothbrushes
Face Scrubbers
Last but not least, is there anyone that doesn't have battery powered candles? Yowsa!
I forgot I have those to...
the LIST goes on and on and on.
I JUST READ THIS TO BOB, he has several things in the garage I was not aware of.
like a battery tester that uses batteries.. OH MY!
NOPE! I don't have the answer
And don't even get me started ON BOTTLES WATER
Batteries are made from a variety of chemicals to power their reactions. Some of these chemicals, such as nickel and cadmium, are extremely toxic and can cause damage to humans and the environment. In particular, they can cause soil and water pollution and endanger wildlife. Excerpt from Clean Up Austraila PDF file HERE

Friday, August 18, 2017

Cereus Chalybaeus on Flower Friday

My neighbors night blooming cactus. Closed during daylight, open at night.

Cereus chalybaeus (named from Greek/Latin signifying A Torch) also known as Columnar Cacti

You're look really sharp, guys! I aloe you vera much.. and cacti puns are succulent. Now, go hug a cactus... sorry I am so thorny today...