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BLOG ARCHIVES: 2018-Apr

Pinhole Photography Day
By: Admin    April 27 2018 , 08:00 am
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Category: Photography , Facts
April 29th, 2018 is Pinhole Photography Day!Celebrated annually on the last Sunday of April, this day gives photography enthusiasts the chance to appreciate the pinhole camera.Nowadays, it seems like technology is advancing with every breath. VHS tapes became DVDs, which then became digital downloads. Cellphones have replaced traditional landline phones. Digital cameras are the new film camera. Although it is hard to find a VHS tape or landline phone today, there is still a large appreciation for the camera in all its forms. Pinhole Photography Day is just one of those ways to celebrate this wonderful tool.What Is A Pinhole Camera?The first detailed sketches and ideas that shaped the pinhole camera date back to famous Italian Renaissance inventor and artist, Leonardo Da Vinci in 1485. The images went from being projected on the wall to being printed on film in 1850, thanks to Sir David Brewster, a Scot...
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Low Maintenance Plants for Beginners
By: Admin    April 26 2018 , 02:20 pm
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Category: Gardening , Plant Care
Looking for easy greenery? Gardening and planting are one of the most stress-relieving activities one can enjoy. However, not everyone is born with a natural green thumb. When starting your outdoor garden or indoor garden for the first time, there are a few plants that are easier to care for than others, putting you on the right track to gardening success. Hardy Plant OptionsOne of the factors that play into whether a plant will be hard to kill in your region is its hardiness. Put very basically, a plant’s hardiness is its ability to withstand hot and cold temperatures. A coneflower is a wonderful option for beginners. It has a hardiness of three all the way through nine, which means it can tolerate hot summers as well as a little frost. They are relatively drought-resistant as well! Besides being easy to care for they bring some benefits along with them. They come in a variety of colors su...
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The Dangers of Feeding Wildlife
By: Admin    April 25 2018 , 01:48 pm
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Category: Animals , Nature
Why shouldn’t you feed wildlife? The idea of a deer coming up to you and eating straight out of the palm of your hand sounds like such a surreal and perfect moment. However, this is one fairytale moment that should come with a warning label. Feeding wildlife can have a long-lasting negative effect on the life of the animal, in many cases. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but in general, it is a good idea to avoid feeding wildlife.Why is Feeding Dangerous?One of the main reasons to not feed wildlife is the bond it creates. This may sound exactly like what you are wanting, but not everyone has the same kind-hearted intentions for the animal in question. If deer or other wildlife start to imprint on humans, they lose their sense of fear which could make them a much easier target for hunters or a nuisance in an urban environment. Especially if you are feeding from your car, the animals will learn...
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How to Start an Indoor Garden
By: Admin    April 24 2018 , 11:57 am
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Category: Home , Gardening
Gardening Indoors A yard or garden is not necessary to indulge your green thumb! Many plants can thrive indoors with the right care. Setting the Stage With a few purchases at a home goods store, you can set up a chic garden indoors. There are numerous ways to set up an eye-catching indoor garden that will not require lots of space. Utilize your walls for hanging arrangements or add shelving to create dramatic texture to your garden.Many stores sell fixtures that can arrange plants nicely. This baker’s rack from Hayneedle can be used to arrange plants in an attractive way. There are cheaper options too, such as this garden stand from Walmart.You can also display plants in terrariums, vases, bowls, or terra cotta pots to fit the style of your garden.Lighting NeedsBring the sun indoors to your garden!Most plants need about 14 to 16 hours of sunlight a day in order to thrive. Even lig...
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How to Keep Wildlife Out of Your Garden
By: Admin    April 23 2018 , 11:59 am
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Category: Gardening , Animals
Guard Your Garden!One of the biggest headaches any gardener will face when they start to see success is furry little thieves. Although adorable, creatures like deer, squirrels, groundhogs, rabbits, and moles will eat and destroy your hard work. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to try and prevent this.The first step is to identify what animal the invader is. A fence is a good option for keeping critters out, but if your animal problem is deer, they can jump right over the fence. If your garden has squirrel invaders, they can simply climb over fences. Look for tracks and patterns specific to the animals in your region that match the ones in your garden. Once you have figured out what creatures are causing mayhem, you can plan your next move!Fighting with FencingPutting up a fence will keep out critters such as rabbits and other small mammals. Making the fence taller could at least make it ...
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