Saturday, June 20, 2015

9 Glamping (camping in style) Tents

I have been camping but never in style. My idea of camping is finding the nearest motel. (no room service)

No, we used to camp with a group of friends in California and I must admit that I did just fine! In my opinion.
But if I had these tents ready for me, I might have camped out more.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Similarities Between Haute Couture and Landscapes

We all know that fashion is wearable art. To watch a fashion show is watching movable art. Now, let's compare the runway with Mother Nature.

Elie Saab S/S 2014 & Sunset

 Monique Lhuillier S/S 2014 & Fire In The Sky in California by Aydin Palabiyikoglu.

 Blumarine S/S 2015 & Japanese Cherry Blossoms.

 Yiqing Yin F/W 2012/13 & Sea surface

 Carolina Herrera Fall 2015 RTW & Rice Field of Yunnan, China by Isabelle Chauvel.

 Stephane Rolland S/S 2012 & Valley of the Glaciers – Satellite Image Of Patagonia (Chile) By NASA.

 Elie Saab S/S 2012 & Tropical Beach.

 Elie Saab S/S 2015 & Oceanscape Photography.

Gosia Baczynska S/S 2014 & Beautiful Fields.
Blanka Matragi S/S 2012 & Ocean.

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Until we meet again,


Never let some bully make you a victim. Speak out against Bullying in the Work Place.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

What happened to the American Dream

What happened to the American Dream - Corporate America.

Obama Care is a good example of the demise of the America Dream. They were told that they had to give health insurance to their workers.

Their response was let's cut the employee's hours. We don't have to cover them if they aren't full time.

Their response should have been - it is about time. My employee's who is entrust my company's success. Instead they cut hours.

Let me ask you corporate Americans - if your company depended on machines that has to be calibrated every 6 months. I doubt very much that they would fail in keeping their machines in top working conditions. No, if one of the machines goes down it could catastrophic to the business.

Why are the welfare of their employees be any different. Wal Mart finally figured out that if they pay their employees a fair and living wages and provided benefits that they would have employees that who care about turning a profit. Don't forget retention powers that will follow. They would have better behavior from their employees.

Gravity Payments, a small internet company promises to raise the minimum wage to $70,000 over a period of 4 years. Mr. Price, who started the Seattle-based credit-card payment processing firm in 2004 at the age of 19, said he would pay for the wage increases by cutting his own salary from nearly $1 million to $70,000 and using 75 to 80 percent of the company’s anticipated $2.2 million in profit this year. Link

Mr. Price said he wanted to do something to address the issue of inequality, although his proposal “made me really nervous” because he wanted to do it without raising prices for his customers or cutting back on service.

The American Worker has always been exploited, from Carnegie to Rockefeller. It amazes me that these law suits were against monopolies not inhumane working environments. Why would you take better care of your machinery and not your employees.

This is a plural society that should keep themselves in check. Why hasn't the American worker part of this society?    

And to all of you worthless hippies who were going to change the world - Thank you for the corporate greed and  underhandedly destroy an economy.   I think that those of you that are left in corporations - maybe you should go back to smoking the weed.  It must have given you an insight to society that you have lost.

No, here is an idea - stop drug testing. Drug testing is a form of self incrimination and should be outlawed by the Supreme Court. Plus it is a huge hole that corporations keep throwing money. Does this make sense - not even the White House will randomly test for drugs after employment.  Why should it be a criteria for employment. You will only get the pot smokers - and isn't weed legal in DC.

Employers - your employees should be considered your best tool for success - not an expendable one.

Until we meet again,

Thursday, June 4, 2015

10 Famous Sea Stacks From Around the World

A stack or sea stack is a rock formation made up of a steep or upright column or columns of rock in the sea near a coast. They are formed when part of a headland is eroded by water crashing against the rock or as a result of wind erosion. These impressive formations are intricately created by nature only through time, tide and wind. Here are 10 famous sea stack formations from around the World.

1. Dun Briste, Ireland

 Dun Briste, a spectacular sea-stack, estimated to be approximately 50 metres (165ft) in height, stands 80 metres (260ft) off Downpatrick Head, in the town-land of Knockaun, east of Ballycastle, Ireland. Downpatrick Head is where the Atlantic has gouged a huge bay from the mighty cliffs and their summits scoured of all vegetation except grass by the ceaseless ocean winds.
 Each year, Downpatrick is frequented by birdwatchers, who come to observe and record the many different species which take up positions on the stratified face of the stack as the seasons change. In May and early June, the headland itself is a blaze of colour when the sea-pink comes into bloom.Link

2. Sail Rock, Russia

 Sail Rock is a natural sandstone monolith located on the shore of the Black Sea, in Krasnodar Krai, Russia. It resembles the outline of a ship’s sail, hence its name. The monolith lies 17 km (10.5mi) to the southeast of Gelendzhik, near the village of Praskoveyevka (which is about 500 meters (1,650ft) from the coast) and the farmstead of Dzhankhot (approximately twice that distance from the coast).Map

3. Old Man of Hoy, Scotland, UK
The Old Man of Hoy is a 449 feet (137m) sea stack on the island of Hoy. It is a distinctive landmark from the Thurso to Stromness ferry and was first climbed in 1966. This stack is an red sandstone stack, perched on a plinth of basalt rock. It stands close to Rackwick Bay on the west coast of the island of Hoy, in the Orkney Islands, Scotland.


The stack is probably less than 400 years old and may not get much older, as there are indications that it may soon collapse. On maps drawn between 1600 and 1750, the area appears as a headland with no sea stack. William Daniell, a landscape painter, sketched the sea stack in 1817 as a wider column with a smaller top section and an arch at the base, from which it derived its name. A print of this drawing is still available in local museums. Sometime in the early 19th century, a storm washed away one of the legs leaving it much as it is today, although erosion continues. Map

4. Risin og Kellingin, Faroe Islands
Risin og Kellingin (Risin and Kellingin) are two sea stacks just off the northern coast of the island of Eysturoy in the Faroe Islands close to the town of Eiði. The name Risin og Kellingin means The Giant and the Witch and relates to an old legend about their origins. The Giant (Risin) is the 71m (233ft) stack further from the coast, and the witch (Kellingin) is the 68m (223ft) pointed stack nearer land, standing with her legs apart.Link
 The stacks can be viewed by walking north from Eiði then turning east towards the coast and following the low cliffs for a short way. Other good views can be had on a clear day from Tjørnuvík on the island of Streymoy. Faroese geologists predict that Kellingin, which currently stands on two legs, will fall into the sea sometime in the next few decades during the winter storms. Already part of the stack broke off at the beginning of the twentieth century.Map
5. Ko Tapu, Thailand
Ko Tapu is a limestone rock about 20 metres (66 ft) tall with the diameter increasing from about 4 metres (13 ft) near the water level to about 8 metres (26 ft) at the top. It lies about 40 metres (130 ft) to the west from the northern part of Khao Phing Kan (a pair of islands on the west coast of Thailand). Link

 A scientific version of the Ko Tapu formation says that the area was a barrier reef. Then, upon tectonic movements, it ruptured, and its parts were dispersed over the area and flooded by the rising ocean. Wind, waves, water currents and tides gradually eroded the islands thus formed, sometimes producing peculiar shapes, such as Ko Tapu. Tide-related erosion is visible at the bottom of the rock.Maps
6. Ball’s Pyramid, Australia
 Ball's Pyramid is 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Lord Howe Island in the Pacific Ocean. It is 562 metres (1,844 ft) high, while measuring only 1,100 metres (3,600 ft) in length and 300 metres (980 ft) across, making it the tallest volcanic stack in the world.  Ball's Pyramid is part of the Lord Howe Island Marine Park. Link

In 2001, a large species of insect commonly known as a tree lobster or Lord Howe Island stick insect was discovered clinging to the stack eighty years after it was believed to have gone extinct. Rats introduced to the larger islands are to blame for the six-inch insect’s demise. Scientists captured several insects to breed, which they finally did successfully, and may be introduced to the mainland. Link1, Link2, Map

7. Kicker Rock, Galapagos, Ecuador
 Kicker Rock, also called the Sleeping Lion is a rocky formation and popular dive destination on the western side of Isla San Cristobal, the easternmost island in the Galápagos archipelago. Link

 This gigantic rock raises 500 feet (152m) straight from the ocean and represents the remains of a lava cone, now split in two. There is a mild current that passes through the two rocks, which attracts hammerhead and Galápagos sharks. Kicker Rock is also home to a large colony of sea birds. Link Maps

8. Old Harry Rocks, UK
 The Old Harry Rocks are two chalk stacks located on the Dorset coast in the south of England. The rocks mark the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast. The cliffs here are mainly made up of chalk, with some bands of flint within them.
  The sea stacks are continuously being eroded by the sea and are therefore an ever-changing feature. In the 18th century, people could still walk from the mainland to Old Harry, which is the stack at the end nearest to the sea.
 Map Link
9. The Twelve Apostles, Australia
 The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. Their proximity to one another has made the site a popular tourist attraction. Tourism activities (including helicopter tours) are conducted from a visitor centre, situated on the inland side of the Great Ocean Road; with parking and viewing areas. Parks Victoria classifies the structure as nationally significant, with the area being one of Victoria's major tourist features; attracting approximately two million visitors a year. Parks Victoria was responsible for the construction of board-walks, tracks, and viewing areas.  Link
10. Tri Brata, Russia
 At the entrance of Avacha Bay lies Tri Brata, a trio of scenic stacks which is considered a symbol of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the main city of Kamchatka Krai, Russia.
The name is Russian which literally means "Three Brothers". Legend has it that three brothers who went to defend a town from a tsunami turned into pillars of stone. Link

The link to all of these wonderful and informative articles is Link

Until we meet again,
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