Showing posts with label Wasting Less. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wasting Less. Show all posts

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Old Lamps, New Bulbs

A Bradley & Hubbard Rayo Hurricane Lamp.
Many old lamps were built for the more"dim" incandescent bulbs of 40, even 25 watts.

Now, the growing availability of energy efficient lighting has made it possible to promote these old lamps to primary lighting sources for a room.  The twisty, compact fluorescent lights were the first generation of these new bulbs that allowed the equivalent of 75 or 100 "watts" of light at a power draw of well under 25w.  And for those who have anathema to overhead lighting and use a lot of lamps , not only is the lower wattage appreciated,  but the significantly longer life is as well.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

A Case for Saving Old Bulidings

Original Photographs, Old and New, from Archives
Granite Hall imbues the surrounding coastal Maine village with charm.  But this structure (photograph above from around 1969) could have easily vanished.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Single Image

Wind Turbine, Wiscasset, Maine

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sero Shirts

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Picking Up the CSA

At this week's CSA pick-up were...

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Audubon's Hog Island, Bremen, Maine

The infrastructure is of a past era; the ornithology and other naturalist work contribute to the future.

Hog Island Audubon Camp is located in Muscongus Bay, 65 miles north of Portland, Maine.  Here they protect critical seabird habitats and host popular 6-day nature programs for adults, teens, and families.
The island embodies the full natural beauty of the Maine Coast.  But is also has facilities that recall the traditional summer camp environment, kept fresh, purposeful, and inviting.