Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Doors of Rome

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Rome is an amazing city, no need for me to wax poetic.  I'll let the photos do the talking and romancing, because after all - a picture is worth a thousand words...  Or 5,000, if I get to talking about'em.  But sometimes you just want to scroll through some beautiful photos, so here you go!


I took these shots during my travels through Europe last year.  If you care to read more and see lots of photos from the cities I visited, check out the links below.  I'm still not done posting about my adventures in all fourteen cities.  With literally thousands of photos to share and things to talk about, there's always a new post in the works.  Stay tuned for periodic updates to the list:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands:

Ghent, Belgium:


Brugge, Belgium

Brussels, Belgium

Paris, France

Saint Jean De Luz, France

San Sebastian, Spain

Madrid, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Marseille, France

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Venice, Italy

Florence, Italy

Rome, Italy


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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Water Hyacinth: Using Abundant Invasive Plants for Food, Fertilizer, & Biofuel


Before I started working on this post, I didn't know much about the Water Hyacinth.  When I began researching, I found out that it's called Eichhornia crassipes, a plant native to the Amazon Water Basin, and highly invasive outside of its native territory - particularly here in Florida waterways.  After reading that, I was unsure whether or not I should do a post glorifying the beauty of this plant.  However, something in my mind kept pushing me to read a bit further.  Well, there was a reason for that intuition, because after a bit more research I learned some really cool things about the Water Hyacinth that could change the way it's viewed and treated.