Friday, October 06, 2017

A Power of the Sun Weekly Link Round-Up

Y'all might remember that our house has a large bank of solar panels on the roof. Denis and I both think it makes sense to harness the power of the Arizona sun, and we always have a surplus of electricity to sell back to Salt River Project. We've gone solar in other ways, too.

We have solar fountains and lights in the back garden, and that large yellow duck you see in the pool is solar-powered, too. 

You may take a look at those large blue rings and think that aliens have landed and are holding a convention at Casa Kittling, but they take advantage of the sun to warm the water in the pool. We got them too late to prolong this season's pool time, but I'm really hoping that they'll be the bees' knees for next year, allowing me to get in sooner and stay in longer. By the way, if you think you see a snake in the pool, that's the garden hose. I decided to interrupt fountain and birdbath filling to take a photo.

Time to wind up the hose and head out to the corral. I have some links that want to tickle your fancy. Head 'em up! Mooooooooooove 'em out!


►Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
  • Ancient shipwrecks discovered at the depths of the Black Sea's Dead Zone are perfectly preserved after thousands of years. 
  • Archaeologists in Norway may have unearthed a Viking boat grave.
  • The discovery of porpoise bones at a medieval site on an English Channel island has mystified archaeologists. 
  • Archaeologists don't always need to dig-- they've got drones.

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►Fascinating Folk◄
  • Celebrate 150 years of Arthur Rackham, the illustrator who brought children's books to life. 
  • Victoria and Abdul: the friendship that scandalized England.
  • Author Attica Locke on the rise of the Aryan Brotherhood, and never quite leaving East Texas.

►I ♥ Lists◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!


  1. I love the idea of using solar power where you can, Cathy. It makes sense on so many levels! Now, that shipwreck is calling to me...oooh, and a boat grave, too? Off I go!

  2. I think we all should have solar panels, but they are so expensive that most of us will never have them.

    I'm going to check out some of those links.

    1. The company we got ours from had a great deal. They shouldn't be so expensive, but those who are so worried about their stock portfolios can't seem to understand that they could still reap all that $$$ if they would just embrace new technology instead of trying to bury it.


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