Posts Tagged ‘rain’

Weather

Sunday, August 30th, 2015


The two cones at left are young and old cones from the same pine tree (I forget the variety); same with the ones on the right, but from a blue atlas cedar. Plus an oak leaf from the trees that sway dangerously over the house

After months of drought in Vancouver, an almost cartoon storm arrived.

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Rain chains or kusari toi

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Kusari toi (sometimes translitered “doi”)—the Japanese characters are 鎖樋 which translates literally as “chain gutters”—are known in English as rain chains. They are used in Japan as downspouts to direct rain from a gutter to the ground, where it either flows into a gravel or pebble bed or into some sort of catchment.

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Lost budgie – he really likes mirrors and is a very good flyer

Friday, March 26th, 2010

In the “on the fridge” category.

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Solar house competition – Solar Decathlon, Washington DC

Friday, October 16th, 2009

It’s pouring rain and cold in Washington so it doesn’t seem very solar. But it was fun to see all the solar, off-the-power-grid houses in the Solar Decathlon competition sponsored by the U.S. Dept of Energy. All my photos of the houses are here; more information is on the website here.

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If we had this drainpipe in Vancouver, would the rain seem more tolerable?

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Probably not. Dresden drainpipe system, via badbanana.

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