A Facebook friend posted a scathing description of her neighbor. The words, "selfish," and "irresponsible" were used to describe him. His offense, he watered his rose bushes during a drought. Many of the 32 responses urged her to report him to the city. She posted she already had. I didn't enter a response or hit … Continue reading Before you report your neighbor for wasting water– read this
I woke this morning thinking of tomatoes. Last night I sliced a tomato for my salad and noticed its perfect resemblance to a heart. My kids giggled at the shape. I photographed it before it was diced into imperfect squares. The season for tomatoes is coming to and end. Yes, I can find tomatoes year-long … Continue reading Why eat tomatoes in season?
Outside of water, tea is the second most popular beverage of choice in the world. Tea plants prosper in hot, rainy climates. This explains the water footprint of 5.5 gallons of water needed to cultivate the leaves in a single tea bag. The largest producer of tea is China followed by India and Kenya. I … Continue reading A Cup of Tea and Tisane (Tisane Recipe)
Thanksgiving is officially over and Christmas time is now here (ready or not). It is time to move aside the pumpkins and replace them with holly and snowmen. On my front porch sits a radio flyer stacked with small pumpkins that were spared the carving knife on hallows eve. It seems a shame to throw … Continue reading Pumpkins and Water
I was first introduced to the concept of water footprint poolside at a hotel in Newport Beach. I reclined on my lounge chair with a book about water and a cold beer to refresh me on a hot Summer day. My beer, I learned had a water footprint of sixty-five gallons. The algorithm used to … Continue reading Green Eggs and Water
Water is colorless. In the virtual world of water footprints water has been assigned the colors blue, green and grey. Water sourced from ground water, reservoirs, and rivers that scribble across the landscape is considered blue water. Rain water is green water. Grey water is water that has been tainted with pollutants. I hunt for … Continue reading Color and Water