Thursday, January 3, 2008

"The Secret Life of Minerals"

We love living in The City of Springs. But there are drawbacks. Mineral residue. Above is a shot of the inside of a pan, in which I have boiled lots of water. {My "home made humidifier." I hate the real things, since they are hard to keep totally clean. And unless that's done, germs can grow in them, and be spread in your air.} So, I simmer plain water on the stove.

But this is what the pan looks like, when it's not had the mineral residue "scraped out" of it, in a few days.

Needless to say, this is an inexpensive pan and will be discarded, when Winter is over and we no longer need to put humidity into our air.