Saturday, July 25, 2009

Saturday Photohunt - Utensils

This year the monsoons in Mumbai arrived late due to which the lakes supplying water to the city were drying up. This resulted in severe water shortage and restricted water supply, leading to people using all available utensils to store water in homes. Fortunately with the arrival of the monsoons the situation has improved and the lakes are filling up!
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21 comments:

  1. We all have our problems, don't we? Here in Florida we have to be prepared for hurricanes...so we stock up on water. Then, if it looks like one will hit, we fill up bathtubs and every other container with fresh water...

    Crazy but necessary!

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  2. Have to admit that we're blessed here in Seattle in that a water shortage is not one of our problems. Having said that, this has been the driest spring/early summer in years, so grass and plants are drying up more than usual! Great post as always!

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  3. We've been short on rain here in Minnesota, too. Finally, this week, we received a lot of rain - hurrah!

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  4. We know very well the value of water!

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  5. This photo certainly brings home your point. A serious situation.
    Israel is running out of water year by year. I wonder if I will be posting a similar photo someday.

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  6. Must be difficult to be run out of water!
    Have a nice weekend:)

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  7. Drought - something we also know too well in Australia, though it has been a good autumn for rain in Sydney.
    Have you ever dreamed of romance on the high seas? Sydney Daily Photo

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  8. Ouch - the drought must have hurt. Not a problem this year in London however!

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  9. I fear that that will be our case here in Texas also. We have been in a severe drought for months....

    Mine is posted...this time it's sewing/crafting utensils. If you have a minute or two from your busy day, I hope you'll stop by to view.

    Have a great weekend.

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  10. Yes we now the value of water !!!
    In our country no problems :)

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  11. It is winter now in Australia. This is usually a rainy period for us! We are getting rain but not always in water catchment areas. Sydney NSW seems to have filled their dams, but here in Melbourne Victoria, we are at 26% and still on water restrictions! Perhaps we'll be using utensils this way this summer!

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  12. Great shot and very informative post!Thanks a lot for sharing!
    Have a nice weekend
    Léia

    Bonjour Luxembourg

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  13. your water vessel collection looks interesting - coca-cola bottles are very versatile!

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  14. Just shows that anything without a hole can be used to hold water. I like the coke bottle!

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  15. I had no idea. Thanks for such an illuminating moment. Living in the Great Lakes area, I tend to take such things for granted!

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  16. Sometimes even where I live no water
    and fill all the pots and bottles.
    It almost seems like my picture!
    :-)

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  17. last winter we had a terrible freeze and our pipes busted we used anything and everything to hold onto water

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  18. Ah yes, I too have lived and slept between the buckets at times!!

    Aloha * Namaste

    Comfort Spiral

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  19. My "utensil" for the PhotoHunter challenge is also stainless steel...

    http://mudpuddle.wordpress.com/2009/07/27/photohunter-utensil/

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  20. We had a record breaking drought here two summers ago and this kind of thing became a very common sight. I forget how long it lasted now, but the local reservoirs were down to a 90-day supply. It got pretty scary for a while.

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