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Monday, May 3, 2010

5,000 Gallons A Day

Gulf Shores, AL
(did i say 5, is more like 25,000 barrels a day as has been updated today)
But if you are drilling for oil in my ocean.....go away.
*Alabama Coast.

Dr. Beach,” has been ranking America’s top ten beaches. In 2008 he named Caladesi the best beach in America. Fortunately, the Florida Park Service began acquiring the property on Caladesi Island in 1966, 
ensuring that it will be preserved in its natural state 

for generations to come. I don't think so......!!!

Beautiful Gulf of Mexico Sunset
Bradington Florida

The sugar sand beaches of the panhandle. ( it is really more like powdered sugar)
There are really no beaches like them.

a powder white sand beach in southwest Florida
Naples Florida

I hope these are G-d's foot prints in the sand.
We are going to need him!
And for will be nothing less than a miracle if this oil volcano under the sea can be stopped from flooding out into the ocean.
Let's face it, all the oceans run into each other.
What will happen to the porpoises ???
...and everything else in the ocean?
This oil rig F--k up is nothing less than a crime against humanity in my eyes.
This oil screw up will eventually creep all the way to the other side of Florida ( into the Atalntic) if they can't stop the oil from gushing into the Gulf.

Are you watching the news?
How do you feel about this tragedy?
Am I over-reacting????


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  1. Woo Renee! This post packs a punch. What has happened is a terrible tragedy. I heard that the chemicals used to "clean" up a spill like this could potentially do more harm than good in the long run.

    I'm certainly no expert on any of this. What I do realize is that the USA needs to supply our own fuels and not be dependent on any other county. Unfortunately, a spill is a risk our nation has had to take in order to provide what it's citizens demand. Supply and demand, you know.

    Gee, I did jump right in didn't I? Hope you are doing well!

  2. The situation is chilling. It's hard to believe this can be continuing. Things good and bad are always done in a big way in the US, including 'accidents.'

  3. I felt sick listening to the news this morning....I just hope desperately they can halt the disaster. xv

  4. No you are not over-reacting. Does no one think of cause and consequence anymore? When they drill these wells do they not consider what may happen and how they would fix it up when it did? Why do they wait until it has happened, and then take days before they can action anything but blame? These disasters are becoming far too common. I've pinched one of your photos hope you don't mind!

  5. Renee I've used that photo on tonights post xoxo

  6. How do I feel - sick. It is way past time to expand our use of other technologies (solar, wind,hydro, etc. and use our ingenuity to make them affordable) Fossil fuel is not sustainable.

  7. Hear-hear! Excellent post!

    (I'm feeling very landlocked up here)

  8. They have to stop the leaking.

    This oil spill is a catastrophe. The magnitude of damage is beyond human comprehension~ even for the experts.

    It will be decades before things are anywhere back to normal.

  9. I am with you Renee. It is terrible and all countries should have to find their own fuelling methods instead of risking the ocean every time they have to move some. Our precious Great Barrier Reef just went through a spill and it is sickening.

    btw...I tagged you!
    Ness xx

  10. I am beyond sad over all of this and I can't help wonder how it all got so out of control...why aren't we smarter and more proactive in our solutions???

  11. thank all of you for the GREAT comments.


    keep em' coming....i enjoy hearing that their are others who are just as disgusted as myself!

  12. Renee isn't it awful
    all the birds covered with oil, and sea life. I did't know the chemicals were harmfull.
    We make our own problems.
    I hope we can fix them.

    Love mamma xxxx

  13. It's a crime against Life itself! The planet is being destroyed by fear and greed, literally..., my opinion of course. You can only hope that this IS a wake-up call!!

    Maya @ Completely Coastal & Daily Vitamin Sea

  14. Not at all- it is horrible.

  15. Renee, this can all be changed by voting every incumbent in DC out of office with each upcoming election. They get paid by lobbyists to ignore conservation efforts, to ignore banking regulation that has teeth. 99 times out of 100 - it's all about money. We need to take our country back. And, we need to listen to T. Boone Pickins of Texas.

  16. so with you on this renee.

    when i first heard of this my thoughts immediately were "on no, the poor animals". the scope of this is beyond what we can truly comprehend. what can we do? how much more can we destroy? where is the urgency in this disaster?

    it is sickening and can't bear the consequences. when i lived in florida we visited caladesi frequently, what a lovely speck of land
    great topic and so so sad

    on last count it was 25,000 barrels of oil a day that is spewing into the gulf.

    i am sick over it.

  18. I grew up on the beaches of Southern California, spent the last nine years living on the Gulf of Mexico in Florida (just miles from Caledesi) and just moved to Coastal Georgia. To say I love the beach is an understatement. I am heartbroken, sickened, and devastated over this oil spill.

    Those who have been shouting, "Drill, baby, drill" never even thought about the consequences their words could face. Even now they want to continue to drive their SUVs while they lament over the present situation. Overcoming dependence on foreign oil starts at home — not by putting our oceans, beaches, and wildlife at risk, but it starts right in your very own gas tank!

    Crap, we have become an ignorant, greedy society that puts our wants above all else. Can someone please tell me why we don't look to ourselves for solutions? The environment is a precious commodity and as the world's biggest consumers, we have been granted its stewardship.

    Is it really so hard people to drive a car that gets even decent gas mileage? The majority of us can't even change the lightbulbs we use or spend 99 cents for a reusable grocery bag.

    We're really good at rallying together after a devastating event occurs, in my opinion, we would be much better off rallying around preventative solutions!

    Okay, I'm getting off my soapbox.

  19. Hi Renee'
    native Pensacolian here..
    I can attest to the beauty of the pandhandle beaches of Florida..
    indeed the sands are sugary white, so fine the "squeak' when one walks through it..
    I roamed those wild and native beaches long before any commercialism or major thoroughfares was ever thought of!
    ..and they are far..
    sadly,am so afraid once the oil starts washing ashore, we will not ever see pristine again..sea life will be destroyed,nesting birds will be impacted,environmental elements will take a toll, but economically,the region will be hit hard in an already fragile economy. so many rely on the waters for their livelihood..
    Did anyone realize the Exxon-Valdez incident occured 20 years ago..
    CBS did a report on Sunday..
    the impact of that oil spill disaster is still being felt..
    and the President just days before the disaster had agreed to open our protected Florida waters to join the other Gulf states in off shore drilling..hopefully his eyes are wide open NOW!
    I think we need to start voting everyone of the idiots in office in Washington DC..OUT!
    We the people should be protecting our God given resouces by being good stewards..
    RESPECT,recycle,reuse, reinvent!
    so Renee', I've rambled,because like you and the others..
    I am just heartsick..
    and fearful that all the other aging oil platforms out there in the gulf will start falling apart..
    and our beautiful Gulf will become a cesspool of oil debris..
    not to mention we are rapidly approaching hurricane season..
    sad and tearful..

  20. No you're absolutly not over reacting.
    Something I don't understand is: when you build something, that could harm the nature (well...that is what most things human been have been constructing since forever) why don't they, before starting to build,think about a solution in case it fucks up?! And once -again- the animals have to suffer for the human idiocy! One day the human will suffer from it too, as much as the animals, and then we'll regret all what we did... How much is the world fucked up?!

  21. As someone who lives along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, my heart breaks over this oil spill! Every water way in the world is interconnected so when oil spills in one place we should all be outraged! The most frustrating part to me is that they seem to have made no provisions as to how to stop a leak like this quickly and effectively! Man made errors once again wreaking havoc on nature! A true tragedy!


  22. No, You are not over reacting. It is a major disaster for America, the oceans and sea life for years to come.

    We may not be able to stop this from happening again. We can however take other measures like thinking about our trash and recycling that also causes harm to the oceans and life within it.

  23. Anonymous18:14

    Drill baby drill is about greed, and the willingness at government level to cross fingers and hope for the best, then cave in to the oil interests. That doesn't work!

    It shouldn't take a sickening tragedy like this - with irremediable consequences! - for us to implement a better way to harvest energy, and soon.

  24. You don't even want to get me started on this subject! I'm right in the middle of it...I live on the Alabama coast! We own a gulf front condo that we rent (this rental has does very well for us for the past seven years) and we are also in the real estate business...I'm sure that this has said enough about how we are feeling...very SAD and upset! Our beaches are sooooo just can't get a better beach than ours here on the gulf coast! Please pray for us...thanks all we can do.


  25. What a really great post.
    Sure makes you think about the energy and gas that you use on a daily basis.
    I for one...wish we were way more bike friendly. If we were I would most certainly ride my bike everywhere.
    Thanks for your post!!!!
    Made me stop for a moment and really think about what I am doing.

  26. here's the real deal... what i really want to know with all the technology and sophistication out there why is that it we have not been able to come up with an alternative to oil...i think it's what we call look the other way and someone else will figure it out...but really it's always been about the money...i am so saddened by this tragedy..suzanne

  27. Renee

    You are a powerhouse --- like Bob Dylan sang in the sixties "A Hard Rain is Going to Fall" thank you for your post and the resplendent photos of what we NEED to save.


    a few quotes you make like:

    I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun's energy.... If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries ago. ~Sir George Porter, quoted in The Observer, 26 August 1973

    The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future. ~Marya Mannes, More in Anger, 1958

    The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun. ~Ralph Nader, quoted in Linda Botts, ed., Loose Talk, 1980

    Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain,
    For strip-mined mountain's majesty above the asphalt plain.
    America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,
    And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea.
    ~George Carlin



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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

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Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

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