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The Road Salt Effect

The Road Salt Effect
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Copyright: Monica Wiegert (magiqa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 135 W: 0 N: 67] (718)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-26
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-26 17:28
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This is how it looks along the high ways in Southern Sweden, as a result of the salting of the roads, to get rid of the ice during the winters. Beautiful with all those trift flowers, is'nt it? Trift usually grows on the sea shores, but they found that the soil was perfectly salted along the roads! So cleaver! Much more cleaver than those people who ban the salting of the roads - without the salt much more accidents should happen. The salt does not work when it is more than 10-12 degrees below zero, unfortunately.

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Hello Monica,
Interesting doicumentary!
Salt is widely used here too, but fact is I never thought about this side effect (only the bad effect is has on my car!)...
Pablo -

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-03-17 22:54]

Well seen Monica. I wonder if we have a similar occurance of salt loving plants along the roads in Canada, because we use a lot of salt there as well (where it is warm enough to work). We may have this, and I might have just thought it was clover.

Thanks, John

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