Before piped mains supplies, water for firefighting had to be kept in buckets and cauldrons ready for use by ‘bucket-brigades’ or brought with a horse-drawn fire-pump. From the 16th century, as wooden mains water systems were installed, firefighters would dig down the pipes and drill a hole for water to fill a “wet well” for the buckets or pumps. This had to be filled and plugged afterwards, hence the common US term for a hydrant, ‘fireplug’. A marker would be left to indicate where a ‘plug’ had already been drilled to enable firefighters to find ready-drilled holes. Later wooden systems had pre-drilled holes and plugs. When cast-iron pipes replaced the wood, permanent underground access points were included for the fire fighters. Some countries provide access covers to these points, while others attach fixed above-ground hydrants – the first cast iron ones patented in 1801 by Frederick Graff, then chief-engineer of the Philadelphia Water Works. Invention since then has targeted problems such as tampering, freezing, connection, reliability etc.
To make coloring a true meditative and spiritual experience seek out a pre-made mandala design or create your own to color. Mandalas are complex, symmetrical geometric designs which draw the eye toward the center. Many religions use mandalas as a means of connecting the self to a higher power. Within Buddhism, mandalas are created as sacred places which, by their very presence, remind a viewer of the vastness of sanctity in the universe and its potential with in his or her own life. Creating a mandala is said to be a very powerful and sacred experience.
Children who have a strong and active imagination possess a powerful tool that will serve them well throughout their lives. Coloring books and coloring pages are a terrific tool for getting started in accomplishing this task. This is because such coloring pages develop and encourage the creativity lying latent in the child. Children are able to imagine how a picture might look in different color combinations, and this simple act has the power to create a strong and flexible mind.
One disadvantage of printable pages in general is that they need paper, and as we know paper is made out of trees, and the planet needs trees to survive, but a good thing is that paper can also be recycled. In the near future, we’ll probably see more and more online coloring pages, but the feeling won’t be the same though. Well, if the coloring pages and books that Old People–those of us past the age of twenty-five–used back in the days before they invented weather and when we all knew what a telephone cord was are fading out of mind, they are being reborn on the Internet. Children’s coloring pages are all over the place online. A whole new dimension of coloring and drawing has been opened up with the advent of the Internet. When the Internet was still pretty new–anyone here old enough to remember those days? –only a few websites offered free, printable coloring pages, and most of these merely contained some rough sketches or produced teeny weeny pictures. But today one can find a multitude of websites from which you can print out high-quality coloring sheets on nearly any subject that you can imagine.
There are many kinds of coloring pages that can be a great activity for kids, with Easter coloring pages being among the most popular this time of the season. You will find that there are all different types of Easter pages. The most commonly chosen that you will find are those that you can simply print out for free and enjoy watching your kids color. There are additionally coloring pages for Easter that your kids can color online and then print out one they are finished. Kids simply adore coloring pages of all kinds. They are a really great way to have fun for as little or as long as your child decides to color. All kids love the opportunity to express their creativity when they color. There are kids that are very color coordinated with their coloring projects and those that love to pair very bright and vibrant colors in their work. Kids have so much fun with coloring pages because they are just plain fun.