Monday, December 22, 2014

From PhotoGraphic Expressions to Bonran Home Plus


Offering products for a comfortable and relaxing environment


I've never put too much reliability in the old saying, everything happens for a reason until I had a problem that eventually led me into a new venture with my eCommerce business.  

After 14 years, my water heater was showing signs of problems so I went on-line and did some surfing where I discovered the Marey Tankless Water Heater, which could be shipped and arrive at my door in 3 business days. The small tankless water heater was much more economical and not as large or bulky as the standard tank water heaters.  Since Rural Nevada uses propane and not natural gas, I decided to go with the electric, on demand water heater.

During the installation process, I was extremely pleased with the technical support that I had received from the Marey Customer Service.  When  I went online to register the unit, I noticed a link to apply for a distributorship.

This is where the statement "everything happens for a reason" comes in to play.  On an impulse, I filled out the distributorship form and upon being accepted, made the business decision to branch out my PhotoGraphic Expressions in to Bonran Home Plus.  




By incorporating a variety of products that I have tried and believe are high quality, along with my fine art photography, I can offer my customers unique items that bring a comfortable and relaxing environment to their home or office.  After being out in nature searching for photographs, whether it is in the heat of summer or chill of winter, I am ready to come home, take a warm shower, then prop my feet up and enjoy a relaxing beverage.

I will be writing a series of posts on my blog about the different products that I have available.  Today, I would like to begin with the Marey tankless water heater.  The Marey Heater Corporation has been in business since 1955, offering a large selection of electric, natural gas and propane tankless water heaters, ranging in price from $118.95 to $469.99.  Marey offers a 2.0 gpm 110 volt point of use unit up to 6.5 gpm whole house unit.  Each come with a 5 year limited warranty. 

One of the most popular units is the small portable propane water heater: GA5PORT which is ideal for camping or any outdoor usage as in horse stables, dog kennels and veterinary offices.  


So come and check out my line of products on Bonran Home Plus, whether you are in the need of an energy efficient Marey tankless water heater, some soft and comfortable bedding or to indulge in pure cocoa:   https://squareup.com/market/bonran-home-plus







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With my Nikon and tripod, my goal is to recreate the scene as it appears in nature, to preserve in a photographic image the awesome, yet simplistic beauty of the scene that waits around a bend or over a hill. Sometimes it's a colorful landscape, and many times I'm allowed in the presence of the numerous creatures that adapt to life in the wild.

 All rights reserved, world-wide and images protected by Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). All photography, graphics, text, design, and content is copyrighted by Bonnie Rannald and should not be copied, down-loaded, transferred and re-created in any way without the express consent, in writing to Bonnie Rannald. For information on Bonnie Rannald licensed, right-managed images, please submit a written request.


"Reflecting Nature's Artistry"


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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Painted Lady Butterflies in December


 
 
Butterflies in place of snowflakes for Northern Nevada!
 

 
What can be more amazing in early December than seeing an influx of Painted Lady butterflies fluttering around my yard?  So far the temperatures for Northwestern Nevada have been mild and averaging around 60 °f (15.55 c) during the day and not dropping much below the freezing point at night. 

I would assume that all these Vanessa cardui butterflies are on migration and seeking warmer climates for winter. 
 
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There is not much nectar available for them at this time of year, other than some flowering rosemary and orange colored mallows.  
 
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They seem very attracted to my Arborvitae shrub that is facing south and gets sun most of the day. 
 
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Butterflies not only feed on nectar but also on tree sap, dung, pollen and rotting fruit.  They receive minerals and especially sodium that is vital to reproduction from wet areas on leaves, plants and the ground.  I try and provide shallow, wet areas on the patio rocks and ground when I notice butterflies in the area.   
 
 
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This winter, I will not disturb any leaves that have fallen to the ground just in case they might have butterfly eggs.  A female butterfly will lay her eggs on milkweed, mallow or any leaf that will serve as a food source for the caterpillar.  Come spring, it will be interesting to note if I find any of the small bristled caterpillars that will accent my yard as Painted Lady butterflies.
 

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No images on this blog are within Public Domain.






With my Nikon and tripod, my goal is to recreate the scene as it appears in nature, to preserve in a photographic image the awesome, yet simplistic beauty of the scene that waits around a bend or over a hill. Sometimes it's a colorful landscape, and many times I'm allowed in the presence of the numerous creatures that adapt to life in the wild.

 All rights reserved, world-wide and images protected by Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). All photography, graphics, text, design, and content is copyrighted by Bonnie Rannald and should not be copied, down-loaded, transferred and re-created in any way without the express consent, in writing to Bonnie Rannald. For information on Bonnie Rannald licensed, right-managed images, please submit a written request.


"Reflecting Nature's Artistry"


Follow this blog for upcoming post!
Photos Make Great Gifts!
Many of these images are available on our website.
We now offer Gift Certificates and Digital Downloads in addition to the
"Off The Wall" custom matted and framed images.