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Harmony Borax Works

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 15 March 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

Here is my beautiful wife Barbara, as she and I (along with the 101 Dalmations) examined the Borax of Badwater can also be seen from here, but the primary reason I chose to post this particular photo is that it seems to be the only half-way decent image that displays the two remnants of the Borax facility: The wagons that pulled the salts and water, and the boiler that helped to process the Borax. I still enjoy using borax hand soap because it leaves the hands very smooth and it smells great! But it is very difficult to find, normally only found in janitorial supply stores nowadays!

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Monterey John from Hollister, CA, United States

Oh what was that western that Boraxo sponsored back in the 50s? (Yes, I am that old!) ... I just remembered, Death Valley Days.

... and she is way too pretty for you :)

15 Mar 2011 5:29am

@Monterey John: Thanks John....Ronald Reagan hosted the show BTW

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

so that's the lady who is going to be amazed at the colors she now sees

15 Mar 2011 5:44am

@john4jack: Yes Sir! Everything went well yesterday - our daughter is taking her to the follow-up with the doctor this morning - I am back at "work". We started the drop regimine yesterday - millions of drops!

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Nice photo enhanced by your wife. I buy Boraxo hand soap at the local supermarket, it works wonders on dirty hands.

15 Mar 2011 6:47am

@Kenny: Thanks Kenny - You are lucky - I could never find it except in the Janitor supply stores when we lived in San Diego...haven't even bothered looking for it back here on the east coast ;-)

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Lovely shot Denny, especially of Barbara! Interesting to see the wagons too and the clarity off into the distance.

15 Mar 2011 7:21am

@Richard: Thank yu Ricahrd - yes this is actually from 2007 (I think I incorrectly told Eric it was from 2006) but Mrs J still looks great and I chose this shot also because, yes, it just does a better job of displaying the wagon and boiler as well ;-) Thank you Richard!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Barbara really makes the shot Denny! Well done! ;-)

15 Mar 2011 11:54am

@Eric Cousineau: Of coourse she does...thank you Eric ;-)

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

lovely photo, Denny

15 Mar 2011 12:50pm

@Scene by Sharon Photography: Hey Sharon - Thank you ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely portrait.

15 Mar 2011 4:05pm

@Steve Rice: HI Steve - Thank you very much! This was in 2006 but she still looks great ;-)

Franz from Baden, Austria

how nice to meet barbara! lovely arrangement, interesting info!

15 Mar 2011 4:11pm

@Franz: Hi Franz - Thank you so much...this series is from 2007 but she still looks every bit as good today ;-)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Wonderful shot of Barbara in this remarkable location.
Re: your Boraxo hand soap ... check this out when you get a chance!

15 Mar 2011 10:23pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Hey thanks Judy!! I am ordering some now! Thanks a million!!

LauraS from Chico, United States

Denny, I know what you mean. Hard to find, but when you do find it! what a find! It's awesome stuff. Love this shot, thank your wife for showing up for us. Happy ST.

15 Mar 2011 10:49pm

@LauraS: Hi Laura- Thank you;-)

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Lovely picture!!

15 Mar 2011 11:44pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Incorporating Barbara into this composition really emphasizes the vastness of this area seen in the background.

16 Mar 2011 1:35am

@Steven: I know you may be gone, but if you can, check out on Thursday - I will have another shot of Barbara on the salt valley floor with a great idea of the vastness...Have a great vacation Steven and thanks

Bill Brown from California, United States

Wonderful old west capture Denny! Barbara looks great in the scene. I didn't make comments but I did go back and view all of the Death Valley series. I was there many years ago but would love to go back again.

16 Mar 2011 2:49am

@Bill Brown: Hi Bill - Thanks very much. We only touched the surface of it, really. I really want to go back and look closer and see those kilns over on the west side of the mountains..I guess it is a heck of a hike, though! Welcome back ;-)

Julie from Easton, United States

And there she is! Great shot of her and the background!

16 Mar 2011 6:16am

@Julie: Thanks Julie - I need to catch up on your has been crazy - sorry...Thanks for visiting here ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice shot, Denny, and hello to Barbara!

16 Mar 2011 3:27pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice to see you Barbara

16 Mar 2011 9:07pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Great capture with a great background. I love the t-shirt. You're both clearly kids at heart. I love that.

18 Mar 2011 3:30pm

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