Home repairs, in addition to the main result – pleasant feelings from a sense of novelty – can also have a side effect: malaise from the fumes of paints, varnishes and other chemicals used to decorate the premises. Moreover, the emission of harmful gases can continue for a long time after drying of the applied coatings. To reduce their unpleasant effect, it is advisable to arrange ivy pots in the room. It absorbs formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide well (the latter quality makes ivy a very valuable plant in urban apartments and helps clean the air from the street).
In addition, if there is a cat in the house whose life spans four walls – again a classic example of urban housing – then the notorious cat toilet can become a source of allergies for the owners. Continue reading
Any of us will name a couple of musical works, in the name of which certain flowers appear. What inspired the authors of these masterpieces and are all these compositions dedicated to the picturesque beauty of flowers?
Nature and music are inseparable manifestations of the beautiful
From bell to aquilegia
One of the most amazing classical works is the cycle of piano pieces by the composer Jan Sibelius “Flowers”. It is known that the Finnish musician admired nature. Interestingly, the floral works of Sibelius are not without mysticism: for the composer, it mattered that some of the flowers that inspired him were considered sacred in his homeland – in Finland. Continue reading