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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Buzzin' Bees ~ LBBs ~ Deer ~ Scotch!

Good 46º morning. We hit 82º yesterday about 2pm. Cooled off wonderfully well and sleeping was great! Heat supposed to rise over the next week. Today and tomorrow the high 80ºs and then the 90ºs. Not asking for cheese with our whine yet!
If you have read this before, then don't laugh this time!
It takes 7 seconds for food to pass from mouth to stomach.
A human hair can hold 3kg.
The length of a penis is 3 x the length of the thumb.
The femur is as hard as concrete.
A woman's heart beats faster then a man's.
Women blink 2 x as much as men.
We use 300 muscles just to keep our balance when we stand.
A woman will read this entire post. The man is still looking at his thumb.
With the artichokes finishing out and blooming and the lavender in full rage, the bees are all over. The bushes and the Catalpa tree are 'buzzing'. We have yellow and black bees. They are fun to watch. They nestle down in the artichoke flowers and spend the night there.

The deer, bucks and does, were all around yesterday. First a doe was laying in the shade under the trampoline. The bucks showed up later. Grazed a bit and then one by one hot-footed it over the fence to the pasture, all the while watched by a little doe with a spike boy...

 Hard to get their picture with the fence in the way.
The LBB's were busy.... waiting constantly for mom to return with chow.
...and my hummers were hanging out...
Historically this date.....
1789 – The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (it will be later renamed Department of State).
1940 – The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.
1953 – The Korean War ends when the United States, the People's Republic of China, and North Korea sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.
1964Vietnam War: 5,000 more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000
1981 – 6 year old Adam Walsh, son of John Walsh is kidnapped in Hollywood, Florida and is found murdered two weeks later.
1987RMS Titanic, Inc. begins the first expedited salvage of wreckage of the RMS Titanic.
1996Centennial Olympic Park bombing: in Atlanta, United States, a pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics. One woman (Alice Hawthorne) is killed, and a cameraman suffers a heart attack fleeing the scene. 111 are injured.
2007Phoenix News Helicopter Collision: news helicopters from Phoenix, Arizona television stations KNXV and KTVK collide over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase
And births this date include.....
1931Jerry Van Dyke, American actor
 Jerry                     Dick
1948 – Peggy Fleming, American figure skater
...and sadly on this date in 2007 Edgar Edwards, retired LASD and friend, passed away.
The meds are working great. No coughing yesterday at all. What a relief.
All I know. Nuff said. 5 days to the end of July... and I haven't gotten out my birthday cards for the 1st of August yet. YIKES. Busy today and apologies all around for being late.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
July 27th
National Scotch Day
Ok, are we celebrating my heritage? or the distilled spirits from Scotland? Guess it could be all things Scottish, though it's most likely the latter. I like Scotch, Scotch Tape, Scottish Eggs, and Scotsmen ... especially Sean Connery
! It's that brogue. Mmmmm.... and kilts! And bagpipes! Yes. It's in my blood!

My family tartan... Dunbar
.. and the Maxwell tartan...
In regards to the distilled Scotch (which in any case many Scotsmen contain Scotch) here are a number of legal requirements in Britain that must be met in order for Scotch whisky to be called 'Scotch.' It must be made in Scotland, for starters. And don't ever spell it 'whiskey.' Here in America, we salute those tradition-bound Scottish distillers by recognizing National Scotch Day! Are you on the rocks or neat?