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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Long Lens ~ Gas Can ~ Artichoke Bottoms ~ Escharian Stairwell ~ Gil Zavala ~ Dan Johnson ~ Kentucky Derby Day

Good 52º somewhat cloudy morning.
Yeah the sun came out yesterday!! Warmed to 70º by 12:30 and then the clouds came back, blocking the sun.
It warmed to 74º and was slightly muggy all day.

Thursday I was outside playing with my extra long zoom lens, 150-600 mm, and took a photo of the top of Fielder Mtn...
A close up of the Red Hot Pokers...
A turkey vulture up at the tippty top of my pasture, chowing down on something... (don't want to know!)
My Dude's sweet face...
And then the UPS truck arrived....

I had ordered this new gas can. Mike told me about them, he has some too, and I wanted one that the spout didn't stay inside the can and when taken out it got gasoline all over your hands. 
This works great... spout is on the outside, when you tilt it to fill whatever you push a button and then the gas comes out!

When I was looking for the gas can on Amazon I saw these... 
I ordered a case! I had never seen artichoke bottoms before. I LOVE artichokes so this will be fun. They can be grilled on the barbecue or stuffed with chicken, tuna, shrimp, or maybe crab salad. YUMMM.... Can't wait to try!

So Friday, breakfast was a poached egg atop an Orowheat Cinnamon Raisin muffin. And, I couldn't wait to try the artichoke bottoms, so just put a little mayo on each.
Lunch was cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, pineapple, and strawberries....

Ok, this shared by pal Gator. It's impossible to fathom... the Eschrian Stairwell. I want to see the plans! This blew my mind!!!

Two special birthdays today.... high school pal Gil Zavala... HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIL!!!
With his bride of 50 years, Mary (Fancher. Also a high school pal) !
And Brian's pal Dan Johnson is celebrating today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAN!!!

Historically this date...
1960 – Cold WarU-2 Crisis of 1960 – Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that his nation is holding American U-2 pilot Gary Powers.

1964 – Pacific Air Lines Flight 773, a Fairchild F-27 airliner, crashes near San Ramon, California, killing all 44 aboard; the FBI later reports that a cockpit recorder tape indicates that the pilot and co-pilot had been shot by a suicidal passenger.

1998 – Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history.

2004 – American businessman Nick Berg is beheaded by Islamic militants. The act is recorded on videotape and released on the Internet.

And births this date include....
1885 – George 'Gabby' Hayes, American actor (d. 1969)

1901 – Gary Cooper, American actor (d. 1961)

1922 – Darren McGavin, American actor (d. 2006)

Well then, after watching the Escharian Stairwell video and really wanting more information I found this video that explains it!!!!
Dinner was reruns....
Later it was chair, wine, TV. Then Dude and Bruiser went outside after Dude had his dinner. Bruiser never came back. It wasn't until 10pm he finally showed up! I was a wreck with worry. Darn cat!!!!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 7th
Kentucky Derby Day
(Have it being recorded so I don't miss any of it!)