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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Clouds/Rain ~ Bird ~ Turkey Vulture ~ Odd Building ~ US Astronauts in Customs ~ Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob ~ Rear Enders ~ National Love A Tree Day

Good 55º cloudy dark gloomy morning.
The clouds started coming in yesterday...

It was breezy. By 1pm it was 80º. We topped at 84º 

Bird on the very tip top of a pine tree...

Turkey Vultures were flying around....

It got really dark and started raining about 4pm.

Lasted a bit then stopped, then started again in an hour. More in the night. We had distant thunder. Brian saw lightening on his way home from work. Jeannie said it hailed at her house.  Crazy !!! 

Interesting this super odd building in Viet Nam...Picture of the Day:

Ok, now this is odd..... Apollo astronauts had to go through US Customs after returning from the moon!!!

YUMNMMMMY Good Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob

8 ears corn, cleaned
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
and if you like a little more "heat" add a dash of cayenne pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Place corn on baking sheet.  Reserve about 1/2 of the butter.  Spread remaining butter on the whole ear of corn.  Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper (I use about 1 teaspoon of each).
  3. Bake for 30-45 minutes, until starting to brown.  Turn corn occasionally. Remove from oven and spread remaining butter over the top of the corn.  Sprinkle with more pepper as desired.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Historically this date....
1866 – The U.S. Congress eliminates the half dime coin and replaces it with the five cent piece, or nickel.

1868 – President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one vote in the United States Senate.

1929 – In Hollywood, California, the first Academy Awards are handed out.

And births this date include...
1905 – Henry Fonda, American actor (d. 1982)

1909 – Margaret Sullavan, American actress (d. 1960)
..........who was married to Henry Fonda once!

1919 – Liberace, American pianist (d. 1987)

1921 – Harry Carey, Jr., American actor (d.2012)

1953 – Pierce Brosnan, Irish actor

1955 – Debra Winger, American actress

1955 – Olga Korbut, Belarussian gymnast

It's been frustrating for my Brian and Kristen of late. 

A couple weeks ago Brian got rear-ended on his way home from work. Significent damage and his truck has been in the shop for a week or more.  Then, Monday on Kristen's way home from work, she got rear-ended! Not as much damage as on Brian's truck, but damage none the less. Be careful out there!!!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

May 16 of each year honors National Love a Tree Day.  On this day, trees are celebrated and recognized for the wonderful gift that they are to us. National Love a Tree Day is in the middle of Garden for Wildlife Month.
Most species of trees tend to be long-lived. There are some trees live to be several thousand years old.
The tallest known tree is 379 ft. tall.  
Trees provide more than just beautiful landscapes and a shady canopy on a sunny day.  They play a significant role in reducing erosion and moderating the climate as well as give us oxygen. Large quantities of carbon are stored in their tissues as trees remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Trees are a vital part of nature.  This is a good day to plant a new tree or spend some time enjoying the beauty of the trees that are all around you.