Good 45º clear sunny morning.
Yesterday morning's sky with the moon and contrail...
Later I was watering and you can see the rainbow in the sprinkler water.....
By early afternoon it started getting a little cloudy and breezy.
The temperature climbed and it was muggy.......
and we topped at 88º
Picture of the Day
Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco
Amazingly, it took only 4 years to complete construction on this bridge. Since it opened it has become one of the most photographed bridges anywhere in the world.
*** Ok, yesterday when I posted about the Brooklyn Bridge and my picture from the cab of the bridge....I was wrong. Thanks to Dan. I got the two mixed up and my photo was of the Manhattan Bridge! Here is a photo of the two bridges... the Brooklyn on the right and the Manhattan on the left!
This Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad was shared on FB by my pal Karen aka "Sugar Bear" Baertschiger. She made it yesterday for a dinner party.
1 pound Roma tomatoes
1 English cucumber
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
2 avocados, diced
2 T extra virgin olive oil
2 t. fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup or 1/2 bunch of cilantro, chopped
1 t. sea salt or 3/4 t. table salt
1/8 t. black pepper
Place chopped tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, avocado, and cilantro in large bowl.
Drizzle with the olive oil and lemon juice. Toss gently to combine. Just before serving toss with the salt and pepper.
*if you don't like cilantro, use fresh dill.
My friend Cathy had this bird make a nest in one of her cactus potted plants and lay eggs.... and then they hatched!
I've been trying to figure out what kind of bird this is. Probably a type of Finch?
Historically this date..........
1896 – Henry Ford completes the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, and gives it a successful test run.
1939 – Holocaust: The MS St. Louis, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land inFlorida, in the United States, after already being turned away fromCuba. Forced to return to Europe, more than 200 of its passengers later die in Naziconcentration camps.
1974 – During Ten Cent Beer Night, inebriated Cleveland Indians fans start a riot, causing the game to be forfeited to the Texas Rangers.
2004 – Marvin Heemeyer's eventually suicidal protest rampage with an improvised bulletproofed bulldozer destroys 13 buildings in Granby, Colorado, including the town hall.
Quite a mixed bag of births today... some good and a lot of very odd people!
1907 – Rosalind Russell, American actress (d. 1976)
1924 – Dennis Weaver, American actor (d. 2006)
1936 – Bruce Dern, American actor (ewwwwww.)
1952 – Parker Stevenson, American actor and director
1975 – Angelina Jolie, American actress
Later for dinner I decided to fry some bacon, some asparagus in the bacon grease, cut up tomatoes, and put it all with some angel hair pasta and Alfredo sauce. The bacon was fried and then drained on paper towels, a pat of butter was added to the bacon grease and the asparagus fried for a bit then I added in the tomatoes. I cooked the pasta (if you put a wooden spoon across the top of the pot it will not boil over). In a big bowl I mixed the pasta with the bacon, scooped in the asparagus and tomatoes using a slotted spoon. The bacon grease was taken out of the pan and the pasta mixture went back into the pan and the Alfredo sauce and a cup of pasta cooking water were mixed in and kept on low til ready to eat.
Sue's Asparagus Bacon Tomato Alfredo Pasta!
** If you got my daily drivel email yesterday twice, I am sorry. You can thank AOL Gold for that. If you get it twice today, I don't know what to say, except sorry!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo