Good 59º clear sunny morning.
Some clouds yesterday in the morning... and then it got really dark. Was a super comfy 74º....
About 9:45 I heard thunder. Brian said it was raining at his house. Then it started raining here. Lightening and thunder. Continued for 15 minutes. Rain not enough to wet the ground and it got sooooooo humid!!!
Mike said they were still running the jet boats on the Rogue River. Not a good idea!
Brian and Jeannie & Bill texted me they had lost power. Fortunately it came on before it warmed up. About 3000 without power.
Then about noon it rained hard for about 12 minutes. And a little later it rained for 20 minutes.
This photo taken by Jonas Stewart in Grants Pass.....
The heat levels still are rising... by 2:15 we were up to 80º and by late afternoon we hit 101º.
In Josephine County (Grants Pass area) there were 5 mountain top fires caused by the lightening.
While it was slightly sprinkling Bruiser went out to investigate stuff.... like climbing all over that downed tree..
Picture of the Day
King Penguins... LOL....
Tired of the "usual" when it comes to baked potatoes? How about this way.... Scored Potatoes.....
4 large baking potatoes
2 T butter, melted, divided
1/8 t paprika (regular or smokey)
1 T minced parsley
Salt and pepper to taste (and/or some garlic salt)
- With a sharp knife, cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Slice each half width-wise six times, but not all the way through; fan potatoes slightly.
- Place in a shallow baking dish. Brush potatoes with 1 tablespoon butter. Sprinkle with paprika, parsley, salt and pepper. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50 minutes or until tender. Drizzle with remaining butter.
Historically this date.......
1769 – Father Junipero Serra founds California's first mission, Mission San Diego de Alcalá. Over the following decades, it evolves into the city of San Diego
1790 – The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States after signature of the Residence Act.
1941 – Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as a MLB record.
1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 11, the first manned space mission to land on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
........oh how I remember that day. I looked out at the moon and was overcome with the enormity of this task.
1999 – John F. Kennedy, Jr., piloting a Piper Saratoga aircraft, dies when his plane crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. His wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are also killed.
And births this date include...
1888 – Shoeless Joe Jackson, American baseball player (d. 1951)
1907 – Orville Redenbacher, American farmer and businessman (d. 1995)
1907 – Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (d. 1990)
Dinner was reruns of that Schwans Mexican-Style pizza, chair, wine, TV. During the 6 o'clock news KOBI put one of my storm pictures on......
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo