Good 38º somewhat cloudy morning.
More rain predicted for yesterday and it's supposed to stop for today and Saturday. We'll see, the rain never showed here yesterday. Had a light morning to start and then clouds and a blue sky peeking through and some sun.........
Here are the predictions through Monday....
Picture of the Day.......
Limestone pinnacles seen in China's Zhangjiajie National Forest Park are what remain of quartzite sandstone mountains after millions of years of water erosion.
Interesting about bats...........
Such mammals as flying squirrels
can't actually fly: they just glide for short distances. Only Bats are capable of true and sustained flight.
They belong to the order Chiroptera, the second largest order of mammals on Earth. Their forelimbs help them to fly, as they form webbed wings. But, unlike birds, bats don't use their entire forelimbs to fly: they just flap their spread-out digits, which are very long and covered with a thin membrane or patagium. Bats can fly at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour!
There are approximately 1,240 bat species divided into two suborders: the less specialized fruit bats, or flying foxes, and the highly specialized and echolocating microbats. About 70% of bats feed mostly from insects. The vampire bats feed on blood (such a practice is called hematophagy) and some species, for example fish-eating bats, prefer feeding from animals. Listening to echoes, bats can find their food in complete darkness. More than half of the bat species living in the USA are considered endangered.
From my Hollywood Cook Book.....
Natalie Wood's Beef Stroganoff
2 pounds sirloin beef, cut into thin strips
3/4 cup butter
3 medium onions, chopped
3 cups thinly sliced mushrooms
1 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup sherry
1 cup sour cream
salt and pepper
Dredge meat in flour. Brown quickly in half of the butter. Remove meat from skillet and add remaining butter. Add onions and mushrooms. Cook 5 minutes. Add meat, sprinkle salt and pepper. Add tomato sauce, sherry, and water. Bring slowly to boil. Cover and simmer until tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Just before ready to serve stir in sour cream. Serve on boiled rice.
Historically this date......
1971 – My Lai massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.
1971 – A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.
2004 – The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.
And births this date include....
1918 – Pearl Bailey, American actress and singer (d. 1990)
..........Good old Billy Beer. I still have one can of it!
..........interesting, the drunk borrowed money from the country of Lybia and was under investigation, but I'm sure his donkey brother who was President took care of any problems!
1965 – William Oefelein, American astronaut
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo