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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Rain/River Rise ~ Rainbow ~ Toms ~ Deer ~ Picture of the Day ~ Bald Eagles ~ Chicken Tortellini Soup ~ John Bowler ~ PIG ~ National Cinnamon Crescent Day

Good 40º cloudy (of course!) morning. 
The rain has been devastating in lots of places. Here is a picture of the Rogue River in Grants Pass between Rivers Edge and the 3rd bridge, just down the hill from Lori Roe Bouquet's home....
Yesterday morning the sun came out for 5 minutes and there was this rainbow on my mountain..... I sent it to the local KOBI TV station. (they didn't use it though... ☹ )

The rest of the day stayed cool and we had sun on and off with blue sky peeking through......
The Toms were out strutting......
And a little deer was laying in the grass.....

Picture of the Day.....

Interesting about Bald Eagles....

The bald eagle is a powerful flier, and soars on thermal convection currents, a cloud of rising air in the lower altitudes of earth's atmosphere. An eagle can reach a speed of 35-43 mph when gliding and flapping and over 100 mph when diving.
The bald eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, by swooping down and snatching the fish from the water with its talons. 

It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests recorded for any animal species, up to 13 feet deep, 8.2 ft wide, and 1 metric ton (1.1 short tons) in weight.
Bald eagles are not actually bald. Their name derives from an older meaning of the word, "white headed". The adult is mainly born with a white head and tail. Females are about 25% larger than males. The bald eagle is both the national bird and the national animal of the United States of America. The bald eagle appears on its seal.

In the late 20th century it was on the brink of extinction in the contiguous United States. Populations have since recovered and the species was removed from the U.S. government's list of endangered species on July 12, 1995 and transferred to the list of threatened species. It was removed from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife in the lower 48 States on June 28, 2007.


Chicken Tortellini Soup

Prep Time:10 minutes Cook Time:20 minutes Total Time:30 minutes Servings: 4

A quick and easy home made chicken tortellini soup that both light and bright, and filling and hearty!

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 4 cups chicken broth or chicken stock
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 8 ounces cheese tortellini
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 handful parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 lemon, juice (optional)
  1. Heat the oil in a large stock pot over medium-high heat, add the onions, carrot and celery and cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken broth or stock, chicken and poultry seasoning, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the tortellini and simmer until just tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste and mix in the parsley.
Today is a special birthday... John Bowler (LASD ret Lt. I worked with at ELA Station) is celebrating! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN!!


Historically this date....
1963 – 129 people die when the submarine USS Thresher sinks at sea.

1970 – Paul McCartney announces that he leaves The Beatles for personal and professional reasons.

1991 – Italian ferry Moby Prince collides with an oil tanker in dense fog off Livorno, Italy killing 140.

2010 – Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board including President Lech Kaczyński.


And births this date include......
1796 – James "Jim" Bowie, American pioneer and soldier (d. 1836)

1921 – Chuck Connors, American actor (d. 1992)

1929 – Max von Sydow, Swedish actor

1932 – Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor (d.2015)

1938 – Don Meredith, American football player and broadcaster (d. 2010)
1952 – Steven Seagal, Americian actor and martial artist
Interesting read... click on his name.

1988 – Haley Joel Osment, American actor
Oh, and by the way, yesterday's picture of the day was a rock formation of a pig. I LOVE pigs!! LOL, having been called one a time or two back in the day... the uniform, you know! Just so you know, PIG stands for Pride Integrity Guts!

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

National Cinnamon Crescent Day is observed annually on April 10th.  Crescent roll dough filled with sugar, cinnamon and butter then rolled, shaped and baked to a golden brown deliciousness.
While you enjoy eating your crescent roll, remember that cinnamon is a good source of manganese, fiber, iron and calcium.
Mix up a batch of these Cinnamon Crescent Rolls.