Good 35º ice on the barn roof clear morning!
The rain yesterday lasted just a short time... twice during the day we got 5 minutes of light rain.
It stayed cool, by noon only 60º. We topped at 68º.
The winds kicked up and the clouds started moving away by early evening.....
And before the sun disappeared the sky was clear!
Picture of the Day ... another perfect timing.....
Interesting about cat whiskers.............
Cat's whiskers are very cute, but, in fact, their function is very important. Any cat without its whiskers would be helpless and even inadequate in their behavior.
At the end of their whiskers cats have an organ that works as a sensor and sends tactile signals to the brain. It helps nervous system work properly. It's called a proprioceptor. The main function of this organ is to help them to orientate, control every part of their body in space, and even to measure distance between a cat and some object, for example, prey.
In addition to the eight to 12 cat whiskers your cat has on either side of her nose, she also has shorter whiskers above her eyes, on her chin, and on the backs of her lower front legs.
Cats' whiskers are highly sensitive and feel every small change in the environment, they can even feel the slightest vibration in the air. By the way, whiskers also work as a tactile organ helping cats to “touch” objects around them and identify their shape and quality.
Whiskers also serve as a way for cats to visually measure distance, which is why they are able to leap so quickly and gracefully onto a narrow ledge or out of harm’s way.
Roasted Asparagus and Mushroom Carbonara
Prep Time:10 minutes Cook Time:40 minutesTotal Time:50 minutes Servings: 4
Roasted asparagus and mushrooms in a creamy and cheesy egg sauce with plenty of fresh cracked black pepper.
- 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into bite sized pieces
- 8 ounces mushrooms, quartered
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 8 ounces fettuccine (or pasta of choice) (gluten free for gluten free)
- 4 ounces bacon cut into 1 inch pieces or 4 ounces pancetta, diced
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup (2 ounces) Parmesan, grated
- plenty of fresh cracked black pepper
- salt to taste
- 1 T chopped parsley
Special birthday today, Neil Ornstein (LASD ret and former Marine) is celebrating. Happy Birthday Neil!!
Historically this date.........
1949 – The celebrities Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson are named in an FBI report as Communist Party members.
1966 – Topeka, Kansas, is devastated by a tornado that registers as an "F5" on the Fujita Scale: the first to exceed US$100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.
1972 – Vietnam War: The Associated Press photographer Nick Ut takes his Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of a naked 9-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc running down a road after being burned by napalm.
And births this date include...
1925 – Barbara Bush (d.2018), American wife of George H. W. Bush, 41st First Lady of the United States
.......ick. can't stand him!
1933 – Joan Rivers, American comedian, actress, and author (d.2014)
........... ditto ick!
1940 – Nancy Sinatra, American singer and actress
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo