Good 51º getting clear morning.
The wildfire in Canyonville was about 800 acres, then overnight it had grown to over 1,600 acres!! Apparently started by an illegal campfire! On the news last night they said the fire had grown to 6000 acres!!! Surprising is that so much of the smoke here has dissipated....
A year ago today were were suffering with the smoke from several wildfires. We topped at 106º.
The smoke yesterday... can't see my mountain...
And, we topped at 97º.
Picture of the Day.... Marilyn Monroe 1943, Avalon, Catalina Island California.....
Interesting about the moose..........
Moose are the largest of all the deer species. Males are immediately recognizable by their huge antlers, which can spread 6 feet from end to end. Moose have long faces and muzzles that dangle over their chins. A flap of skin known as a bell sways beneath each moose's throat. These animals live in the northern United States, Canada and Europe, in areas that have seasonal snow cover. The animals prefer colder climates. They cannot tolerate temperatures above 80 degrees Fahrenheit for long because they cannot sweat, and the fermentation caused by their digestion creates a large amount of heat.
Moose are considered the least social animals. The moose's most active times are at sunrise and at sunset. They tend to graze on the leaves, bark, pine cones, twigs and buds of trees and shrubs. They also like to eat aquatic plants like water lilies. Moose have four-chambered stomachs, as do cows. Food is fermented in the first chamber, and nutrients are extracted in the next three.
Females give birth to one baby, which is called a calf. Around 50 percent of calves die due to bear or wolf attacks before they are 6 weeks old.
On average, an adult moose stands 4.6–6.9 ft high at the shoulder, which is more than a foot higher than the next largest deer on average, the wapiti. Males (or "bulls") normally weigh from 838 to 1,543 lbs and females (or "cows") typically weigh 441 to 1,080 lbs, depending on individual age or nutritional variations
A year ago I posted this recipe....
awesome, Zucchini Corn Bread Pie...
- Preheat oven to 375º. Coat a 9-inch deep dish pie plate with cooking spray. Coat a skillet with cooking spray.
- Heat skillet to medium heat. Saute zucchini and onion 3 to 4 minutes, or until zucchini is crisp-tender; set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat together evaporated milk, eggs, and salt. Stir in muffin mix just until combined. Add zucchini mixture and 1/4 cup cheese; mix well, then pour into prepared pie plate and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
- Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cut into wedges and serve
Special birthday today.... Jim Hellmold (LASD) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMMY!!
Historically this date....
1789 – The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (it will be later renamed Department of State).
1953 – The Korean War ends when the United States, the People's Republic of China, and North Korea sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.
1964 – Vietnam War: 5,000 more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000
1981 – 6 year old Adam Walsh, son of John Walsh is kidnapped in Hollywood, Florida and is found murdered two weeks later.
1996 – Centennial Olympic Park bombing: in Atlanta, United States, a pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics. One woman (Alice Hawthorne) is killed, and a cameraman suffers a heart attack fleeing the scene. 111 are injured.
2007 – Phoenix News Helicopter Collision: news helicopters from Phoenix, Arizona television stations KNXV and KTVK collide over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase
And births this date include.....
1948 – Peggy Fleming, American figure skater
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo