Good 48º not as smokey, I can see my mountain, morning!
We actually could see some blue sky yesterday morning....
We got breezy and by noon the heavy smoke had moved back in. Goodbye mountain!
As of yesterday morning the fire in Canyonville has grown to 12,336 acres and the estimated cost is now at $5.1 million dollars! It's 15% contained. The firefighters are working hard and they have "made progress in several key areas by establishing control lines". 1358 personnel are working to extinguish the fire.
Obviously the weather predictions have changed since Monday ...
Picture of the Day... Shared by Wilsonite Del (Easton) Graves... LOL
Interesting about Steve Irwin's death...
The television personality and conservationist, who became world-famous for his daring stunts with dangerous animals, died aged 44 in 2006 while filming a documentary on the Great Barrier Reef in far north Queensland.
Pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming an underwater documentary film titled Ocean's Deadliest. Irwin's death is believed to be the only fatality from a stingray captured on video. All copies of the footage were destroyed at the behest of Irwin's family.
Justin Lyons was the cameraman at the time and shot video of the death.
In his first public comments, Mr Lyons told Australia's Channel Ten he and Irwin had left their main boat in an inflatable to find something to film when they came across a "massive" eight-foot wide stingray in chest-high water.
The final shot was to be the stingray swimming away from Irwin. Instead, it struck out, apparently believing Irwin's shadow was a tiger shark, one of its predators.
"I panned with the camera as the stingray swam away and I didn't know it had caused any damage. It was only when I panned the camera back that I saw Steve standing in a huge pool of blood that I realized something had gone wrong."
He said reports that a barb had stuck in Irwin's chest and he pulled it out were wrong.
"It's a jagged barb and it went through his chest like a hot knife through butter," he said.
"He had a two-inch-wide injury over his heart with blood and fluid coming out of it and we had to get him back to the boat as fast as we can," Mr Lyons added.
"I was saying to him things like 'think of your kids Steve, hang on, hang on, hang on', and he calmly looked up at me and said 'I'm dying' and that was the last thing he said."
Stingrays have several sharp and venomous barbs on their tails that they use to defend themselves when they feel threatened, though experts at the time stressed that stingrays were not usually vicious and rarely attacked and killed humans.
Irwin has had a wildlife reserve, a road, a turtle, a snail and an anti-whaling ship named after him since his death.
- 3 medium-sized zucchini, sliced in half lengthwise
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 (4-ounce) can mushroom stems and pieces, drained and chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 plum tomatoes, diced
- 1/4 cup Italian-flavored bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
Historically this date.......
1498 – On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad.
1941 – Holocaust: under instructions from Adolf Hitler, Nazi official Hermann Göring, orders SS General Reinhard Heydrich to "submit to me as soon as possible a general plan of the administrative material and financial measures necessary for carrying out the desired final solution of the Jewish question."
1964 – Ranger program: Ranger 7 sends back the first close-up photographs of the moon, with images 1,000 times clearer than anything ever seen from earth-bound telescopes.
2007 – Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and the longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end.
2012 – Michael Phelps breaks the record set in 1964 by Larisa Latynina for the most medals won at the Olympics.
And births this date include....
1929 – Don Murray, American actor
1965 – J. K. Rowling, British writer
My Schwans order arrived yesterday...
Marinated Salmon Filets
Diced Potatoes O'Brien
Normandy Blend Vegetables
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo