Good 56º cloudy/some fog morning.
Yesterday clouds were coming and going. They got big and beautiful and then they all got dark.......
There was no radar over our area, just to the north and to the south of us in California. We never got the predicted storm, but friends Patrick and Alice up in northern Idaho said they got thunder lightening rain and hail.
We topped at 78º.
Yesterday Brian was in a race in Portland.... running, climbing, mud run, etc. He finished in 1 hour 10 minutes....
Sami was also in a 2 mile race with kids her age.... she finished first among the girls and 8th over all...
Picture of the Day..... what an funny/odd mailbox!!!
Interesting about bats........
Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera; with their forelimbs adapted as wings, they are the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. Bats are more maneuverable than birds, flying with their very long spread-out digits covered with a thin membrane or patagium. The smallest bat, and arguably the smallest extant mammal, is Kitti's hog-nosed bat, which is 1.14–1.34 inches in length, 5.91 inches across the wings and 0.07–0.09 oz in mass. The largest bats are the flying foxes and the giant golden-crowned flying fox, Acerodon jubatus, which can weigh 4 lbs and have a wingspan of 5 ft 7 inches.
There are more than 1,300 bat species distributed across six continents; about 50 bat species live in national parks across the United States, and Indonesia hosts 219 bat species — more than any other country. Bats make up one-fifth of the mammal population on Earth, according to Bat Conservation International.
Bats live almost everywhere, except for some islands, and the Arctic and Antarctica. They prefer warmer areas that are closer to the equator, and they can be found in rain forests, mountains, farmland, woods and cities
Bats roost in trees, caves, mines and barns — any place that provides shelter from the weather, protection from predators and seclusion for rearing their young. They generally live together in groups called colonies, which can contain anywhere from 100 to several thousand individuals.
Many bats are insectivores, and most of the rest are frugivores (fruit-eaters). A few species feed on animals other than insects; for example, the vampire bats feed on blood. Most bats are nocturnal, and many roost in caves or other refuges; it is uncertain whether bats have these behaviors to escape predators. Bats are present throughout the world, with the exception of extremely cold regions. They are important in their ecosystems for pollinating flowers and dispersing seeds; many tropical plants depend entirely on bats for these services.
Bats provide humans with some benefits, at the cost of some threats. Bat dung has been mined as guano from caves and used as fertilizer. Bats consume insect pests, reducing the need for pesticides. They are sometimes numerous enough to serve as tourist attractions, and are used as food across Asia and the Pacific Rim. They are natural reservoirs of many pathogens, such as rabies; and since they are highly mobile, social, and long-lived, they can readily spread disease. In many cultures, bats are popularly associated with darkness, malevolence, witchcraft, vampires, and death.
And speaking of Patty and Cliff..... see the anniversary below... Here is Patty's recipe that is FABULOUS!!!
Patty's Cowboy Beans:
1 med onion, chopped 3-4 garlic cloves minced
½ pound bacon cut into 1" pieces
¾ c. brown sugar ¾ c. catsup
¼ c. molasses 1 can lima beans, drained
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 lg can pork 'n beans, do not drain
1 can garbanzo beans, drained
Brown bacon, add onions and garlic, cook until soft. Add sugar, catsup, & molasses... stir to blend. Add beans except pork 'n beans. Cook on top of stove, covered, for 1½ hours. Add pork 'n beans the last half hour so they don't get mushy.
(I add a can of chopped green chilies)
Special Anniversary today... Chuck and Linda Kuehl are celebrating. Happy Anniversary kids!! xo
Chuck is the son of dear old friends Cliff and Patty Kuehl, who used to live here in Rogue River but now live at the coast.
Historically this date
1929 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.
1942 – Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a Frequency-hopping spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones and Wi-Fi.
And births this date include...
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo