Good 47º dark cloudy foggy morning.
Cloudy yesterday again, and the sun came and went... and we topped at 74º.
Today is a tough reminder of what happened in NY on this date in 2001. God Bless all the first responders and the families of all those who died.
Picture of the Day ...
Interesting about Craters of the Moon National Monument......
Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is a U.S. National Monument and national preserve in the Snake River Plain in south-central Idaho, midway between Boise and Yellowstone National Park. . It is along US 20 (concurrent with US 93 and US 26), between the small towns of Arco and Carey, at an average elevation of 5,900 feet above sea level. The protected area's features are volcanic and represent one of the best-preserved flood basalt areas in the continental United States.
The Monument was established on May 2, 1924.
The Monument and Preserve encompass three major lava fields and about 400 square miles of sagebrush steppe grasslands to cover a total area of 1,117 square miles. The Monument alone covers 53,571 acres.
All three lava fields lie along the Great Rift of Idaho, with some of the best examples of open rift cracks in the world, including the deepest known on Earth at 800 feet. There are excellent examples of almost every variety of basaltic lava, as well as tree molds (cavities left by lava-incinerated trees), lava tubes (a type of cave), and many other volcanic features.
Paleo-Indians visited the area about 12,000 years ago but did not leave much archaeological evidence. Northern Shoshone created trails through the Craters of the Moon Lava Field during their summer migrations from the Snake River to the camas prairie, west of the lava field. Stone windbreaks at Indian Tunnel were used to protect campsites from the dry summer wind. No evidence exists for permanent habitation by any Native American group. A hunting and gathering culture, the Northern Shoshone pursued elk, bears, American bison, cougars, and bighorn sheep — all large game who no longer range the area. The most recent volcanic eruptions ended about 2,100 years ago and were likely witnessed by the Shoshone people. Shoshone legend speaks of a serpent on a mountain who, angered by lightning, coiled around and squeezed the mountain until liquid rock flowed, fire shot from cracks, and the mountain exploded.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 carrots, shredded
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
- 2 (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 pound rigatoni pasta
- 2 tablespoons slivered fresh basil
****Serving this with a little bit of Parmesan cheese makes it even more traditional
Special birthday today, my dental hygienist Liz O'Connor is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIZ! xo
These are the ladies from Bright Now Dental ^ and Liz in second from right.
Historically this date..............
2001 – The September 11 attacks take place in the United States. Airplane hijackings result in the collapse of the World Trade Center in New York City, damage to The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and the crashing of a passenger airliner near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
And births this date include....
1923 – Betsy Drake, French born actress (d.2015)
.....once married to Cary Grant!
1928 – Earl Holliman, American actor
1937 – Robert Crippen, American astronaut
1962 – Kristy McNichol, American actress
1967 – Harry Connick, Jr., American singer
All I know. Nuff said. Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo