Good 33º dark cloudy morning.
The snow yesterday caused lots of electric lines to down as well as trees. Thousands were without power, and still are. Here is a power pole down in our area...
Our NB I-5 off ramp....
Downtown Grants Pass....
Yesterday we warmed up to 35º.
Picture of the Day ... oh my! Another odd town name, Weiner Arkansas!
Interesting .... Garfish
The garfish, or sea needle, is a pelagic, oceanodromous needlefish found in brackish and marine waters of the Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean Sea and the Baltic Sea. The garfish is a long and slender fish with a laterally-compressed body, and grows to about 20 to 30 inches in length. The jaws are elongated and armed with sharp teeth. The pectoral, dorsal and anal fins are situated well back on the body and the latter two are similar in appearance. Positioning the fins so far back gives greater flexibility to the body. The lateral line is set low on the flanks. The color of the body is bluish green with a silvery grey belly and the bones are green.
Garfish are pelagic fish which live close to the water surface. They eat small fish and have a migratory pattern similar to that of the mackerel, arriving a short time before the latter to spawn. Their association with mackerel has led to some older common names such as "mackerel guide" and "mackerel guardian". They move into shallow waters in April and May and spawn in areas with eelgrass in May and June. In the autumn, they return to the open sea, including the Atlantic west of Ireland and Great Britain. Garfish are oviparous and the eggs are often found attached to objects in the water by tendrils on the egg's surface. spawning occurs in May and June among seagrass beds with the long sticky tendrils on the chorion adhereing to the blades of the sea grasses. The juveniles remain in shallower waters until such time as they attain sexual maturity.
Garfish are eaten boiled, fried, baked, barbecued or smoked. They have unusual green bones (due to the presence of bile pigment) which discourages many people from eating them, but the green color is harmless.
From Mr. Food
Looking for a pizza-perfect way to enjoy homemade pizza without the hassle? These Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks will do the trick! Flakey dough and melty mozzarella cheese, topped with zesty pepperoni and pizza sauce, make this an anytime snack or dinner that will soon be your favorite pizza recipe!
- 1 (8-ounce) can refrigerated crescent rolls
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 16 slices pepperoni
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup pizza sauce, warmed
Special anniversary today... Joe (LASD ret) Kirk and his bride Jo Ann are celebrating. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!
Historically this date.....
1929 – Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by Elzie Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip.
1950 – The Great Brinks Robbery – 11 thieves steal more than $2 million from an armored car Company's offices in Boston, Massachusetts.
1969 – Black Panther Party members Bunchy Carter and John Huggins are killed during a meeting in Campbell Hall on the campus of UCLA.
1989 – Cleveland School massacre: Patrick Purdy opens fire with an assault rifle at the Cleveland Elementary School playground in Stockton, California, killing five children and wounding 29 others and one teacher before taking his own life.
1991 – Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins early in the morning. Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles into Israel in an unsuccessful bid to provoke Israeli retaliation.
1995 – The Great Hanshin earthquake: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits near Kobe, Japan, causing extensive property damage and killing 6,434 people.
.....6000+ dead!!!! WOW.
And births this date include...
1922 – Betty White, American actress
1933 – Shari Lewis, American ventriloquist, puppeteer, comedian and children's television host (d. 1998)
1962 – Jim Carrey, Canadian actor and comedian
And last night Jack Church put my picture of the trees loaded with snow on the news.....
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo