Good 33º SUPER foggy morning.
We stayed cloudy and cool all day yesterday.
You can see all the paw prints in the snow from Dude and Bruiser!
It has taken days for the power to get back on for so many people. Mostly in Grants Pass. Some of my friends/family have their power back on, but still quite a few don't. At first there were 18,000 without power, and it has decreased some while 300 power company workers are removing downed trees and repairing lines. The Red Cross has opened 2 shelters, one at Grants Pass Fairgrounds and the other at Illinois Valley High School in Cave Junction, where they offer food, showers, and a warm place to stay.
Picture of the Day ... There is a town in Oklahoma named Hooker....
Puffins are any of three small species of 'auks' with a brightly colored beak during the breeding season. These are shoreline seabirds that feed primarily by diving in the water.
They breed in large colonies on coastal cliffs or offshore islands, nesting in crevices among rocks or in burrows in the soil. Two species, the tufted puffin and horned puffin, are found in the North Pacific Ocean, while the Atlantic puffin is found in the North Atlantic Ocean.
All puffin species have predominantly black or black and white plumage, a stocky build, and large beaks. They shed the colorful outer parts of their bills after the breeding season, leaving a smaller and duller beak.
Their short wings are adapted for swimming with a flying technique under water. In the air, they beat their wings rapidly (up to 400 times per minute) in swift flight, often flying low over the ocean's surface.
The puffins are stocky, short-winged and short-tailed birds, with black upper parts and white or brownish-grey underparts. The head has a black cap, the face is mainly white, and the feet are orange-red.The bill appears large and colorful during the breeding season. The colorful outer part of the bill is shed after the breeding season, revealing a smaller and duller true bill beneath. Although the puffins are vocal at their breeding colonies, they are silent at sea.
More Info: en.wikipedia.org
Speedy Ravioli Bake
2 9oz packages refrigerated cheese-filled ravioli
1 25oz jar chunky tomato pasta sauce
1 t. dried basil leaves
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Heat oven to 400º.
In sauce pan or 4qt Dutch oven, cook ravioli as directed on package, drain and set aside.
In same sauce pan, mix pasta sauce and basil. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated. Srir in cooked ravioli.
Pour into ungreased 13x9 glass baking dish. Sprinkle cheese on top.
Bake uncovered 10 minutes, or until sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted.
Special birthday today, Cathy Norman (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CATHY!! xo
Historically this date........
1883 – The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
1937 – Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles, California to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.
1953 – 71.7% of all television sets in the United States are tuned in to I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.
1978 – The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America continues until 2003.
1981 – Iran Hostage Crisis: United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
1986 – The first IBM PC computer virus is released into the wild. A boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain, it was created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in Lahore, Pakistan, reportedly to deter piracy of the software they had written.
And births this date include...
1946 – Dolly Parton, American singer and actress
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.