Good 27º cloudy morning.
Yesterday I was frustrated because my electric gate quit working. I am sure it's a dead battery. I called the company that installed the gate and they can't get a fix-it guy out here until tomorrow! Sheeesh! So, I'll have to open and close it by hand. Joy. So, I have to drive down there and get it open for the Schwans delivery today!
Picture of the Day .... In the Ukraine the traffic light poles also light up....
Interesting about Ravens and Crows.......
A raven is one of several larger-bodied species of the genus Corvus. These species do not form a single group within the genus.
There is no consistent distinction between "crows" and "ravens", and these appellations have been assigned to different species chiefly on the basis of their size, crows generally being smaller than ravens.
The largest raven species are the common raven and the thick-billed raven. The term "raven" originally referred to the common raven, the type species of the genus 'Corvus', which has a larger distribution than any other species of Corvus, ranging over much of the Northern Hemisphere.
The term "raven" originally referred to the common raven ('Corvus corax'), the type species of the genus 'Corvus', which has a larger distribution than any other species of Corvus, ranging over much of the Northern Hemisphere.
The modern English word raven has cognates in all other Germanic languages, including Old Norse 'hrafn' and Old High German 'raban', all of which descend from Proto-Germanic 'hrabanaz'.Collective nouns for a group of ravens include "unkindness", "treachery", and "conspiracy". In practice, most people use the more generic "flock".
More Info: en.wikipedia.org
Ravens are large, the size of a Red-tailed Hawk. Ravens often travel in pairs, while crows are seen in larger groups. Also, watch the bird’s tail as it flies overhead. The crow’s tail feathers are basically the same length, so when the bird spreads its tail, it opens like a fan. Ravens, however, have longer middle feathers in their tails, so their tail appears wedge-shaped when open.
1 32oz pkg frozen cowboy or cubed potatoes
2 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese
16oz sour cream
1 can condensed cream of chicken or mushroom soup
1 cup butter, softened
1 small onion chopped
3 cups crushed corn flakes
Preheat oven to 425º.
Pour hash browns into lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish.
In large bowl combine cheese, sour cream, and soup
In large skillet over medium heat combing onion with 1 stick butter and saute for 5 minutes. Add to soup mixture and spread over potatoes.
Arrange crushed corn flakes over the potatoes and soup mixture. Melt the remaining stick of butter and pour evenly over corn flakes.
Bake 425º for 1 hour.
Historically this date.......
1876 – Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call by saying "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."
1933 – An earthquake in Long Beach, California kills 115 people and causes an estimated $40 million dollars in damage.
1945 – The U.S. Army Air Force firebombs Tokyo, and the resulting firestorm kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians.
And births this date include...
1958 – Sharon Stone, American actress
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo