Good 29º cloudy everything is frozen morning.
Yesterday, after some rain in the night, there was a little snow on my mountain..... you can see the moon up there too!
Then the sun went away and the heavy clouds were back. Rain was predicted for yesterday and last night. We didn't get any.
Picture of the Day... got it?
Interesting about Mount Everest...........
Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in Tibet as Chomolungma, is the highest mountain on our planet. It is located in the Mahalangur mountain range in Nepal and Tibet. Its peak is 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. There are two main routes to climb Mount Everest: the north ridge (Tibet) and the south-east ridge (Nepal). Climbers also use more than 15 less known routes.
In 1953, a ninth British expedition, led by John Hunt, returned to Nepal. Hunt selected two climbing pairs to attempt to reach the summit. The first pair (Tom Bourdillon and Charles Evans) came within 100 m (330 ft) of the summit on 26 May 1953, but turned back after running into oxygen problems. As planned, their work in route finding and breaking trail and their caches of extra oxygen were of great aid to the following pair. Two days later, the expedition made its second and final assault on the summit with its second climbing pair, the New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, a Nepali sherpa climber from Darjeeling, India. They reached the summit at 11:30 am local time on 29 May 1953 via the South Col Route.
Here are some little-known facts about Mount Everest:
- At least one person a year dies trying to reach the summit. The only exception is the year 1977;
- The wind speed on the peak is more than 200mph;
- At least 120 dead bodies that can't be safely removed still remain on the mountain;
- Climbers use these corpses as landmarks;
- Most deaths on Everest are caused by avalanches and subsequent falls.
More Info and pictures: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Everest
From Mr. Food... a good dish for St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday.....
Serve an old favorite in a new way with our recipe for Caramelized Corned Beef. Featuring a sweet glaze that really caramelizes the outside of the corned beef, this is one tasty dinner recipe you're going to want to share with everyone!
- 1 (4-pound) raw corned beef
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup apricot preserves
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
Historically this date......
The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martii or Idus Martiae) is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to March 15. It was marked by several religious observances, and became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE.
1916 – President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.
And births this date include....
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo