Good 42º foggy morning.
Yesterday first thing the clouds moved in. The rain started just before 10am and lasted 5 minutes! Then a little after 11am it started raining again. On and off, on and off.... that lasted for 5 minutes. Just before noon it started again. Then it FINALLY started coming down hard!!!
Bruiser was happy on the front porch on the glider.....
Picture of the Day .... shared by Miss Bonnie. :o)
Of course with this corona virus mess, if you keep a glass of wine in each hand you won't accidentally touch your face!
Interesting about these state capitals....
Little Rock, city, capital of Arkansas, U.S. It is the seat of Pulaski county, on the Arkansas River in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains in the central part of the state. In 1722 Bernard de la Harpe, a French explorer, saw on the bank of the Arkansas River two conspicuous rock formations, which he reputedly named La Petite Roche and La Grande Roche. Near the smaller rock was a Quapaw Indian settlement, which La Harpe made his trading post. The “little rock” later became the abutment for a railway bridge. The “big rock,” 2 miles further upstream, was the site of an army post and later a veterans hospital.
In 1812 William Lewis, a trapper, built his home at the “little rock.” In 1819 Arkansas became a territory, with its capital at Arkansas Post. The site of Little Rock was surveyed in 1820, and the territorial capital was moved there the next year. The capitol building where the legislature met from 1821 to 1836 is preserved in the Territorial Capitol Restoration, along with a block of buildings of the period, including the Old State House (designed by Gideon Shyrock and the second of Little Rock’s three state capitols) and the first print shop of the Arkansas Gazette, which merged in 1991 with the Arkansas Democrat to form the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Little Rock was strongly anti-Union at the outbreak of the American Civil War, and the Federal arsenal was seized by state authorities in 1861. In September 1863 Federal troops under General Frederick Steele occupied the city and established a pro-Union government.
( The dome of the capital building is gold.)
The Colorado Territory was created on February 28, 1861, Arapahoe County was formed on November 1, 1861, and Denver City was incorporated on November 7, 1861. Denver City served as the Arapahoe County Seat from 1861 until consolidation in 1902. In 1867, Denver City became the Territorial Capital. With its new-found importance, Denver City shortened its name to just Denver. On August 1, 1876, Colorado was admitted to the Union.
Denver City was founded in November 1858 during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush as a mining town in western Kansas Territory. That summer, a group of gold prospectors from Lawrence, Kansas, started a settlement on the banks of the South Platte River. They called it Montana City. This was the first settlement in what was later to become the city of Denver. The settlement faded quickly. By the summer of 1859 it was abandoned in favor of Auraria (named after the gold mining town of Auraria, Georgia), and St. Charles City.
From Mr. Food...
If you're a fan of peanut butter pie, then you'll love this extra creamy spin on a classic. You see, the whipped topping makes for an airy filling that's full of peanut buttery goodness! You'll find dessert paradise in this Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Pie.
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
- 1 cup coarsely chopped peanut butter cups, divided
- 1 (9-inch) chocolate pie crust
Historically this date....
wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
1936 – Joe DiMaggio, familiarly referred to as Joltin' Joe and The Yankee Clipper makes his major league debut for the New York Yankees.
1957 – Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles, California.
2000 – The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.
And births this date include...
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo