Good 56º clear sunny morning.
Yesterday was the full moon. I hope everyone stayed safe. Also, we topped at 104º.
Picture of the Day... testing a bullet proof vest in 1923
From a distance, the Great Banyan Tree in the Indian Botanic Garden appears to be a whole forest. It is only when you step into its shade that you see the connection of branches and realize it is one tree.
With a canopy that spreads over 155,000 square feet, the Great Banyan Tree is the widest tree in the world. From this span, more than 2,800 aerial prop roots descend down into the earth, appearing like individual trees. It’s the main draw of the botanical garden, and although no one knows its exact origin, it has been showing up in guidebooks since the 1800s.
It has taken over 250 years to reach this staggering size, and not without a few natural disasters that almost did in the whole giant arboreal wonder. In the 19th century, two cyclones hit the tree, breaking it open and exposing its main trunk which led to a damaging fungal attack. By 1925, the main trunk, which once measured over 50 feet wide, had to be removed. Yet as the sign at the tree states: “Interestingly enough, the tree now lives in perfect vigor without its main trunk.”
The average Walmart covers 105,000 square feet.
A soccer field is 100-120 yards X 60-80 yards: at the large end of the range, 360 ft X 240 ft equals 8640 square feet.
Floor area of the White House (total of 6 floors) is approximately 55,000 square feet.
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- 2 large onions, cut into 8 wedges each
- 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch strips
- 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch strips
- 1 pound flank steak, cut into thin strips
- 2 tablespoons dry fajita seasoning
- 10 (7-inch) flour tortillas
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 cup (1/2 pint) sour cream
- 1 cup salsa
**You can make these fajitas ahead of time. Just cover and refrigerate them after filling and rolling, then bake 20 to 25 minutes in a 350 degree oven before serving.
Historically this date....
And births this date include....
1925 – June Lockhart, American actress
1963 – George Michael, English singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and actor (d. 2016)
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Friday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo