Monday, August 24, 2015


Yesterday I hiked up to a mountain peak. There was a dark black haze of smoke from all of the fires from the Northwest which caused the sunrise to look red. Interesting to see everything that is happening in our country.

In addition, I thought this was interesting: The video is entitled: Something strange is happening with the United States'  rainfall. Here is the link:


On my hike on Sunday, a hawk flew within 20 feet of my head. It was a beautiful site. Luckily I had my camera out and was able to take a few photos. the last photo you can actually see the Hawks' Eye. I did a little research for those who are a little more sophisticated than me (advice that was recently given to me by someone who left a comment on my last post) Hawks have four types of colour receptors in the eye. These give birds the ability to perceive not only the visible range but also the ultraviolet part of the spectrum. Humans are unable to come close to (The retina of the hawks has up to 1,000,000 photoreceptors per square mm compared to 200,000 for humans), With this exceptional number of nerves connecting these receptors to the brain, a hawk is able to see most things that humans can't.

Speaking about things that fly. I happened to read this article about an infestation of bats at the MTC. Here is the link:
Random suggestion:  Our family just saw the movie, The Cokeville Miracle. The movie depicts the Wyoming elementary school bombing that occured on May 16, 1986. In the small ranching community of Cokeville, David and Doris Young took an elementary school hostage for several hours before detonating a bomb inside a single classroom that held every teacher and student in the school. (136 children, 6 faculty, 9 teachers, and 3 other adults, including a job applicant and a UPS driver for a total of 154 hostages.) The only ones to die from the explosion were the Youngs. All 154 hostages lived even though half of the survivors suffered injuries, mostly flash burns and other injuries from the exploding bomb. Several children reported seeing angels in the classroom that day, including many children who claimed to have seen a "beautiful lady" who told them to go near the window.  A line from the movie that is repeated is “It's too much of a coincidence to be a coincidence.”