Thursday, October 14, 2010

Lady Liberty,

Lightening Shot

A friend sent a link to this photo on the BBC News website. It is quite a picture to see it really enlarged go to The photographer, Jay Fine, said he spent 2 hours and took some 80 pix before he managed to get this shot. He also said he has been waiting 40 years to get such a picture. Really is quite something. I wonder how often Lady Liberty gets hit by lightening. Don’t know I would want to be travelling around in her crown when it happens. I have never been there; I have only once been near New York when we drove through it on our way down south – bit of a miscalculation on our part. Its funny, I lived in London for four years and I think that put me off cities for the rest of my life. I have an acquaintance who thinks Toronto is where its all happening, not for me I’m afraid. In my book cities are cities are cities. About the only thing I would want to go for are the theatres and I find I am quite contented with the local ones.

I almost forgot to mention that all the miners have now been successfully rescued. What a wonderful operation that was and how incredible the success. I wish long life and happiness to those rescued.

Of course I am having my CT scan right about now so obviously I posted this before I left. Much to my surprise the medicine I have to take is tasteless and is a way of preventing kidney damage from the dyes when I have the CT scan. I believe that is particularly because I am diabetic.

I found this simple but tasty sounding recipe in a diabetes email I receive regularly.

Baked Shrimp

Makes 2 servings

Source: Delicious lemon and Parmesan shrimp.


1/2 lb raw medium shrimp, deveined Baked Shrimp 1 tbsp Butter, unsalted 1 medium garlic cloves , minced 1 tsp fresh lemon juice 1 tbsp chopped parsley 1 tsp grated Parmesan cheese


1 Rinse shrimp under cool water, remove shells. 2 Preheat oven to 350°F. 3 In casserole dish, combine butter, garlic, lemon juice, and parsley . Place dish in oven until butter melts. 4 Add shrimp and bake, covered, 10-12 minutes. 5 Remove from oven, sprinkle Parmesan on top.

Have a great day



  1. yes, it was fantastic to see the rescue efforts - such a fantastic end to the story!

  2. That is a beautiful picture.

  3. It really is, isn't it? I cannot imagine waiting for hours to get it though.