Sometimes sunsets just spell-bind me! The last few nights as we took the dog down to the lake to let her take care of her business, I’ve noticed the setting sun and the reflections on the lake and thought to myself, “I should get a picture of that!” Well, tonight before we went out the door I grabbed my camera and came up with today’s photo.
I sorta think it is the perfect end to the day. I like how the fire of the sun burns on the surface of the water even as it dies in the western sky. Ah, serenity!
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Did you know that during WW2 the Japanese bombed the US mainland (not just Hawaii, but the mainland?) On this day in 1942, a Japanese float plane drops incendiary bombs on an Oregon state forest-the first and only air attack on the U.S. mainland in the war.
Launching from the Japanese sub I-25, Nobuo Fujita piloted his light aircraft over the state of Oregon and firebombed Mount Emily, alighting a state forest–and ensuring his place in the history books as the only man to ever bomb the continental United States. The president immediately called for a news blackout for the sake of morale. No long-term damage was done, and Fujita eventually went home to train navy pilots for the rest of the war.
TRIVIA FOR TODAY: Google uses approximately 20 petabytes of user-generated data every day. (Petabytes are estimated at 10 to the 15th power. So 1 petabyte is approximately 1,000,000,000,000,000 bytes.) It uses massive amounts of computation to index the Web, process search results, serve up ads, and more.