Thursday, February 11, 2010

2-11 dud

Well I'm glad nothing came of the Iranian "threat". I saw some headlines about their celebrations and saw that Ahmadinejad made a statement that Iran is now a "nuclear state" referring to the ability to enrich uranium for producing electricity.

(Feb. 11) -- As hundreds of thousands of Iranians took to the streets of Tehran to mark the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution and riot police clashed with anti-government demonstrators, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a pro-regime rally today that their country is now a "nuclear state."

Addressing a crowd that had gathered in the central Azadi (Freedom) Square to celebrate the overthrow of the pro-Western Shah in 1979, Ahmadinejad revealed that Iranian scientists had produced their first batch of enriched uranium. "The first package of 20 percent fuel has been produced. We are now a nuclear state," he said. "We have the capability to enrich uranium more than 20 percent or 80 percent but we don't enrich (to this level) because we don't need it."
Other than this the news was quiet regarding any "punch" to the west.


Spring time in ND?

I got this picture in an email that was titled "North Dakota Springtime" with a caption that said "Ahhh Summer's almost here ...we can now see the deer moving around. Yep, won't be long."

Just thought I'd post this here to give our ND friends a chuckle.


This winter there was enough ice on the lakes for Eagle River to make their traditional ice castle in the down town area. My mom took a few shots of it and sent them to me.
Here they are.

To make the blocks of ice they saw them from a nearby frozen lake. There have been winters since we've lived here when they didn't make the castle due to mild temperatures. I think it is a safety thing. If it is too warm they are afraid of the structural integrity of the castle. Seems to me they didn't build it last year. Anyway, it's always nice to see the castle when they have it up. Seems like it makes winter official.


Anonymous Diane@Peaceful Acres said...

With back to back blizzards in Maryland, I thought for sure that photo was from here. We're up to our necks too!

11:48 AM  
Blogger Lynn Bartlett said...

That deer photo sure has made the rounds! We could easily have had that taken here today. Just walking down the hill to the barn was a bit tough, since we had another 10 inches or so and then the wind started blowing it around.

9:52 PM  
Blogger RL said...

We’ve been in kind of a drought the past few years so I suppose this winter here for us is reflective of that trend. We only have a couple feet on the ground at best with drifting a little deeper than that.
I like lots of snow but, it is easier when we don’t get the deep stuff like in that picture. But, I suppose it could have been taken any where really.

8:33 PM  

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