Tuesday, 28 April 2015

HE knew today two thousand years ago, so I trust HIM for tomorrow

Instead of wasting time focusing on people, I must focus more on Jesus. 
For HE knows yesterday, today and tomorrow

Monday, 27 April 2015

A pair of Robins checking out the new nest box

What can be more exciting than a pair of robins checking out the new nest box I made?

I converted an old bird feeder into a nest box, and placed it up high close to the roof so that it is safe from raccoons, skunks, opossums, and neighbours cats

And here are a pair of robins carefully checking it out from all angles!

Reminds me of how people sit on sofas in furniture stores, just to check out comfort 

Robins have built nests every year in the backyard

Whether they will decide to use this nest box as their home, GOD only knows

Next step is to see how I can use my old mobile phone (a Nokia N8 with a 12 megapixel Carl Zeiss camera) to transmit videos from the nest. I've painted it matte black, didn't like the bright silver  

Hoping the birds decide to stay!

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Look who just landed in the backyard ...

Where have you been all winter?

You remind me of Matthew 6:26

"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" - Jesus

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

#Wildlife Blue Racer Swallowing a Frog

Didn't have a decent camera in those days ... but I still love the Nokia for its GPS

While hiking on Pelee Island (a few years ago), we heard a rustle in the leaves beside our trail ...

And saw this Blue Racer swallowing a frog 

Not sure if it was a Blanchard's Cricket Frog

The Blue Racer is non-venomous and is facing extinction. 
In Canada it is only found on Pelee Island. 
Here is a close up 

Listening to the birds of #spring and watching ice pellets at 2°C

Friday, 17 April 2015

The Crocus has bloomed

To grow up, you have to move out of the withering and dying,
And surround yourself with the living and thriving.
 - John Koshy
17th April 2015

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Who said you can't have your cake and eat it?

I'm doing just that ☺

After a very long absence in the market Jamocha by La ROCCA is back!

Oh, it was Thomas Howard, the Duke of Norfolk who said to Thomas Cromwell 
"A man can not have his cake and eat his cake"

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

On our evening walk. Mallards are Wading

Mallards are Wading

We are walking,
And the Mallards are wading,
Winter is finally fading,
And Canada Geese are flocking.

John Koshy
14th April 2015

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

#Troubleshooting an old wireless Cisco security camera

The camera suddenly stopped working and I am unable to determine what the problem is 
Was easy to remove the outer case

Removed three small screws to get the circuit board off from the case

The microphone (with the red and black wires) comes off easily too
So does the Wi-Fi unit which is fixed on a PCI slot.
All looks fine and there is power supply too.

But the problem is ... trying to find out where the problem is

Monday, 6 April 2015

The overripe bananas convinced me to bake Weetabix, cranberry, golden brown sugar muffins

Because I don't like wasting food 

With a fork, beat two eggs, 3/4 cups of milk, 2 overripe bananas, 1/2 cup olive oil, a cup of golden brown sugar (if you don't have a sweet tooth like me, just add 1/2 cup) and add 2 cups of flour, a table spoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 2 rectangles of broken up Weetabix, 1/2 cup dried cranberries, 1/2 cup broken up walnuts, and add the mixture to a tray

Bake at 400 degrees F 

Till your home has this lovely aroma of freshly baked muffins (usually about 23 minutes)

The muffins came off the tray so easily. 
This is why I like the older baking trays better than the new ones. 
They stick less!

Muffins are the easiest thing to experiment with in the kitchen

Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR

Only 26 production road versions of these were ever built. 20 coupes and 6 roadsters

6.9 L V12 engine

6 speed sequential manual transmission

Sunday, 5 April 2015

#Wildlife #Painting Elk at Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta, while listening to Gordon Lightfoot

A few years ago we did this fascinating drive from Toronto to Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies. Saw lots of wildlife and beautiful landscapes

Maligne Lake is one beautiful place on this planet

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
16" x 20" oil painting on canvas

Saturday, 4 April 2015

#Exercise A sixteen kilometre #walk feels good

Along the waterfront trail

You never get to see the highway from up here unless you are walking

Have a good evening!