Sunday, 27 September 2015

Hummingbird in the Backyard

You would imagine that the Hummingbird will only visit the flowers and quickly fly away ...
(but like GOD, it can appear anywhere, at anytime!)

Just now, here it is ...

On a beautiful Sunday morning

Sitting on the Ash tree and allowing us to see it for several minutes
(not so clearly because we are seeing it through the glass window)

But to me, this is more than a little Hummingbird ...

It is GOD reassuring me again, of HIS presence and HIS provision

Friday, 25 September 2015


"GOD alone knows how to humble us without humiliating us,
And how to exalt us without flattering us"
- E. M. Blaiklock

Sunday, 20 September 2015

"The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes ..." - Galileo Galilei

"The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it,
Can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do" 
- Galileo Galilei

Friday, 11 September 2015

♫ "And when you wake up it's a new morning" - Gerry Rafferty

"And when you wake up it's a new morning,
The sun is shining, it's a new morning,
And you're going, you're going home" - Gerry Rafferty (1978) 

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Data Centre

When it comes to managing security and privacy, 
Sweden was the first country in the world to enact a comprehensive law to protect personal data on computers

Love this data centre!

A data centre is a secure facility where data can be stored and accessed by the right people 24/7/365.

To be able to make this data available irrespective of disasters, politics, or any other causes, a data centre must be highly secure. 
Security, availability and compliance are crucial when considering who is is going to store your mission-critical IT infrastructure and data. Most data centres provide these.
However, what differentiates a really secure data centre from the rest, is international law.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Maritime Memories

This was our third road trip to Atlantic Canada, and also the shortest, only 5300 kilometres. 
(No road trip to Atlantic Canada is complete without including Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island and we didn't do either)

We drove thru Quebec into New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Did quite a bit of driving off the beaten track on unpaved roads this time

We discovered there are many ways to drive into lobster country

Walking on the ocean floor when the tide is down, here's a 360 degree view of The Bay of Fundy


You can bring your own bottle of wine, and sit out here enjoying a view of the ocean tides while eating lobster

And there's lobster everywhere!

This bridge is quite narrow. 
(One of the advantages of having a small car)

Actually wish it was raining, in order to enjoy the sliding and splashing in the mud 
(but no one else in the car had such thoughts) 

This photograph cannot justify the view of the Minas Basin at Parrsboro, but I did see two off-road bikers on this trail

Drove down to the waters edge to search for agate and amethyst, but the tide was approaching us at almost 4 inches a minute, and our family of rockhounders had to retreat!

Peggys Cove is so beautiful, my next painting will be a scene from here

Sunny, windy and peaceful. 
Loved the waves crashing onto the rocks with the sound of the bagpipes playing in the distance


Although I didn't know anyone on Swissair Flight 111, I simply had to spend some time here.
The boy in me still loves airplanes

Some of the narrow streets in Lunenburg are really steep, and if you don't use your handbrakes here, you might end up in the Atlantic Ocean

The Bluenose II is a replica of the legendary schooner Bluenose and this is it's hometown

Facing the harbour is this amazing restaurant called The Dockside where the food and the service is excellent! This in addition to the view of the harbour.
(Btw, Prince Charles, Tom Selleck and Johnny Depp have also been to this restaurant)
So I learnt from the lady who served us 

You may not get these wines in Ontario, they are Nova Scotian
(unless you visit us at home)

One of the shortest ferry rides we've done was the one across St. Ann's Bay on the English Town Ferry.
(The shortest was the Bleriot Ferry in Alberta)

This is just one way to get onto the Cabot Trail

     There are many places along the Cabot Trail where the view of the Atlantic Ocean is simply breathtaking

And if you want a guaranteed view of whales in the ocean, visit Guaranteed Whales and ask for Allison. 

                                      She and her family know exactly where the whales live! 

Watch this clip till the end to see Long-finned Pilot Whales

The Rusty Anchor is a nice place with an ocean view, if you want to eat seafood on The Cabot Trail

Noticed a lot more traffic and tourists on the Cabot Trail this time, compared to previous trips

I did a 12"x 16"oil painting in 2010 of this view. In case you haven't seen it, here it is below

Earlier road trips can be found here