Archive for December, 2010

A new Slant

December 21, 2010

One of the ways I use the iPad is to have it on the breakfast bench while I am eating my Pre-Breakfast in the early hours before Aileen appears on the scene.  The problem occurs when I try to eat and hold the iPad at the same time.  Awhile back we saw a housing for the iPad that featured a neat way of setting it up at an angle where it could be operated without holding it.  The owner of this gadget said I could buy one at Best Buy and I did look at something but it was not the same and after some playing around I cobbled up a fixture from scrap pieces of wood in the garage and presto here is the cheap version which works just fine.

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Birds of a Feather

December 8, 2010

An unusual day.  In addition to the usual Sparrows and Doves, today we saw a male and female Cardinal and a female Blue Jay and a Red Headed Woodpecker all at the same time.  I can’t remember a time in the past that we have had that variety of birds in view at the same time.

We do enjoy their visits and there seems to be two times a day that birds will collect.  At around 10 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon seem to be their schedule to visit our feeders. I put out a container of roughly a quart and a half every day.