Welcome to the Island Rambles Blog

Welcome to my blog world. This is a photo blog and short story blog about my life on Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada. I take photos of the birds and scenery I find. I hope you enjoy your time here and please come back again. PHOTOS WILL ENLARGE IF CLICKED. The photos are slide show enabled if you click on them. If you click on the top lighthouse photo it always takes you to the most recent summary list of my postings.

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Aboriginal Games for My World




Click here to see more of the That's My World posts.

This is my third post for That's My World , check it out to see the great photos from around the blogging globe....see the world.

Today I am putting in photos taken on the stage at the North American Aboriginal Games in Duncan last summer. The games provided an opportunity for people to learn more about First Nations from all parts of North America. These dances were held at the Cultural Village. The picture I did not put in is of all the people swimming in the beautiful Cowichan river that runs along by the village as it was a wonderful hot day. Some international protocol is that one does not step over or touch sacred objects such as drums.






Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Weirs Beach for Watery Wednesday




Today I am putting in my photo for the first time for Watery Wednesday ...I am new to this one so look forward to visiting you all. Check out all the watery photos at the Watery Wednesday site hosted by 2sweetnsaxy.

This photo is of Weirs Beach, taken on a windy day when the waves were crashing but the sky was blue so it was great for photos. The beach is normally bare and white sand but this day the storm had deposited large amounts of kelp and driftwood. In the distance you can see the city.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Butchart Gardens for Today's Flowers






A little shot of the Butchart Gardens for Today's Flowers. Imagine if you were presented with the problem of a huge empty, ugly old sunken limestone quarry that your husband just left abandoned beside the house....what to do? Well Jennie decided to fill it with wagon loads of soil and plants and that is how this wonderful lush sunken garden started. Now it has 55 acres of flowers and shrubs of all kinds and is a National Historic Site of Canada. Here is a link to their site Butchart Gardens for more photos. It is one of the most amazing wonders of the world now.

Check out the other lovely flowers on Today's Flowers.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Thinking of Returning to Sky Watch




This post is for Sky Watch one of my favorite places to go and see the sky all around the world. Please have a look at the other photos there.



I am thinking of returning to blogging sometime soon but I wonder if there is anyone out there still interested in reading my blog????? It has been such a long time. I have been away for months....I had to retire from blogging for a while as I had trouble with my eyes and they needed some fixing...... I still read many of my favorite blogs as much as I can and hope I can connect up with you all soon. I may not blog very much but hope to check in and do a blog now and then. Please leave me a comment if you wander in here and let me know what you think of my new wide angle lens and also please check out the other sky watch postings at the above link or the link on my blog on the Sky Watch badge at the bottom of the page.

The picture is of the clouds at Fisgard Lighthouse taken with a 10 - 22 wide lens but on a small digital camera so not as wide as on a full frame.

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