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Monday, January 27, 2014

Colors In My World

I like colors.

This is the color at Butchart Gardens.

The photos were taken last fall with my little Panasonic camera on panorama.

I feel like I have walked into a painting. And I just zoomed the
camera all around.

I am not sure if these photos are any good as some are shot directly into the light.

The photos get much larger if you click on them.

People walking around enjoying the gardens.

I like birds.

These are the colors of the birds in my back yard.  Taken mostly
in the fall and some recently. I can stand at my kitchen window
and snap photos out of the window.

I make a treat for the birds out of peanut butter.

She is so adorable.

Both the woodpeckers are still here.

Sorry I seem to be taking a holiday from text today. Hope you
enjoy my colors.  I am publishing late and am a little tired.  I will
try to visit all my blogger friends as soon as I can but it takes me
a while.

We are at the letter "c" for Color at the ABC Meme.

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Pat Tillett said...

Well, that is a fantastic and colorful world! I also like it.
Very nice...

Rambling Woods said...

Oh Nora.... What a beautiful post. It made me smile.... I hope you will feel better.. I am thinking of you... Hug.. Michelle

Jim said...

So colourful.

ladyfi said...

Those colourful shots of the gardens are fabulous!

Stephanie said...

Love seeing all the colors, Nora. With all this fog we have been having lately, it was nice to come into your blog to see your images.

Margaret Adamson said...

hi Nora. hope you feel better soon. hanks for sharing these wonderful colourful gardens as well as the birds in your garden.

Fun60 said...

Good to be reminded of the colourful world we live in. Excellent bird photos. Hope you are coping with life. Thinking of you.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

The colours are fabulous! I love the birds too. Take care, Nora.

Cathy said...

What a great post - love the colours of Butchart Gardens. We visited there September 2006 - lots of good memories from that time. I see very different birds where I live.
Take care

eileeninmd said...

The gardens are lovely, I would like to walk around there. And your birds are wonderful, a great variety for your yard. Lovely photos, have a happy week!

Penelope Postcards said...

I like the fluffy feathers of the “adorable” bird. It seems as though nature has added a decorative red bow of some sort on its pretty little head.

Pradeepa said...

Fantastic colors! I love fall season photos because of those lovely colors, but unfortunately here in India we don't see such colors.

Roy Norris said...

So many beautiful colours Nora.


That little hummer with the blossom near its eye is just purely magical!!!

Hootin' Anni
Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

Carver said...

Gorgeous garden and fantastic shots of the birds.

Gail Dixon said...

Those panoramic shots are beautiful! All of them. Enjoyed the bird shots so much. You have quite an assortment right outside your window.

Karen said...

What a lovely bright colourful post to see on this freezing grey morning! Fabulous birds shots! The Hummer is darling!

Dave said...

I have had to take my sun glasses off to type this......

Roger Owen Green said...

Colors are fab, plants and the birds.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

We certainly need a bit of colour during these bleak days of midwinter. The panoramas look fine to me; it's rarely possible to get a correct exposure for the whole wide scene. The colours are wonderful.

photowannabe said...

I love color too. Your first ones of the Gardens look like Monet paintings.
Your little hummingbird is adorable.
Love the woodpecker.
I saw a woodpecker on our tree yesterday. It was the first time in years. Unfortunately it flew away before I could get my camera out.

Hildred said...

A wonderfully colourful post - your photos are lovely enlarged as well.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful Nora -- the one bird looks like she has a ribbon bow in her 'hair'. The panorama shots are amazing ...I have such lovely memories of Buchart Garden...wish we could go again.

Susan Moore said...

Beautiful photos! When I was a kid we used to visit my grandparents on Vancouver Island every summer, fond memories.

thewovenspoke said...

Wonderful and colorful shots trees and birds alike.

ellen b. said...

Beautiful colors!!

Ercotravels said...

Amazing colorful garden!! you're lucky, to see the beauty of garden..beautiful photos of the garden and cute birds..

Gordon said...

A really great set of pics, I had to look at the first few twice, thought I was looking at a coral reef, do you see what I mean. And that bird in your yard, is it a kind of Jay ?.
All the best Gordon.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Those gardens are gorgeous. My little Nikon has a panorama setting. I'm going to check into it.

Indrani said...

Very colorful and cheerful. Loved the series!

Leslie: said...

Haven't been to Butchart Gardens in eons, but must make an effort this summer. Stunning colours.

abcw team

Nora at Island Rambles said...

yes I see what you mean...I do not know how to use the panorama feature so the cropping is done incorrectly by me as I try to shoot...but just a different perspective. I feel like I am under water sometimes anyway. Yes it is Steller's Jay.

Powell River Books said...

I love the panorama shots. Don't think my camera has that capability. I love hummingbirds. You got a great shot. - Margy

Kay L. Davies said...

It's hard to take a boring photo at Butchart Gardens, isn't it? And I love the colours of your birds, especially the little beauty with the pink "hat"!
I haven't been to The Island in ages...entirely too long.

Huldra said...

Oh.. Love the colors! :)
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