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Hi my name is Nora and Welcome to my blog world. This is a nature and birding photo blog about Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada. I am trying to be a birder and 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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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Coming Home



I am finally back at blogging! It feels like coming home.  I took some time off to recharge so now I have to get up to date with all the blogs here.  Hope all of you are doing well. It is so nice to see all your blogs and avatars again.




I missed my contact with you all. I am keeping in touch with some bloggers on Facebook so friend message me if you want. I would like that.

We have had so many rare and unusual birds this summer so I will put them in next week for the bird memes.


I am still doing ok, just tired all the time from the leukemia I have. It feels so great to be back at my blog again surrounded by my blog friends.  I will slowly get around to each of your blogs. cheers, Nora


Thank you to each of these memes for allowing bloggers to share their story.
Click on any of these links for some great blogs and photos.

Sky Watch Friday
Camera Critters
Weekend Reflections
Weekly Top Shot





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HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND BLOGGERS AND BIRDERS.

36 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Well, welcome home! I always enjoy your exceptional photos and have been missing your company. Take care.

Fun60 said...

So good to see your blog pop up again in my feeds. Delighted that you have regained some of your energy to resume posting. Look forward to seeing more of your world again.

Arija said...

Hallo Nora, so glad you are back and I sincerely hope in good health. You have been in my prayers for much longer than since you took a break and are in them still until I know that you are completely well. ❤

KaHolly said...

Oh, welcome back!! So glad you are feeling up to blogging again. Looking forward to seeing those bird pictures!! Hope you are having a good day today! xo

Lori Skoog said...

That was some break! So glad you are back.

Lori Skoog said...

I'm back! Did not know you were dealing with leukemia...no wonder you were taking a break! Your photos are as stunning as ever and I hope to see more. Stay warm, rest and keep us posted.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Thanks John, nice to see you came back also. cheers.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Thnaks Fun60, I always enjoyed your travels and posts, great to see them again.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Thanks Arija. I think we followed each other even before I had this blog and had my old blog so it has been many years we have known each other in this media..

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Hi KaHolly, thanks so much for coming on so quickly. I am glad people did not remove me from their follow list. Having a good day today! cheers.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Hi Lori at the farm. So glad to see you here. Thanks.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

I love Lori's blog about the horses and the farm and all kinds of other great stuff, like art and food and so on.....

Jane Hards Photography said...

Welcome back. From someone who used to follow your blog, (time off myself illness, nothing compared to yours) and blogs from another small island. Absolutely stunning colours in the first shot. I hope you have the strength and time and energy to continue the blog. Blogging is a great distraction from health issues.

Jim said...

Very beautiful sky.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely images! The ducks are cute! I am happy to see you back in blogland.. Have a happy weekend!

Stephanie said...

Good to see you back again. Missed seeing your posts.

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Welcome back Nora ! Your sunset is spectacular and so are your wildlife photos. My thoughts are with you in your fight against the disease. There are some wonderful friendships to be made through blogging. Through our photos we get to exchange in a much deeper way than any of us ever thought possible. Get well !

Felicia said...

beautiful image.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Welcome back. I have had times where I considered quitting the blog,but I know I would miss my friends here.

Heather said...

That top photo is beyond beautiful!

ladyfi said...

Welcome back. Hope you have knocked the leukaemia on the head! Lovely shots and so nice to see you back here. Hugs.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Welcome...welcome back!!!
Blogland is one friendly place and I'm sure you'll get into the swing of posting in no time.

Lovely photos.

Lea said...

Lovely photos - especially the birds!
It sounds like you and I have been through the same thing this year. I was diagnosed with Leukemia (AML) February 25th. The initial chemo made me so weak I spent 4 weeks in Rehab after I got out of the hospital at the end of March. I've had three more chemo sessions requiring a 3 week hospital stay each time. I am in remission and pray to God that I stay there. I still don't have the strength to do all I want to do, but I am grateful for whatever I can get done each day. One Leukemia survivor told me it took her a year to recover her full strength after she finished the chemo.
Hope you feel a little better every day
Lea

Margaret Adamson said...

I am delighted Nora that you feel well enough to resume blogging again. that first shot is stunning adn thee next two are great reflection shot. Have a lovely weekend.

Viera said...

what a nice pond... your photos are fantastic and reflected amazing area... The light of a golden time...

Have nice weekend

Light and Voices said...

Nora, I'm glad you are back. Your photos are lovely.
JM, Illinois

Laura said...

beautiful photos… sending healing energy your way.

'Tsuki said...

Cute little ducks asleep !

Linda W. said...

Your first shot is absolutely beautiful!

EG CameraGirl said...

It's great to see you are back blogging!

Roy Norris said...

A great set of images to return with Nora.
I'm glad you are back.

Wally Jones said...

Welcome Home, Nora!

What a special opening image! Only Nature can create such colors!

Looking forward to your reports on birds and things from the Northwest!

Wally From Warm Autumn Florida

Valerie said...

Welcome back Nora. Sorry to learn of your health issues. Glad you are able to "lose yourself" for a while with your photography and sharing the glorious results on your blogsite. Praying for better health for you each day. Thank you for these wonderful captures from beautiful Vancouver Island - I was greatly blessed to have experienced a 3 week house exchange there at the beginning of this year: a dream come true, so am delighted to see your photos. Thank you.

NatureStop said...

Greetings from Dubai! Really enjoyed going through your blog. Have a great week ahead! Will be back soon...

Shantana

Gunilla Bäck said...

It's great to have you back! I'm so glad you feel up to blogging again. I love the deer in the last shot.

Nora said...

Thanks so much for your kind comments to me. I appreciate them.

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