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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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Saturday, June 04, 2016

Enjoy the Weekend



More silhouettes for ...

Saturday Silhouettes.



 For Weekend Reflections
Blast from the past as I could not find a good recent one.
Esquimalt Lagoon above and Hatley Castle below.


Well there are a few reflections of the flowers here below at Butchart Gardens.

 For Camera Critters and Saturday's Critters.
A deer in front of someone's garden and house.
Below is Timmy the kitty.

For The Bird D'Pot some Red-winged Black Birds.



Common Yellowthroat
For Seasons: It is the Season of the 
Dogwood, this one is Pink!

For Shadow Shot Sunday
West Coast Lady 
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Saturday's Critters  Camera Critters   Saturday Silhouettes  Seasons
Weekend Reflections     Shadow  Shot Sunday The Bird D'pot
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cheers, Nora


39 comments:

  1. Your critters are lovely. Have a great weekend :)

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  2. Love this series of your finds, Norah! Beautiful dogwood you have chosen for SEASONSs! But the bridge, beach and bests are equally beautiful captures!
    Since I'll be gone for the rest of Saturday, I may forget to remind you to link up for SEASONS between Sunday and Wed. Have a lovely weekend, great weather and a beautiful upcoming week!

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  3. Your photos are so beautiful!

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  4. Hello, Lovely sky and silhouette photos are lovely. The deer are so pretty, cute kitty and wonderful birds. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  5. I love those silhouette shots!! Really beautiful. Have a nice weekend.

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  6. HI Nora a lovely sollection of shsots. I love the reflectios shots as awell as the Deer, butterfly, cat and birds. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead

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  7. Oh, Nora, your pictures are all wonderful! Especially the beautiful silhouettes and that Hatley Castle bridge. What a beautiful calendar you could make with your amazing photography! XO

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  8. I love those sunset (sunrise?) photos! I hope you're having a great weekend so far.

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  9. Hi Nora, love those silhouettes and beautiful skies, the pretty scenery, the beautiful flowers the birds and that lovely deer, as well as the cute cat. A wonderful series of photos here. Have a great week :)

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  10. Hi Nora, Thanks to your kind comment on my blog I just found Island Rambles and it is great! Your photos are wonderful! Really enjoyed the sunsets and silhouettes. Excellent series of photos. Thanks for sharing and for your kind comment to me. Have a great remainder of the weekend!

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  11. Nice sunsets, and cute animal pics!

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  12. Beautiful photos, I especially loved the lagoon photo.

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  13. beautiful, old or new.

    thank you for your kind comment today.

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  14. These are some great shots! I am quite taken with the first one, but the birds are a definite favorite! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I resize all my photos to 900 px on the long side for two reasons--1. so they will load faster and 2. so they won't enlarge very well if someone decides to steal them!!

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    1. Good idea Betty, your blog is loading very fast on all browsers. Some blogs I cannot comment on as they are loading so slowly with all the gadgets and ads and large photos. I want to put in large photos but realize that they will take a while to load in for some people.

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  15. A wonderful collection of photos! My favorite is the cat.

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  16. I'm working all this weekend but at least I've enjoyed the last few moments. Thank you.

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  17. Beautiful images. Especially I like those Silhouettes.

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  18. Great shots but I really love the silhouettes.

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    1. Me too, I am so addicted to taking them now.

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  19. Lovely sunset photo, Vancouver island must be lovely place to visit, judging by your photography!
    Thanks for visit, Nora, and enjoy your sunday :)

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  20. Lovely sunsets Nora. And of course you showed my favourite North American bird the Red-winged Blackbird.

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  21. That's really beautiful, the creatures, the birds, but, I love the first one, magic.

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  22. The gardens, the deer, all the beauty that surrounds us as we peruse your blog post, is such a delightful way to spend some time with you here today!!

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  23. Your photographs are always stunning! What kind of camera are you using?

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    1. Hi Lori, I mostly use a tiny Panasonic FZ200, but sometimes I use a GH4 Panasonic for birds as I can put a longer lens on it. The Panasonic FZ200 now has a newer model but I find this camera works well for birds and for scenery. Thanks for your comment. cheers. Nora

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  24. What marvelous pictures! They are really excellent.

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  25. Hi Nora,
    Wonderful silhouettes and the photos of the birds and the nature! Such a beautiful surroundings you have ... The Dodwood flower reminds me of a similar flower we have here ... I need to take a photo of it - Maybe it is related to the Dogwood over there? It has 4 petals, it is pink and has a yellow middle.
    Wishing sunshine to your week,
    Nina

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  26. Super shot of the deer with a lovely background. I like the picture of the blackbird preening himself-everyone needs to tidy! And the silhouettes are always striking.

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  27. Thank you so muc Norah for being a part of SEASONS with the beautiful pink flowers!
    Don't worry, iI'm so a-technical. It took me more than 5 years before even trying to do a Linky list:):)
    About commenting: it looks like only when you come from Blogspot, you see the ad - I'm not seeing the ad myself, but people have told me
    (the only way not to see the ad is with premium Wordpress, where you have to pay for your blog - since I'm already paying for the .com and for the Linky list itself ...) What you could try is first doing your comment, before you go on the Linky list...
    When it's so warm, I'm glad I don't live in the city, but in the forest -much more shade!
    Have a great week and "see" you soon!

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    1. yes thanks Jeannette, I think that is the solution, I will comment first and then do the linky! Mr. Linky always gets me confused. Thanks Jeannette so much for adding this new wonderful meme to our list of gatherings. The link-ups or blog parties are very important to bloggers, new and old. It is an opportunity to meet new bloggers and revisit old friends. It is the only independent way we can find similar blogs to our interests. It is not governed by blogger or google or other hosts, it is an independent way we have figured out how to communicate and promote out blogs without any interference from our various hosts, google, wordpress, typepad, etc. I think it is a clever thing!

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  28. Wonderful shots - love those silhouettes and sky shots.

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  29. Hi Nora,
    Love seeing all your photos, gorgeous shots.
    Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a
    great day!

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  30. Always love seeing what you are seeing, Nora. Love the reflections, birds, deer, butterfly, and all the beauty you see around.

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  31. Gorgeous photos Nora! As always...

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  32. Lovely selection of photos. The deer is such a gentle looking animal. Pretty dogwoods, lovely reflections. I enjoyed it all.

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  33. Wonderful silhouettes, Nora, but I also like your wildlife shots!
    Thank for joining us at the Saturday Silhouettes meme.

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  34. Thanks so much for all the kind comments here. I have gone to each of your sites to thank you. I really appreciate how many bloggers come to my site and leave me a nice note!

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Hi!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog on Vancouver Island Nature and Birds.
I love to take photos of places we go to on Vancouver Island and the birds and animals we see.
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Cheers and thanks again. Nora
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