Welcome to the Island Rambles Blog

Welcome to my blog world. This is a photo blog, poetry 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. I am also at my Facebook Page Island Rambles or Islandrambles at YouTube.


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Monday, May 27, 2013

Tired Tigers Tired Me

These are older repeat pictures I had of a tired tiger as I am very tired this week and not feeling well.  So I will just do a little terse blog with little text.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Sweet Things in Life

              Smell the Roses
There are so many sweet things in life.  Life is just full of sweet things.  Is that why I am here, to see so many sweet, sweet things. I love the smell of roses in the spring time.

                                              New Life Is Beginning
A child posing in the flowers for me is so sweet.

                                         Strong Stems from the Earth
Strong, healthy stems on the tulips for me to see. New life abundantly
covers the earth, repeating its natural cycle whether we are here or not.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Something Red

Are you ready?  It is time for "R" at ABC Meme.  So we will look for "r" words and something Red.  Like the flowers out at Butchart Gardens right now.  It is so wonderful there. The tulips are really ready for us.

Monday, May 06, 2013

Spirit Pole and Q Things

 I find that there are not many Q words or pictures and it is hard to do. But I was not going to quit in my quest for "Q" words for the ABC Meme. So above here we have the Spirit Pole at the Quw'utsun' Cultural and Conference Center in Duncan, B.C. The pole was made to honour the Cowichan 2008 Indigenous Games.  The pole traveled over 10,000 km and was carved by 11,599 people in 52 communities in B.C.  The frog is in the front of the pole and he helps everyone take a step forward.  He has a smile for all of us as well.  There are a quadruple of  salmon above the frog, they swim in a stream representing the hard work it takes to be positive and move forward.  The Master Carver of the pole was Carey Newman.

This is a shot of one of the buildings at the Cultural Center.