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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Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

Light Reflecting Life

I am always looking for the light.  The right light for the camera. A camera is really light reflecting life.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Fire in our Country

There is a fire in our Country, can you help? The town of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has had a terrible fire.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Yellow-Headed Blackbird Swan Lake

 Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary Bird News!
There was a Yellow-headed Blackbird at Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary this week.

Monday, April 25, 2016

A Week of Photos

I am putting in 39 photos for your pleasure! Enough photos for the whole week.  Please click on them as I put them in really small.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016

The River of Life

Today we are going to the river! The River of Life.  We always call it Charters Creek but I think it is called Charters River really. It is in Sooke, B.C. I can't find much about the history of it.  It is the river of life as it gives life to so many fish and animals and it is the water supply for the area also.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Blooming Flowers

I have flowers for everyone today!   These are all from the Finnerty Gardens at the University of Victoria.  It is all in bloom right now!
It was raining when I took these.  Just the kind of rain that is soft and gentle so I did not mind.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Little Birds Flew In

Today we have all our local birds starting with the letter "k", like these little Kinglets here. These are my Wednesday and Thursday posts. All the links to the link ups are at the bottom of the posting. I try to feature one link up each time.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Week in Flowers

The flowers are blooming in my garden finally!  Here is a mosaic of them for Mosaic Monday.

Monday, March 14, 2016

More Storms

We are having one storm after the other on my island.  These photos and the video were taken yesterday at Island View Beach. I tried to get out of the truck but the wind was too strong and I was JOSTLED all about. We are at the letter "j" for the ABC Link Up.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Butchart Gardens Interiors

Recently we went to Butchart Gardens and saw the Prelude to Spring and the interiors of the historical home.  I am including some photos from our time there.  This is a little sunroom. They open some of the rooms in the winter.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Come for a Walk

Come for a walk with me today.  I think there is a storm brewing but there is time for a short walk.

Monday, March 07, 2016


My theme is isolation today.  Hawks seem to live isolated lives.
We are at the letter "i" in the ABC meme this week. This hawk was out at Island View.

Friday, March 04, 2016

Stormy Weather

We went for a drive in the recent storm.  These are the photos I took.  Mostly from inside the truck.

Monday, February 29, 2016


For Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.  Hope never abandons you, you abandon it.” -George Weinberg

Friday, February 26, 2016

Sad News

I was so sad to hear the news of the passing of my blog friend, Tina and her husband in an accident.  She was a wonderful photographer.  I will miss her. Tina was known as EG Camera Girl. Her Blog is here East Gwillimbury Camera Girl. She was a long time blogger and her amazing photos will be missed.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Happy Weekend Photos

This was the sky over my city last night from up on Mount Tolmie.
For Sky Watch Friday. (taken with cell phone) It is always a gift when you get an unexpected sunset.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Weekend in Memes

A collage of Butchart Garden's fall colors last fall.  For Mosaic Monday and Today's Flowers.  I am doing all memes for the weekend. I love the memes.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Very Dark Night

Though my soul may set in darkness,
it will rise in perfect light.
I have loved the stars too fondly
to be fearful of the night.
(Sarah Williams quote)

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Elusive Redwing in Victoria

Elusive meaning difficult to find, catch or achieve.  This describes my relationship with the Redwing, the bird that has arrived here from Asia.  Oh it is not very far from my house as I am sure that it has flown here only to visit me.  Many of my bloggers and readers are from Europe. I am sure it is for me.  Problem is, we go there and it is ELUSIVE.  It is either hiding in the holly tree or up on the hill in the oak trees. Sigh.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Hello From Me on The Other Side

Yup it is me.  I am still here. Hello from the other side of blogging. I have just been reading blogs. I must have looked at my blog and thought about blogging a thousand times. I am sorry for not writing on my blog for so long. At least now I can say I tried. Hello from the other side of blogging. A little parody of Adele's new song. Adele actually wrote the song about reconnecting to herself. I haven't written in my blog for a year.