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, 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.