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, 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.