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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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Monday, May 16, 2016

Better Late than...



Better late than never.  Busy week. For Macro Monday a bee in Blue Flowers.




For Blue Monday, little blue Azures getting minerals.

For Ruby Tuesday and The Bird D'Pot, a little Rufus Hummingbird.


For Our World and Nature Notes a Chipping Sparrow in my yard feeder dish above, and a White-Crowned Sparrow below.


For Wild Bird Wednesday and ABC Wednesday, the letter "S" a fluffy Swallow at Swan Lake below and a Song Sparrow below that.


For Outdoors Wednesday Weirs Beach scenery.


For Good Fences Thursday, the sheep and their fence out in Metchosin.  I am having a hard time to get my blog in right now as I get very tired.  Sorry I have missed a couple of weeks. The weather is good here and after I go out and do my photos I am too tired to blog about them!

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HAVE A GREAT WEEK BLOGGERS AND BIRDERS!!

39 comments:

  1. Hi Nora. It's better to take pictures and not blog than to blog when you don't have pictures ;>). I'm glad you are well and strong enough to get out there and to take advantage of the beautiful weather, while it lasts (I used to live in the Pacific Northwest and you have similar weather ... grab it while it's good!!) But thanks for taking time to put together this lovely post. You get the best bird shots ... the white-crowned sparrow in the yellow wild flower plants is especially frameable. I never thought about why I see butterflies in the gravel like that-- minerals! Of course. I should have known. Thanks for that bit of info and for all the beauty as always!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Sallie. I appreciate the time it takes to do a comment. I wish there was a quicker way for us to comment but it is what it is. I am usually on a tablet and can not always comment on typepad, I will try again.

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  2. Lovely set of pictures.

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    1. Hi Ruth, I love your new cell phone, Phone Photographs site, it will be fun to learn new things to do with our cell phone cameras.

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  3. I am so glad you felt well enough to post these lovely photos. You have covered all the Blog parties so beautifully.
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my post Nora. Wishing you well and happy days.
    Hugs,
    Jeanne

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    1. Hi Jeanne, thanks for coming and for hosting the meme for us all. Nice to meet new bloggers this way.

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  4. What pretty shots. I hope the fires are now under control.

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    1. I think they are letting some people back into the area where the fires still are. The air quality is poor there. Thanks so much for coming from Sweden Fi.

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  5. A nice variety of shots!

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    1. Hi Karen, thanks so much for coming.

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  6. Love all the bird images and those lambs are so cute. The blue bell shot is gorgeous.

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    1. Hi Margaret, thanks so much. Hope you are out birding.

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  7. Hello, I love the pretty flowers and bee, the blue azures and hummer are great captures. Wonderful variety of birds. Pretty beach! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  8. You covered the week very nicely.

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  9. It's good to know you have enough energy to go out there and take these beautiful photos. The perfect way to spend your time and make our world that much richer for your stunning efforts. Thank you!

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  10. I love your first photo of the blue in the blue flowers! Hope you regain your energy soon.

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  11. maybe late ... .but your photo's are worth waiting for


    Have a nice ABC-Wednes-day / - week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

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  12. Love the Fluffy SPARROW.

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  13. Sensational set of shots of a great variety of birds.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  14. I always love the swallows.

    ROG, ABCW

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  15. Oh do feel better soon ~ Such gorgeous bird photos and nature photos too ~ Sending lots of 'distant healing reiki energy' ~ with big hugs for you ~

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  16. Beautiful photos. I love the sheep!

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  17. Nice collection of images!

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  18. These are wonderful! So many pretty photos to enjoy :)

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  19. Lovely set of pictures.

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  20. I love the pretty little song sparrow, and they really sing their
    fluffy little hearts out,
    Great pictures again,
    best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  21. Hello Nora, Yo probably missed the weeks where I told about what SEASONS is about. Am jazzed you are interested! About the days the link is open:
    If you think on the beginning of the week, whether that is for you Sunday or Monday you're always right! Also, if you don't remember I put every week in SEASONS post that it runs from Sunday to Wednesday till 7 pm, Pacific time (since I live in California).
    About the subject:
    It can be about any trip or at home, or experience during the season of Spring. So, nature, flowers, critters, weather, birds or landscape is okay, but you can extend it to any experience that takes place during the season. Anything and everything in Spring is great! For example, my studio just finished a few weeks ago, so that's what I posted. You only need one photo, and it does not need to be a separate post.
    When it becomes summer, it's about your experiences in summer, then Fall, then Winter.
    If you read this comment today, since it's Wednesday near noon, you still would have time to link up till 7pm, tonight pacific time. But if not, that's okay!
    I will leave you a reminder on Saturday, okay? Am looking forward to your photo -welcome aboard!

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    1. Thanks so much for helping me with this new meme, I am going to try to get there on Sunday! I always wonder if I am doing the memes correctly so I really thank you for explaining it to me.

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  22. Lots of Mother Nature to see your way Nora.... Michelle

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  23. Beautiful collection of photos.

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  24. Thanks for the collection of fine photos! They are marvellous!
    Wil, ABCW Team

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  25. Beautiful flowers and birds.

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  26. Hmmm i love those puddling butterflies.

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  27. 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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