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Friday, June 10, 2016

The Sky Today

The sky is so lovely.......

up on Mount Tolmie.  When two people walk into your shot and kiss that is a good thing.  I am always people watching.

These Sky Shots are for Sky Watch Friday.

These are from the Oak Bay Tea Party little air show.

"The Thinker" up on Mount Tolmie .

"The Pointers" It must be over there.

"The Jogger"
These shots are for Saturday Silhouettes.

This shot is for Nix Pages Friday Green.
 Field Crescent (Phyciodes pulchella)
These shots are for Weekend Reflections.
Tundra Swan Hatley Park.

This shot is for Floral Friday Fotos.

This one is for Scenic Weekends.

For Today's Flowers.

We found a wonderful field of foxgloves.

The pinks are for Pink Saturday.

At the Dog Show and the "King of the Forest" are
for Camera Critters and Saturday's Critters.
"The King" lives on Mount Tolmie.

And some cows also out in the farms.

And me with a butterfly on a flower!

Cedar Hairstreak butterfly on daisy.

Thank you to each of these meme hosts for allowing bloggers to share their story. Click on any of these links for some great blogs and photos.
Scenic Weekends  Floral Friday Fotos Nix Pages Friday Green
Sky Watch Friday  Saturday's Critters  Camera Critters  Pink Saturday Saturday Silhouettes
Weekend Reflections   Today's Flowers 
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  1. wonderful selection once again this week. I love all your photographs taken on Mount Tolmie incluing the Deer with the huge antlers. The field ofFloxgloves is very pretty and the refflection siwht the Swan is fabulous Nora, I hope you have a good week ahead.

  2. The swan looks so lovely swimming in its world. And beautiful flowers.

  3. Hello Nora, wonderful critters. I love the Golden Ret in the dog show. The shots of you holding the daisy and butterfly are great. Cool photos of the air show. I love the swans and gorgeous flowers, they are all beautiful. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  4. Beautiful shots. The sky shots are great.

  5. Wow a great selection of critters. just beautiful.

  6. It is beautiful. I like how you said on your other blog that you are taking a break from "the realities of life." I can assume you mean Lukemia research, but the sunrise is just as much a part of reality.

  7. I have seen lots of butterflies snacking on flowers but this one still staying on a plucked bloom is pretty amazing!

  8. All marvelous photos Nora, and thank you for again sharing these beauties with Today's Flowers. Have a great week :)

  9. I just love every single one of your pictures,foxgloves are my favorite flowers & the people watching is such fun,isn`t it?phyllis

  10. Beautiful shots but I especially liked the swans. So graceful

  11. Love that first sky shot! And the floxgloves are gorgeous.

  12. Wow - great shots - love them all. It seems like you had a fabulous week.

  13. You find some of the most beautiful scenes to photograph. Thanks for sharing the beauty you see.

  14. Anonymous11:49 pm

    As a late reply to your thankfulness about my explanation of the peculiarities of wordpress - you're quite welcome! Love this trip -stunning shots of the air show! and lovely flowers and also love the silhouettes.
    Also, a little reminder (if you need it) that SEASONS starts in less than an hour (It's Sat. close to midnight - I'm a night owl!) Have a beautiful Sunday!

  15. Beautiful collection, Nora! I love the foxgloves and all the critters.

  16. Lovely shots. You know I've never been to an air show. Started to go to the MacDill AFB air show this spring...I shouldn't have read how many attendees they expected. I withered thinking about the crowd...and stayed home.

  17. Great collection. Congrats on getting that Hairstreak to hold still!

  18. All wonderful photos! Especially love seeing you and that flower and butterfly. Perfect!

  19. I love the silhouette photos Nora! And the flowers are beautiful. You've had some great weather there this spring. Enjoy the week.

  20. What a great variety of pictures - must say I like that first one - the way the light is catching the fence(?) is very nice.

    Cheers (and sorry about the slowness of my visit) - Stewart M - Melbourne

  21. What amazing shots.

  22. Thank you for joining us at the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

  23. Always a pleasure to visit your blog, Nora. Lovely photos and wonderful greens!
    Thanks for participating in last week's Friday Greens, I look forward to your next contribution.

  24. I especially like the jogger silhouette, Nora!
    Thank you for taking part in the Saturday Silhouettes meme.

  25. 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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