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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, January 09, 2017

All About Time


Life is all about time.  How much time you have and what you do with it.


How much time does anyone have here on this physical place called earth.  It is a random thing, we never really know how much time we will have.

It is all about time, timing and linear time.  And when you look back on your life, you wonder was it enough.  Did I have enough time and did I do enough and was I enough.  Was I my true self when it is a struggle to be ones true self.

So at the end of it all and at the end of my time I will still have all the questions I had as a child. And after so much time it is hard to remember my purpose, the reason I chose to be here and to go through all this messy, beautiful thing called life.

I don't know how much time I have for blogging but I will try.  I hope 2017 is a great year for all my readers and my blogging friends. My computer broke in July when I installed the Windows 10 update so I have not been able to blog.  I have it working a bit until there is a new update, it goes to dreaded Blue Screen when it updates.

I am linking to Our World Tuesday and ABC Wednesday for All About Time.  Here is an Anise Swallowtail butterfly for ABC.
Have a great week bloggers and birders! I thank you for reading and visiting my blog again.

31 comments:

  1. Ah, yes, Windows 10. We won't go there.
    Glad to see you blogging again. What sweet pictures of the hummingbirds.
    I have been given special people who I love deeply. Even apart from them, the love is endless and timeless.
    That gives my life purpose and joy.

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  2. Nora, it is sweet to see you again, to read your wise words, and to enjoy your shots!

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    1. Cloudia so nice to see you again.

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  3. It's so good to see a post here. Sorry to know that your computer has been giving you such a hard time for so long. Your photos are as beautiful as ever. Happy New Year to you. I hope you can post more often. Take care.

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    1. Hi Robin, nice to be back!

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  4. There you are! You've been missed!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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    1. Thanks so much Jenn! Good to see you again!

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  5. lovely collection of photos - good luck with your computer!

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    1. Hi Carol you have a wonderful blog there and great photos. cheeers.

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  6. Hello Nora! It is so nice to see a post from you. Lovely images. I wish you all the best in 2017, happy New Year!

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    1. Hi Eileen, thanks so much for the visit and kind wishes.

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  7. Hello Nora! So nice to see a post tonight. I retired in 1999 from teaching and appreciate every single day from morning 'til night. My life is very full as we live on a farm and have horses, dogs and cats. I also have continued to teach (art) at home for the past 15 years. A year ago I was elected to our Town Board and that has taken me in a whole new direction. I also do African drumming and play the baritone ukulele in a Sunday Jam group...no grass is growing under my feet! And there is more...but enough is enough. Keep moving....

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    1. thanks Lori, you are such a busy girl! I love to visit your site.

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  8. Nice to see and read from you. You've posted some lovely photos for us to enjoy. I had no big issues with Windows 10 except it always says it could not update. That is frustrating me.

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    1. Hi Joyful, yes my old computer does not restart after they do any updates. Nice to see you again!

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    2. Joyful your blog is now open to members only. I will have to email you I think to get on your list.

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  9. I am glad you are posting again. Updates make me very nervous. I have had my laptop for several years and it was lightning fast at first and now after several updates it is getting pretty slow.
    Be that as it may, time is always there and we don't know how much we have left. I have lost a couple blog friends to untimely death over the years and a few more to old age and illness. I never met them but I still mourn them.

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  10. Beautiful pictures.Computer problems can be so frustrating.

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  11. How wonderful to see you back here - I've missed your gorgeous photos!

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  12. Nora I am so glad to see you blogging again computer troubles are the pits, but I am glad it was that and not health reasons that kept you from blogging. You are living your life beautifully and I'm grateful that you share some of its beauty through your posts.

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  13. Nice to see your post today Nora. I'm sorry about your computer problems...so frustrating! I wish you a blessed new year with new experiences to enjoy. It's been a 'real' winter here in NB so far. We were away to Calgary for 11 days over the holidays so I haven't been blogging much. Time is moving along so fast now. I want to make more of it before it's too late. Blessings. Pam

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  14. Hello Nora! So glad to see you back! And A Happy New Year to you!
    Wonderful thoughts and pictures! Hope 2017 to be a good year and more positive in all aspects of life.
    Best regards to you!

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  15. So pleased to see your blog pop up. I have stopped my computer updating as it caused so many problems. The purpose of life is far too difficult a question for me. I just try to live every moment and enjoy the company of family and friends. Who knows how long we have on this earth let's just make the best of it.

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  16. Beautiful photos Nora.

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  17. Before I started using Macs I remember the blue screen of death very well. Can't say that I miss it. Blogging does take quite a bit of time. And reading others more, but I feel that there is value in sharing and learning from others. - Margy

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  18. Wonderful theme for the beginning of Round 20 and a new year! Thanks for sharing!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  19. Sorry, Norah, I still work with Windows 7. Lovely captures1 so true that we need to decide how much time to spend on what:) Although, I have stopped with making a plan every New Year to get everything crunched in there, but no I hold on to my priorities, and everything else is extra:) More freedom that way:)
    A belated happy New Year to you!

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  20. Indeed it is..... so many people say often (without even thinking well about it) 'I don't have the time for...'
    my returning question always is 'why don't you want to spent time on that?'
    Time is all we have.... and we have the opportunity to spent it in any way we want, but we often choose to do it different

    Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/abc-wednesday-20a/

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  21. Windows 8 and 8 up were really ANNOYING!
    ROG, ABCW

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  22. 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 came back to me after being away from blogging for so long.

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