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Friday, October 06, 2017

Sunsets and Raptors

Just a lovely mixture for the weekend of some of my favourite....

photos, sunsets, flowers, boat reflections and eagles and a hawk!
 I believe the above photo is from China Beach. These sunset photos are in my archives.

 This looks like French Beach to me above.

 All the flower photos are from the Rose Garden at the Legislature Buildings, the roses are in their prime right now even though it is so late! I took the flower photos just the other day.

This photo above looks like a small park in Gordon Head.

I saw this eagle yesterday and today out at Pat Bay Sidney nest and took a few pictures.
It could be the eagle we call Ma from the Sidney nest. There were also two eagles on the tree by the old nest so that makes three adult eagles.

This is the same hawk that looks like Spunky to me. I took this a while ago. He was always out in Sidney not far from the nest. Some people tell me that his tail has red on it so that makes him two years old. I tried to get a flying shot like this to look at that tail better. What do you think, it does not look very red to me. Oh well I will never know. It could have been Spunky all along and I did not know it. I really think it was him sometimes because he was so tame to me and let me get up close and talk to him.

 Out in Sidney there were some lovely reflections the other day down at the dock there.

Empress Hotel

I am on Facebook so you can find me there, link in contact on the top. You can see my Island Rambles Fan Page  where I post daily and also my own Facebook. I have started on Instagram also so you can find some of my photos there also. I post a video each day on my Island Rambles YouTube Channel also.

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.  This post is for these wonderful bloggers:
Sky Watch Friday  Thank you to the Sky Watch Team
Floral Friday Fotos Thank you to Nick V
The Weekend in Black White  Thank you to Dragonstar
Weekend Reflections Thank you to James
Saturday's Critters  Thank you to Eileen



  1. Breathtaking photos, Nora! Especially the second one with the halo effect around the sun.

  2. The sunsets are glorious.

  3. Beautiful sunset skies and the eagles are gorgeous.

  4. Incredible photographs! Thank you for sharing so much beauty.

  5. Spectacular reflections. Have you seen mine?

  6. I do hope the hawk is Spunky! Love the eagle shot.

  7. Hello, gorgeous skies and sunsets. Lovely views of the marina and boats. Love the Eagles. Happy weekend to you!

    1. PS, thank you so much for linking up and sharing this pretty post. Gorgeous birds and photos. Enjoy your day!

  8. Such beautiful series of photos! I love the sunset..always melt my heart!

  9. A gorgeous collection of photos! I think some might refer to that first shot as a "tequila sunrise" (or sunset in this case). Beautiful.

  10. That is a handsome eagle in b & w.

  11. Hi Nora, a superb collection of images.
    Hope you are keeping well.

  12. Your photos are so beautiful! I love the colors and reflections. I also like the eagle in black and white.

  13. Those sunsets are wonderful - and who could not love an eagle.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  14. Very beautiful post.

  15. Thanks so much for these wonderful comments.


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