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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 mostly at my Facebook Page Island Rambles or my Instagram islandrambles.


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Monday, December 25, 2017

The Blue Watercolor Going Home

A story about going home to the blue watercolor....

The Blue Watercolor
I struggle to paint this picture with inadequate words. I can see it clearly in my minds eye. It is so still, so peaceful, so tranquil. I am surrounded by all shades of blue.

 A tiny boat alone on a huge vast flat ocean. A tiny spec on an endless horizon of ocean and wilderness. I was the only living soul for miles and miles. I was at one with the enormity of nature. I could only hear the sounds of nature - the waves, the eagle, the gulls.

 I could only smell the smells of nature - the ocean, the fish, the salt. This was my universe. These were my friends. I was intimately part of my universe and it was an integral part of me. We were one. I was truly alive. I breathed and felt it. It moved within me. This was my home. The blue planet.

I have experienced her vast isolation and rugged beauty. All my life I carry this picture with me. I lived and grew on the sea, surrounded by purple mountains called the sleeping brave. He protected my village from harm.

My small boat glides along the flat night waters soon to enter the warm dark harbour of my home. All the little lights are twinkling and reflecting, the bells on the fish boats are softly tinkling. I am home again. In my village. I am home. Going home.

©Written by Nora Flower

On Facebook you can see my Island Rambles Page where I post frequently. I post videos frequently on my Island Rambles YouTube Channel also. You can find me on Twitter here.

Today I am linking to :

Wild Bird Wednesday

thanks so much to Stewart the host.


more pictures to go with the theme:
if you click on the photo it is larger and you can see a slideshow of the photos


  1. Beautiful images. Merry Christmas to you.

    1. Thanks so much Ruth, Merry Christmas dear friend.

  2. Gorgeous pic of the skies. Love the eagle, he's just so magnificent!

  3. Beautiful scenes and love the Eagle! Happy Wednesday!

  4. Thanks so much for these lovely comments. I will reply on each of your blogs as time permits. I appreciate your comments so much.


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