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Friday, January 19, 2018

At the Museum

We went to my favourite rainy day place this week, the museum downtown.

These pictures are from the Royal Victoria Museum.

We went for the Wildlife Photography Exhibit but they do not allow pictures in that room due to copyrights. So I ventured up to another floor and was happy looking at the First Nations items and natural history. The museum is a wonderful place to spend the day and has a great gift shop as well.

 (For Saturday's Critters)

Then we went for a drive and I think this is out at Silver Spay in East Sooke below here. It was raining really hard and windy.

Our usual drive along the waterfront in Sidney gave this picture of a plane and a nice black and white. All the black and whites are for The Weekend in Black and White and Dragonstar. I guess you have to click on them to really see them.

Then when we drove out to Silver Spray we stopped and I took some pictures of reflections along the way. The reflections are for James at Weekend Reflections. This is in the Sooke Basin.

I think these were taken along the waterfront in Oak Bay, they are for Sky Watch Friday.

This is the golf course by the water in Oak Bay.

These are some of the lights out at Butchart Gardens.

I am so looking forward to Spring and some color!

 (Floral Friday)
(Pink Saturday)

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Today I am linking to:
Sky Watch Friday
Floral Friday Fotos
The Weekend in Black White
Weekend Reflections
Saturday's Critters
Pink Saturday
Thanks so much to the hosts.



  1. Some beautiful photos here. Love the b&w shots!

  2. Looks like a great museum! Love your delicious sky shots!

  3. What a wonderful mixed bag of images. Love the B & W shots and that wooded duck and the sunset sky. Have a lovely weekend.

  4. Fabulous ocean shots. It's been some time since I've been to the Royal Museum but I always enjoy my visit there.

  5. I love your black and whites - particularly the first, though you did really well to catch the aeroplane like that!

  6. Beautiful collection - I enjoyed the First Nation collection at the museum, the lights at the garden, and beautiful sky shots.

  7. Fabulous nature shots and that museum looks wonderful.

  8. Hello, the museum pieces are wonderful. I like the totem collection. Beautiful artwork. Your photos are lovely, the views of the waterfront are beautiful. The Harlequin is a gorgeous. I am looking forward to spring flowers and colors too. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. I appreciate your visit and comment! Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

  9. Stunning nature photos Norah -- and that museum looks like a wonderful spot especially of course on a rainy day. (And I know Vancouver has a few of those ;>).... not all that different from Eugene where we're from.

  10. Lovely scenic shots Nora, especially Oak Bay.

  11. Wonderful shots, Nora. Love those mass plantings of Spring flowers.
    Thanks for taking part in the FloralFriday Fotos meme.

  12. 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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