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Friday, February 16, 2018

Spring Is Here!

I am hoping for an early Spring so we went looking for signs of spring....

These are photos of Beacon Hill Park for Floral Friday.

For Pink Saturday

For Sky Watch Friday photos taken at Ogden Point.

Photos for The Weekend in Black and White Weirs Beach above and Witty's Lagoon below.

For Weekend Reflections a photo from the Sooke Museum and at Spectacle Lake above and Mill Bay below.

For Saturday's Critters some of the pretty ducks at Kings Pond.
 Spring is not quite here but I am hoping soon it will be!

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:
Sky Watch Friday
Floral Friday Fotos
The Weekend in Black White
Weekend Reflections
Saturday's Critters
Pink Saturday

Thanks so much to the hosts. Readers please click on the links to see wonderful blogs and photos, also click on those who comment for their photos and blogs.



  1. Wow, definitely some strong signs of spring! Beautiful photos!! Enjoy your weekend.

  2. I love seeing those flowers. Sadly there are no signs of spring here yet. The ducks are awesome, too!

  3. I am ready but spring is still out of sight! Love your flowers and ducks!

  4. Your spring seems to be in exactly the same stage as ours to judge by what's flowering. As usual you've collected some wonderful photos.

  5. Gorgeous spring shots! Spring has come early!

  6. Beautiful! Love the flowers!
    Have a great weekend!

  7. Beautiful selection and love the colours, you are lucky, there is no signs of Spring here in Scotland yet :( Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Lovely black and white photos - and your spring flowers are beautiful!

  9. Beautiful pics as always Nora xx

  10. All those flowers are so pretty.

  11. Love the spring photos!

  12. Hello, what a pretty park, the flowers are lovely. I love the beautiful water views and sky shots. The ducks are cute, I love the Wood ducks, they are beauties. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Thanks also for your visit and nice comment. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

  13. Beautiful flowers and photos

  14. So lovely Nora -- I thought I had another month before I started to get envious of the Pacific Northwest Spring --- but you have done it already. (Actually I love seeing your pictures -- and my memories -- spring just isn't the same here in Florida)....... I keep on asking our daughter to send pictures but she is too busy taking care of her five acres .. she tells me on the phone or text that violets or pussy willows or ....... are blooming. I really do miss that. She had snow yesterday though (Eugene area Oregon)... I hope you didn't get so much.

  15. Very beautiful flowers! I saw a Dogwood tree blooming over the weekend. I need to get a photo next time I drive by it! Enjoy your week!

  16. Your photos are so beautiful! It's been warm enough to be spring around here for a couple of days but no blooms.

  17. 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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