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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Kaleidoscope of Photos

Today a mixture of photos taken these past weeks. A kaleidoscope of pictures today....

I don't seem to have my usual energy so I hope you will keep visiting my blog anyway. I have many videos on Islandrambles YouTube and many videos on my Island Rambles Facebook Page that I would love people to click on sometime. I have become addicted to Facebook and I spend all my time over there posting things. I seem to have run out of energy lately. We did walk through China Town last week and all the colors were so bright.

Then we went to a kid's park called Gyro Park where they have some wonderful play equipment.

(We are at the letter "K" at ABC for kids play park)

For the birders we found a tiny baby hummingbird at Swan Lake and I found many Cedar Waxwings out in Sidney.

We walked at the University Gardens and there were many lovely flowers out in bloom.

(Macro Monday)
Did you know you can click on the photos and they enlarge and go into a slideshow that you click to see more pictures?  Just click the first picture and then click to see the rest!

On our drive we saw Cattle Point full of sparkles and glistening in the sunlight.

Also as we drove along out in Sidney we saw the daffodil fields full of daffs ready to blossom and to be picked.

The big excitement was as we drove by the farm fields in Sidney we saw many eagles and ravens having a party on some farm field eating something yukky.

And out in Sidney we saw this Red-tailed hawk playing and soaring with a young eagle!  Wow what if this was Spunky with his kin folk the young eagles! The light was really bad and they were high up in the air together flying!  I have been keeping the faith that I will see Spunky again one day.

For Good Fences here is a lovely fence in Oak Bay at the waterfront.

We went to Sombrio Beach and I will do another post on that later when I recover. I drew a heart on the beach for you my readers. It was a wonderful visit to my favorite beach but I am having a hard time recovering from the trip there. I seemed to get really tired and injured my neck. I may not be doing as much on line until I get over the trip to Sombrio. I think I got whiplash from the truck lurching forward and back. I soon will be better and it will be Spring!  Yay!!!

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:
The Bird D'Pot 
MacroMonday 2
Nature Notes Tuesday
Our World Tuesday
Wild Bird Wednesday
ABC Wednesday at the letter "K" for kids and kaleidoscope
GoodFences Thursday
Thanks to all the hosts! Readers please click on the links to see great photos and blogs. Also click on the comments to see their blogs.


  1. Very bright and cheerful images even if you're feeling a bit jaded yourself. As you probably know we don't have the pleasure of Hummingbirds over here and somehow the idea of baby ones had never occurred to me. sweet little creature.

  2. We went to Gyro park with the grandkids when we were there in December and they had a great time. I really enjoy your Facebook posts, brings back lots of memories of our trips.

  3. Great set of pictures. Yes,they are colourful like a kaleidoscope.

  4. Wow - seems like spring there already! Lovely shots of the birds and flowers. And nice to get some splashes of colour in Chinatown.

  5. Chinatown is awash with bright colours. Quite a selection of places you have visited and birds that you have seen. The hummingbird is a particular favourite.

  6. A fun and lively bunch of views. I really like the pictures at the playground, especially of the red octopus and the storm clouds looming.

  7. Hello. Great serie of photos.

  8. Hi! There are many flowers and birds. They are very cool. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Beautiful and divers collection...

    Wishing you loads of energetic fun ;-)

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)

  10. your photos are always so colorful

  11. I love posts like this with a bit of this and that! I have to say that I have to limit my online life because I could waste the whole day there!

  12. Beautiful shots, get some rest.

  13. Awesome photos, Nora. The kids must love that octupus. So fun. Cheers to you. The change of seasons may bring us more energy.

  14. Fun post! Very colorful.

  15. For someone 'without energy', this was a fabulous post. So much variety. And the skies over Gyro Park were breathtaking, especially the one with the octopus. Hope you feel yourself soon!

  16. It is wonderful to be able to follow you on Facebook Nora...You have such amazing videos and photos..I am sorry about your fatigue..it is the one thing that you can't shove to the side and ignore...Hugs..Michelle

  17. Thanks so much for your lovely comments to me. I appreciate them so much.


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