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Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Week in Paradise

We went to see the driftwood sculptures at Esquimalt Lagoon again...

It was very foggy.

We went to see a beach near to where we used to live for many many years. I still miss walking on this beach everyday.

We visited another beach that I like.

Esquimalt Lagoon gave us a wonderful sunset a few nights ago.

We looked for the owls last week but only found two and I don't think now that the little one is Woody.  Possibly is the daddy.

We did find baby raccoons with the owls though.

And I found the last lovely butterfly of the season for "L" at ABC.

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The Bird D'Pot 
Nature Notes Tuesday
Our World Tuesday
Wild Bird Wednesday
ABC Wednesday

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  1. Great shots! The wooden owl is a little scary...but what talent it took to put him together!

  2. We love the Esquimalt Lagoon and the sculptures that are there. We also like the mammoths at Royal Bay.

  3. I've never heard or seen driftwood sculptures...they're awesome. I would love to walk on the beach every day. I have to settle for once a week.

    Great pictures Nora! And thanks for joining us this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

  4. Your side of the strait gets sandy beaches. Here on the Powell River side they are mostly rocky. Savary Island is an exception. - Margy

  5. The raccoons must've known you were coming, they looked as if they washed and combed themselves. :-) I like your beaches. They're welcoming and give room to breathe and think calmly.

  6. LOVE that 1st pic of driftwood!

  7. Gorgeous shots. I really like those driftwood sculptures.

  8. Gorgeous photo's.. ofcourse I like the ones with the birds the most... wonderful creations also from driftwood… people can make beautiful things from it, if they have that creative mind to come up with the idea

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

  9. Love the cute little racoons...the driftwood sculptures .... amazing. What a lot of effort went into those.

  10. How fun to see the sculptures! I love your critters, and the beach shots are simply marvelous!!

  11. Wow, I love those driftwood sculptures! They're so creative and interesting. All of the photos are gorgeous (as always!) The colorful skies, the owl pictures, and the adorable raccoons... all fantastic! Hope you are well. :)

  12. I like the mist shots - I think that the mist adds atmosphere - and of course I love the owls and racoons.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  13. Wonderful series and all that you are doing on Facebook...You can print up your timeline on Facebook or parts of it by year if you want....Michelle

  14. thanks so much for coming and giving me such kind comments.


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