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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 at my Facebook Page Island Rambles or Islandrambles at YouTube.


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Friday, November 02, 2018

Sea Lions and More

We went to Cowichan Bay to see the Sea Lions that have gathered there.

It was quite stormy and soon began to rain.

We found the Harris Sparrow out in Sidney.  He was quite cute.

We went to Butchart Gardens to see the fall displays.

All the gardeners were busy planting the bulbs for next year.

The Japanese Gardens looked quite pretty.

A few more shots from the Raptor Centre in Duncan, B.C.

I hope you are having a wonderful week and weekend. cheers, Nora

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  1. Loved all the videos Nora. The gardens are magnificent. I would loove to see those.Love the baby Owls and goslings. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. All lovely photos. The Japanese garden is stellar. I love the close up of the sea lions and the birds too.

  3. Maybe the rain helped to disperse the smell of the sea lions! Enjoyed the video of the gardens. Felt I was there with you.

  4. You've been very busy fitting all that in. That Japanese garden is stunning.

  5. Whenever I visit Vancouver Island I always make it a point to go to Cowichan Bay, one of my favourite places along the coast. Have you visited the huge heronry there when it is active?

  6. Lots of fun photos! I haven't been to Butchart in 39 years!!!!

  7. Great shots!

    I find the sea lions intimidating.

  8. Gorgeous photo's…. wonderful animals… and breathtaking colors… right time of the year ;-)

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

  9. Thanks so much for these lovely comments.


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