Welcome to the Island Rambles Blog

Hi my name is Nora and Welcome to my blog world. This is a nature and birding photo blog about Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada. I am trying to be a birder and 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.

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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Come and View My Albums



Island Rambles Public Albums now!
I have made all my albums public today and want you to VIEW them (only if you want of course).  There are Volumes of them!  It is V week at ABC!  I have 60 albums in there and around 2,300 photos.  This is the link to them  Island Rambles Albums.





Friday, December 05, 2014

Still Sick Weekend



Yep I am still sick.  Gotta cold and flu bug.  So I am in the mood to just put in pictures and I have no text as I have a high fever and who knows what I would put in for text....you would think I was intoxicated!!!  I am glad you can not catch this bug or virus from my blog!

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Slowly Getting Around

 Hello, I am slowly getting around to your blogs.  It will take me a while as I have come down with a cold and an infection.  Just wanted to let you know that I saw your comments and loved them and will show up at your blog as soon as I can.  It is really really nice to see all your blogs and can't wait to read them. I am so lucky to have this group of bloggers.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Back With Unusual Birds Today



Today I will pop in some of the more unusual birds we have been seeing over the last few month.  It has been a great time for birders in this area as we have had several birds visit us.  We are at the letter "U" at ABC Meme and I am rather late for the party as I missed the whole alphabet this time...yikes.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

My Leukemia Labyrinth



I started up a new blog,  Leukemia Labyrinth, mostly for my own use to organize all the overwhelming information on leukemia.  I can't think of any way to get readers or followers though as it may be helpful to some others. Any ideas on how to find readers who would be interested in the topic.  I am not very good at self promotion nor do I belong to any kind of groups other than here. Please leave a comment if you can think of any ideas. This is a link to my new blog, Leukemia Labyrinth.   thanks and cheers, Nora.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Coming Home



I am finally back at blogging! It feels like coming home.  I took some time off to recharge so now I have to get up to date with all the blogs here.  Hope all of you are doing well. It is so nice to see all your blogs and avatars again.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Taking a Break




Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Easy Birds This Week




Having an Easy Week this week.  Just a few photos of the birds we have seen recently. Above is a Sapsucker we found at Goldstream Park.


Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Discover Vancouver Island



I grew up in a rain forest.  Actually in a rain forest park.  I did not know anything more than the ocean, the trees and the sky then.


My eyes were the eyes of a wild child.  I felt the wonder of being free. I belonged with nature and I felt her bond with every step.  She was my friend.  My one and only friend.  I ran along white sandy beaches miles from anywhere alone and free.

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