Blossoms, Waterfalls, Mountains and More, April Photos

June 13, 2017 — Leave a comment

For a while, it didn’t look like Spring would ever arrive to the west coast of Canada. We’re not used to shovelling snow in early April, but that gradually gave way to more sunshine and warmer temperatures. Spring colour was about a month late, just like this post. Please join me with a selection of my photos posted to social media in April.


The magnolias were beautiful when I visited the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden in Vancouver, Canada. Along the walkway, and through the opening, you can see the Salish Sea.


“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”
On the birthday of William Shakespeare, I posted… It’s pouring at the moment so I’m glad I went to the tulip fields on Friday.
Mount Cheam and Lady Peak from the Tulips of the Valley Festival in Chilliwack, Canada.



Brilliant Spring colour at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival in Abbotsford, Canada.



Gimme five…
Tulips in the rain at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival.



Beautiful daffodil field in Bradner, east of Vancouver.



It was a stormy day on this visit to the amazing Cherry Blossom tunnel in East Vancouver.



Cherry Blossoms outside South Arm United Church in Richmond, Canada.



I couldn’t believe the amount of crocuses when I visited the Rose Garden in The Butchart Gardens, near Victoria, Canada.



“I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature’s loveliness.”
On John Muir’s birthday, I posted…

A little loveliness close to the city!
Cherry Blossoms and Mount Seymour from Dusty Greenwell Park in Vancouver.



I was waiting for a bird to fly above and I got one 🙂
Also at Dusty Greenwell Park.





Here’s some Spring brightness from the Tulips of the Valley Festival.



I was very happy to have that photo selected as the ExploreBC photo of the day by Destination B.C.



A peaceful scene under stormy skies in Abbotsford.



Under more stormy skies…
Tulip and hyacinth planter at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver.



My favourite Cherry Blossom tunnel in East Vancouver.



These Cherry blossoms in Ladner, Canada were among the first I saw for the season.



Tulips in the sky at the Tulips of the Valley Festival.



Tulip and daffodil garden in Ladner.



I won’t forget watching this majestic Elk resting on the side of Highway 16 in Jasper National Park, Canada. Summertime.



Elk calf on the side of Highway 16 in Jasper National Park.



Back to the cherry blossom tunnel in East Vancouver.



With the recent rains and melting snow, this was a great time to visit Bridal Veil Falls near Chilliwack….



and can’t forget Cascade Falls, east of Mission, Canada.



Got really close to this waterfall at a secret location.



I enjoy getting close to waterfalls, as long as I don’t fall in 🙂
Here I’m at the falls and Millstone River in Bowen Park, Nanaimo, Canada.



Lucky to visit on a beautiful day at the Tulips of the Valley Festival.





Bright daffodil garden at Queen Elizabeth Park.



The Metrotown area of Burnaby, Canada through the blossoms. Taken from North Burnaby,



With all of the April rains, a “lake” had formed next to the fields of the Abbotsford Tulip Festival, making a pretty scene.



Between the blossoms…
the North Shore Mountains from East Vancouver.



Daffodil and daffodils…
From my visit to a daffodil field in Bradner.



I wish I had a deer grazing or even a bear frolicking in this photo, but this was still a really peaceful scene. Taken in the Fraser Valley, east of Vancouver, Canada.



I was happy to see the magnolias starting to bloom. This one, taken along a street in New Westminster, Canada.



First tulips I had seen blooming this Spring. Tulip and daffodil in the rain at Ladner.



Here’s me at the Tulips of the Valley Festival.


After a long Winter and early Spring, it was great to finally see some Spring colour. I hope you enjoyed this post. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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Randall St. Germain, author of Camino de Santiago In 20 Days, is a middle-aged Canadian Boy who is passionate about nature, photography, hiking, music, and self-improvement. After the death of his mother, he chose to walk the famous pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago, across the north of Spain, despite knowing little about it. He certainly didn’t plan to write a book until the latter days of his Camino. Similar to walking the Camino, writing and publishing a book was a learning experience. It was also very rewarding, and part of his ongoing journey. Please join him as he takes you along on his journey in Camino de Santiago In 20 Days, and on his blog Camino My Way.


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