I had promised myself this post would be published by the weekend. Of course that was two weekends ago and I can’t believe it’s already near the end of June. This is a long post so I better get to it and at it (please excuse the Stompin’ Tom Connors reference). I hope you enjoy this selection of my photos posted to social media in May.
Happy daffodils, along with the emerging azaleas…
Early April in the beautiful Butchart Gardens, near Victoria, Canada.
One of my favourite spots…
Looking back to Summer on the edge of Garibaldi Lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park, Canada.
Under cumulus skies…
Descending Helm Glacier from Panorama Ridge in Garibaldi Provincial Park.
A rainbow of colour…
April at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival, east of Vancouver.
Loved this Anemone from Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver.
A little Spring brightness in one of the many tulip gardens at the Butchart Gardens.
No, it isn’t snow but…
fallen cherry blossom petals, early Spring in Vancouver.
Daffodils in the sky at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival
Daffodil on a mossy rock…
Well, just behind a rock… early Spring at Stanley Park in Vancouver!
I have driven by this cross at the Valley View Funeral Home and Cemetery in Surrey, Canada many times, but on the sunny Spring day, I decided to stop.
Anemones at Queen Elizabeth Park.
One of my favourite drives is between Banff and Jasper on the Icefields Parkway!
What am I listening to?
Thanks for asking. Another great song from the new Dierks Bentley album. This is Pick Up.
I visit these daffodil fields in Bradner, Canada every Spring. They are usually quiet and peaceful.
I’ve walked along these rocks to the Battleship Islands at Garibaldi Lake many times. Summer at Garibaldi Provincial Park.
Magnolia in the rain…
Early Spring at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver!
Magnolias at Stanley Park…
Under cumulus skies…
A beautiful evening at Burnaby Lake, Canada.
A sign of Spring… Peony garden at VanDusen Botanical Garden.
The Anemones were amazing this past Spring in Queen Elizabeth Park.
I don’t often see this colour of Anemone…
Do you ever dream of tulips in the sky? Me neither, but here are some from April at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival.
Loved visiting this spot…
Spring colour courtesy of these rhododendrons and daisies. Taken at VanDusen Botanical Garden.
Beautiful colours of the emerging rhododendron flowers at VanDusen Botanical Garden.
Recently, I had someone teach me the difference between the rhododendron and azalea. I used to look at the size of the plant but now also look at the stamens (generally, 5 for the azalea and 10 for the rhododendron).
This is definitely a rhododendron!
A rare sighting 🙂
The Forget-me-not Anemone, this past Spring at Stanley Park.
What else am I listening too?
Thanks again for asking 🙂 A catchy, happy song for Summer, this is Hold On (The Break) by Walk Off The Earth. Love the video too!
Very different sunsets in Vancouver taken from my balcony in Surrey.
Spring brightness and Majestic Mount Cheam…
From the former Tulips of the Valley Festival, east of Vancouver.
On Love a Tree Day, I posted… if there was a Love a Tulip Day, this photo would work well! Taken this past Spring in Downtown Vancouver.
Tulips and forget-me-nots at VanDusen Botanical Garden.
Hello purple parrot 🙂
From the gardens of Queen Elizabeth Park!
Mirror image… well, almost!
Tulip garden from Downtown Vancouver, earlier this past Spring!
Tulips and drops from April at the Butchart Gardens.
The view from Vancouver Lookout on Cypress Mountain.
Spring brightness… Tulip garden at Stanley Park.
More tulips from the Abbotsford Tulip Festival.
Can you believe a mountain hillside covered in phlox?
From my Spring hike to Elk Mountain near Chilliwack, Canada!
If you made it through the entire post, I thank you. Wishing you the very best for a happy and safe Summer.
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