Butterfly, Flowers and Snow in June, Photos of the Month

August 4, 2017 — Leave a comment

Ahhh… Summer. I was so happy to see you. I thought you’d never show. Sunny weather brought more hiking, walking, and photo ops. The dry latter part of June also gave foresight to what would be a terrible fire season in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. I’ll get to that on my next post in July, but now, please join me with a selection of my photos posted to social media in June.

From an afternoon spent with flowers, butterflies, and birds.
This Swallowtail butterfly and Phlox at the gardens of Campbell Valley Regional Park in Langley, Canada.



I was very surprised when I saw this beautiful garden featuring poppies outside the Guildford Recreation Centre in Surrey, Canada.



I don’t know if it was the long Winter or bad timing but there were very few Iceland Poppies when I visited Oak Meadows Park in Vancouver. I still enjoyed seeing the ones that were there.



After a difficult hike in early June, our group was very excited to arrive at Watersprite Lake near Squamish, Canada



Colours of Summer…
in the Rose Garden at Stanley Park in Vancouver.



Poppies in the sky…
Taken on a lovely Sunday at Tuscan Farm Gardens in Abbotsford, Canada during their open house.



A stunning view from Paul Ridge on the way to Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park, Canada.



I was among the last to leave but finally blue sky appeared above Watersprite Tower and Watersprite Lake.



Sunset over Vancouver from my perch above Guildford in Surrey.



Love these roses at Stanley Park.





Under cumulus skies…
From my cruise along Indian Arm, the view facing the Deep Cove area of North Vancouver.



Pink poppy along with a very happy bee outside the Guildford Recreation Centre.



The beautiful roses and gazebo at Tuscan Farm Gardens.



From one of my Summer adventures to the Canadian Rockies, a magnificent view from the shores of Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park.



Magnolia and Magnolias…
A scene from early Spring at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver.









A great catch…
heron outside the Stanley Park Nature House.



Late Spring colour in the Rose Garden at Queen Elizabeth Park.





Cherry Blossoms and The Lions, earlier in the Spring from Dusty Greenwell Park in Vancouver.





Also earlier in the Spring, Cherry Blossoms at sunrise in East Vancouver.



Colours of Springtime…
From the Abbotsford Tulip Festival.



The delicate Weeping Higan Cherry, taken in early Spring at VanDusen Botanical Garden.



Late Spring sunset over Vancouver.



Fallen cornice…
I’m glad I wasn’t in this spot when this cornice came down a week or two earlier. Taken near Watersprite Lake.



Happy hikers at Watersprite Lake.



I think that’s me 🙂
at Watersprite Lake.



I always enjoy visiting this spot…
at the edge of the Coquihalla River near the Othello Tunnels in Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park, Canada.



Facing the majestic Golden Ears Mountain in Golden Ears Provincial Park near Maple Ridge, Canada.


I hope you enjoyed this post. I wish you a Happy Summer or Winter in your part of the World. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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About Randall St. Germain

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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