Dahlias, Autumn Scenes and Stormy Skies, October Photos

December 6, 2016 — Leave a comment

I am taking advantage of being cooped up during a snow storm in Vancouver to catch up on my blog. I’ll publish photos of snowy scenes here later, but in the meantime, this is a selection of my photos posted to social media during the month of October.


A maple in orange at the Butchart Gardens near Victoria, Canada.




Summer brightness along with some fire magic…
Dahlia, Fire Magic at Ferncliff Gardens in Mission, Canada.




Monarch Butterfly and phlox in the gardens of Krause Berry Farms in Langley, Canada.




Pretty roses from Summer in the rose garden at Stanley Park in Vancouver.




Tree tunnel with Autumn colours in East Vancouver. It went on for about two blocks and was amazing as the sun emerged. I’m just glad I don’t have to rake all these leaves 🙂




If you drive or walk around Squamish, Canada, you can’t help noticing the hanging baskets and colourful banners. This was outside the community gardens.




Pumpkins and melons…
Autumn display on Thanksgiving Monday at the Butchart Gardens.




A little thunder for you…
As in the dahlia Ferncliff Thunder at Ferncliff Gardens.




Doesn’t this have a slight a resemblance to the sun? This is dahlia, Sandia Tiger at Ferncliff.




Anemone x hybrida, Honorine Jobert in the gardens of Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver on a lovely early Autumn afternoon.




The dahlias and fall colours were brilliant at the Butchart Gardens on Thanksgiving Monday.




The scenic Star Pond at the Butchart Gardens.




One of my favourite drives…
Along Highway 16, west of Jasper in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Summertime.




A bud in focus… As in a dahlia bud, taken in the Butchart Gardens.




I love this novelty dahlia from the Butchart Gardens.




What am I listening to?

Thanks for asking 🙂 I love the latest single from Dierks Bentley who is becoming one of my favourite artists. This is Black.



After many days of rain, it was great to see Mount Garibaldi and the Autumn colours glowing in the morning sun. Taken from my balcony above Guildford in Surrey.




A perfect Thanksgiving Day sail to Victoria on BC Ferries.




Video from my sail through the Gulf Islands on BC Ferries. I got a little startled at the end 🙂



Visiting Queen Elizabeth Park for some Autumn colour on a lovely afternoon.




Monarch Butterfly and blazing star or Liatris at Krause Berry Farms.




The poppy garden at Oak Meadow Park in Vancouver during one of my Summer visits.




After the rain…
Also at Oak Meadow Park, I was lucky to visit the poppy garden just as the sun emerged after an afternoon shower.




A look back to a stormy day in Springtime at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival, east of Vancouver.




Pretty pink and white tulips at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival.




Roses in the Rain…
At the Rose Garden in Queen Elizabeth Park.






As the clouds rolled in…
From a lovely walk in Stanley Park. Taken from the seawall near the Rowing Club, here, we’re looking across Coal Harbour to downtown Vancouver. This was also the first layer of clouds rolling in just before a major October storm.




Speaking of stormy…
This cloud was briefly the talk of Vancouver but not everyone saw it. A single Cumulonimbus cloud with rain floated over Vancouver on an otherwise clear, sunny evening. I thought it was quite beautiful from my perch above Guildford in Surrey. Don’t you?




After another stormy day, I was glad to see the sunset over Vancouver




A beautiful full rainbow over metro Vancouver. I didn’t find the pot of gold.



Autumn colours in East Vancouver.




Autumn colours in Surrey.




There were no shortage of Whiskey Jacks or Grey Jays at middle Joffre Lake during my early Autumn hike.

Wow, that was another long one! I hope you enjoyed this post. I wish you peace and a wonderful holiday season. 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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