Dahlias, Mountains and Autumn Scenes, November Photos

January 29, 2018 — 2 Comments

I usually don’t get outdoors too much in November and this past one was no exception. Typically, it’s stormy in Vancouver and I’m a fair weather walker and hiker. I’m grateful that I had many photos that I had never posted before. This is a selection of my photos posted to social media in November.


I love these Autumn colours 🙂
From my visit earlier in the Autumn to the Canadian Rockies, facing the Sundance Range from the edge of Vermillion Lakes in Banff National Park.



I’m not sure of this dahlia’s name but it’s quite pretty. Taken in early Autumn at the Butchart Gardens near Victoria, Canada.



Taking aim…
a bee ready to visit dahlia Colorado Classic at Ferncliff Gardens in Mission, Canada.



I walked a few extra blocks for this view….
facing the majestic Three Sisters from Centennial Park, early last month in Canmore, Canada.



Future road trip idea…
I didn’t travel far along this road but it will be on my list next Summer.
Taken just off of Highway 5A, between Kamloops and Merritt, Canada.



A peaceful scene along Highway 5A, between Kamloops and Merritt. I wish there were a deer or horse there too.



A touching Remembrance Day ceremony at the City of Surrey cemetery near Cloverdale. I placed my poppy on the headstone of a young soldier killed in World War II. An amazing flyby too.



A pretty view during my walk at Blackie Spit Park in Crescent Beach, Canada.



I wasn’t the only one marvelling at this majestic mountain.
Facing Castle Mountain from the edge of the Bow River in Banff National Park.



Autumn colour and Mount Rundle…
from Cascade Gardens in Banff.




Under cumulus skies…
facing the Black Tusk from Helm Creek Campground in Garibaldi Provincial Park, Canada. Summertime.



On National Take a Hike Day, I posted…
a little beyond the Helm Creek Campground, walking along the Cinder Flats on the way to Panorama Ridge.



A look back to Summertime and a Monarch butterfly enjoying the lavender at Krause Berry Farms in Langley, Canada.



If you like orange…

Monarch butterfly and coneflower at Krause Berry Farms.



Dahlia Papageno at Ferncliff Gardens.



Dahlia Weston Spanish Dancer at Ferncliff Gardens.



I always stop here along Highway 5a between Kamloops and Merritt. Facing the Murray United Church in Quilchena.



Garibaldi Lake and the surrounding glaciers and mountains from Panorama Ridge in Garibaldi Provincial Park


Autumn colours from my walk at Blackie Spit Park.



I went the Reifel Bird Sanctuary hoping to find the wayward pelican that was visiting Vancouver. Didn’t see her but there were many chickadees.



Some brightness from Summer in the rose garden at Stanley Park in Vancouver.





Colours of Autumn along with a beautiful sky at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver.



Just before the late November snow storm, the view at Stewart Farm in Surrey, Canada



Brilliant Autumn colours along a street in Surrey.



One of my favourite sunsets of 2017. Taken in the Summer from my perch above Guildford in Surrey.



An affectionate moment…
dahlia Raeann’s Torch giving a bee a hug at Ferncliff Gardens.



Dahlia Ferncliff Bliss at Ferncliff Gardens.



It didn’t last for long but a beautiful sunrise over Mount Garibaldi and the local mountains.



Before the weekend rains…
Glad to get out one afternoon for a brisk walk in White Rock, Canada.



A view of the late November snow storm from my balcony.


I hope you enjoyed it. On my next post it’s time for December. Please join me. 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.


2 responses to Dahlias, Mountains and Autumn Scenes, November Photos

  1. Canada, especially Western Canada is a beautiful place ! Most of my Canada time has been spent visiting my good friend, Johnny Vallis, an entertainer (singer, stand-up comedy) in Victoria, BC. I have been there visiting him four times over the last 15 years or so.

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