Flowers, Mountains, and a Cute Gosling, Photos of the Week, August 22nd to 28th

August 30, 2015 — 3 Comments

Scenes of Summer. Scenes of Spring. I even have a rare appearance by me in a photo from my Sunday hike to Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, north of Whistler, Canada. Now that was a long drive from my home in Vancouver, but well-worth-it. These are my photos posted to social media for the last full week of August, 2015!


From my recent trip along Highway 5A between Kamloops and Merritt, Canada, a beautiful view over Napier Lake at sunset.

Kamloops Merritt Highway 5a napier lake


A rainbow of colour…
From the Tulips of the Valley Festival, near Agassiz, Canada, this past Spring!

Tulips Valley Festival fields Rainbow canada



As the rain started to fall…
Taken in the rose garden of Queen Elizabeth Park on one of the very few days we received rain this Summer in Vancouver.

rose garden Queen Elizabeth Park vancouver



A whole lot of brightness…
from the upper gardens of Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver, Canada. Springtime.

Tulips Queen Elizabeth park Vancouver



Last week, I had another visit to one of my favourite places. This is Garibaldi Lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park, near Whistler, Canada!

Garibaldi Lake Canada reflection glacier fireweed



A rebel in focus…
A Kees Nelis rebel, in fact. Taken at the tulip fields, east of Vancouver, Canada, this past Spring!

Tulips rebel Kees Nelis Valley festival canada



Hello gosling!
I could watch these little guys for hours. Taken at VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, Canada!

Gosling vandusen garden vancouver canada



A little Summer colour courtesy of these Japanese Water Irises…
VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, Canada.

Japanese Water Iris VanDusen Garden Vancouver



Even with a few tulips missing, I enjoyed this scene with the fence at this year’s Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Washington State, USA.

tulips Roozengaarde skagit valley fence



A beautiful day in the Canadian Rockies!
Looking north from the Icefields Parkway at the Parker Ridge parking lot near the border of Banff and Jasper National Parks.

Jasper National Park Icefields Parkway Parker Ridge



It’s Double Touch…
as in the Double Touch tulip. Taken at Roozengaarde Display Garden in Washington State, this past Spring.

Tulips double touch skagit valley festival



A favourite scene in Banff from my recent visit…
With majestic Cascade Mountain in the background, looking down Banff Avenue from Cascade Gardens! Taken with my Samsung S5.

cascade Mountain gardens banff avenue park



As the rain began to fall…
Not sure which rose this is but I thought it was beautiful! Taken this Summer at VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, Canada.

rose yellow vandusen garden vancouver



This beautiful day indeed!
Facing the magnificent Stawamus Chief, this past week in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada.

Stawamus Chief Squamish beautiful day



Hello butterfly…
Not sure if this butterfly had a piece of its wing missing but it sure liked this rose. At the Rose Garden in Penticton, Canada at the edge of Okanagan Lake!

butterfly rose garden penticton bc



I had never expected this waterfall between the middle and upper lakes in Joffre Lakes Provincial Park when I visited last Sunday. It’s actually more spectacular than it shows here. Of course, I could get out of the way 🙂

Joffre Lakes Park waterfall Randall St Germain


I hope you enjoyed this weekly post of photos from my social media. Take care and all the best 🙂

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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.


3 responses to Flowers, Mountains, and a Cute Gosling, Photos of the Week, August 22nd to 28th

  1. Magdalene Nielsen August 30, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Such a beautiful photos Randall,…thank you so much for sharing Canada’s Beauty,… 🙂
    Very nice Blog,…..Please enjoy Your wonderful Country,..making more of amazing photos…Maggie

    • Thanks so much, Maggie. I haven’t forgotten the USA too. So glad you enjoy my photos. I always appreciate your support. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      • Magdalene Nielsen September 17, 2015 at 5:34 am

        But Of course Dear Randall,..always Loved Canada’s Beauty,…as you already know,..have been visiting Canada a few times,..and your beautiful Country always left me Breathless,…ok,..IM good now,…breathing again,.. 🙂 😉
        I Love your photos which remind me about all this I loved during my travels,..
        Hope you are having a wonderful day….always all the best,….Hugs,…Maggie

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