Fraser Valley Ice Storm, A New Year’s Day Bobcat and More

April 7, 2018 — Leave a comment

My New Year started off in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Canada, just after an ice storm. While the area recovered from power outages, fallen branches, and trees, I was able to marvel in the beauty before the thaw. Seeing a Bobcat from a safe distance on New Year’s Day was another thrill. You’ll see photos from that and more. This is a selection of my photos posted to social media in January.


After the ice storm… beautiful scenes at Mill Lake in Abbotsford, Canada



I waited a while to get a duck in this shot.



Brightness from late Summer in the dahlia garden at Ferncliff Gardens in Mission, Canada.




This is dahlia, Ferncliff Tropics.


A frozen scene on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve on Harris Road in Abbotsford.


Frozen blueberry fields off of Harris Road.



I thought this was pretty but wondered how the blueberry harvest will be affected this year.




Take a little walk with me 🙂
At the edge of this frozen blueberry field.


Not the best shot but the Super Moon from the edge of one of the blueberry fields, later on New Year’s Day.



Crunch, Crunch, Crunch 🙂
A frozen but pretty display outside on New Year’s Eve in Mission.


I’m not sure if seeing a Bobcat on New Year’s Day brings you good fortune for the rest of the year but I sure hoped so 🙂
Taken at Hayward Lake near Mission.






Back to Mill Lake after the ice storm…


I though this frozen bear stocking was cute 🙂







Just one small branch is down here, but there were many large branches and trees on the ground after the ice storm.




A private pond in rural Mission.


Under cumulus skies… a scene from Summer at Green Timbers Lake in Surrey, Canada.


Also under cumulus skies… looking across the Battleship Islands toward Gentian Peak and Castle Towers from the edge of Garibaldi Lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park, Canada.


I’m not sure of the name of this mountain but I would like to climb it one day. Taken above Iceberg Lake, near Whistler, Canada.


From late Spring… Roses in the rain at Stanley Park in Vancouver.


Also from late Spring, lilies at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver.


A highlight from Summer, Monarch butterflies and coneflowers at Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery in Langley, Canada.



So beautiful, I visited twice…  Winter Lights Display at Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam, Canada.


Loved these sunsets over Vancouver from my balcony in Surrey.




Here I am at Mill Lake.


An Autumn scene from Cloverdale in Surrey.


More pretty sunsets over Vancouver.




I hope you enjoyed this post. Take care and all the best in 2018 🙂

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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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