A Full Moon, Frosty Scenes and More, December Photos

February 4, 2017 — Leave a comment

What a year! 2016 will be not easily be forgotten, especially with American politics. And the craziness is not over yet! Anyway, don’t worry, there aren’t any photos of President Trump in this post. This is a selection of my photos posted to social media in December.


A snowy scene… and a frosty one too. Facing Mount Baker from along the Mount Seymour trail above North Vancouver, Canada.



A look back to one of my Spring visits in the gardens of Stanley Park, Vancouver and this pretty purple anemone.



The full moon was beautiful as it was setting over our frosty landscape in Vancouver. Taken from my balcony above Guildford in Surrey.





A little Picasso…
as in the dahlia, Picasso, taken at Ferncliff Gardens in Mission, Canada. Summertime.



Love the cumulus clouds…
from my snowshoe along the Mount Seymour trail above North Vancouver, Canada.





Although the Bloedel Conservatory in Vancouver was beautifully decorated for the holidays, I spent most of my time with the birds. This one I can’t identify but she certainly didn’t mind as I watched and took a few photos while she munched on the purple flower. If you know the bird (I don’t mean personally), please leave a comment below. Thanks 🙂



After another Vancouver snowstorm, the only blue sky seems to be around Mount Garibaldi to the North.





Posted on a chilly morning in Vancouver, a Hot Shot….
as in the dahlia, Hot Shot, taken at Ferncliff Gardens. Summer.



One of the amazing views from my hike along the Mount Seymour trail.



A moment of reflection…
Geraldine Peak from the edge of Leech Lake in Jasper National Park, Canada. Summertime.



Mount Cheam makes a perfect backdrop at the former Tulips of the Valley Festival, east of Vancouver.



A snowy scene along the Mount Seymour trail.



I hope you can see the eyes…
Monarch butterfly and goldenrod at Krause Berry Farms, Langley, Canada. Summertime.



I’ve taken photos of cherry blossom tunnels, Autumn leaf tunnels but never a frosty tree tunnel. This was on a chilly Friday afternoon at Green Timbers Park in Surrey.



Isn’t this dahlia pretty? This is Lauren Michelle, taken at Ferncliff Gardens in Summertime!



A beautiful Christmas Eve in Vancouver.



Another frosty view from my balcony.



A celebration of anemones in the gardens of Stanley Park.



Sunset from my perch above Guildford in Surrey.



A look back to Springtime and tulips in the sky at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival, east of Vancouver.



One of the pretty tulip gardens at Queen Elizabeth Park.



A bit difficult at times but this hike was worth the effort. The view from White Rock viewpoint above Coquitlam (that’s snow, btw).



Instead of frosty scenes, a look back to Summer on my balcony…
it’s too bad I couldn’t get these dahlias to bloom like this for longer.





Normally when I post a photo of a rhododendron, it was taken in Spring or perhaps in late winter. Not this time because this photo was on December 1st. Maybe it’s a new hybrid or maybe it’s global warming, but this isn’t the only rhododendron or azalea I had seen blooming at that time either. Taken outside the Home Depot in Surrey.



Another frosty view… Vancouver from Queen Elizabeth Park.



Beautiful fresh snow on Grouse and other local mountains above Vancouver.



Another view from my balcony with Mount Bishop and others on the left, Mount Garibaldi in the center, and Eagle Mountain on the right.



And me from my snowshoe on Mount Seymour.


I don’t know about you but I’m so looking forward to Spring. I hope you enjoyed this post. 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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