Lakes, Flowers, Sunsets, and More, Photos of the Week, September 5th to 11th

September 15, 2015 — Leave a comment

Spring and Summer photos dominate this “Photos of the Week” post. My favourite is probably the first because I waited a long time to get the shot of this beautiful hummingbird.


Taken in the Hummingbird garden at Summerland Ornamental Gardens, above Okanagan Lake. Make sure that you visit if you’re ever in south-central British Columbia, Canada.

Hummingbird Summerland Ornamental Gardens flowers bc



This bright scene from earlier this year at the tulip garden outside the Stanley Park Pavilion in Vancouver, Canada.

tulip garden Stanley Park Vancouver canada



Under stormy skies… Mount Cheam.
I was lucky to have a couple of hours here before the rains came in from the west. This past Spring at the Tulips of the Valley Festival, east of Vancouver.

Mount Cheam tulips valley festival



Rose and evening sky…
Taken in a front yard, Vancouver.

rose orange Vancouver british columbia



A little Spring colour from one of the tulip gardens of Stanley Park.

tulip garden Stanley Park vancouver british columbia



A beautiful Vancouver sunset taken from one of my favourite places to watch on a hillside in neighbouring Burnaby!

vancouver burnaby canada sunset



On the shore of the Battleship Islands…
A favourite view looking toward the Black Tusk from my recent visit to Garibaldi Lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park, near Whistler, Canada.

Garibaldi Lake Canada Black Tusk



Brightness and an old wooden fence…
Loved this scene at Roozengaarde Display Garden during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Washington State, this past Spring.

tulips RoozenGaarde Garden Skagit Valley fence



I thought this was an interesting view with the vastly different colours of the water in, and adjacent to, the upper Joffre Lake. That is the Matier Glacier on the left. Taken last month on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, near Pemberton, Canada.

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park matier glacier



Simple, but I enjoyed this smaller variety of daffodil at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver.

daffodil vanDusen garden vancouver



Near the edge of Bow Lake in Banff National Park, Canada, this is Crowfoot Mountain. Can’t forget the fireweed too.

crowfoot mountain bow lake banff national park



Here, I was under a giant rhododendron in very early Spring at VanDusen Botanical Garden. I have posted photos of fallen cherry blossom petals but never rhododendron petals.

rhododendron petals van dusen garden vancouver



Can you see the butterfly? She is a bit camouflaged. Taken on a beautiful afternoon along the Skyline Trail in Manning Provincial Park, Canada.

butterfly Skyline trail Manning park canada



Although it’s not far from my home in Vancouver, I don’t get out to White Rock as much as I used to. When I do, I try to go during the evening for one of the beautiful sunsets!

White Rock bc canada sunset


I hope you enjoyed this weekly post of photos from my social media. I wish you a great week in your part of the World 🙂

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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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