Mountains, Christmas Lights, Giant Lupins and More, Photos of the Week, Dec. 5th to 11th

December 17, 2015 — Leave a comment

If you’re in the Vancouver, Canada area during the Christmas season, I recommend visiting Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. It’s quite beautiful with over one million lights and the display seems to get better every year. Try to go on a night without rain but expect large crowds as Festival of Lights is very popular. I didn’t take any photos but posted videos to Instagram that I have included here. Now, please join me on my photos and videos posted to social media in the past week.



I shared this on a stormy day in Vancouver… No photos of dark clouds and me being pelted by rain, but a look back to late Spring…
and some brightness. I visited this pink rose during one of my many walks in Vancouver.

Rose pink buds vancouver



From my hike last Summer, looking toward Mount Matier from the middle Joffre Lake at Joffre Lakes Provincial Park.

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park matier glacier



On another stormy day…
A look back to Spring and some brightness featuring tulips and daffodils. Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver.

tulips daffodils Spring QE park



I’ll never forget this…
Beautiful early morning reflection of Quiniscoe Mountain on Quiniscoe Lake in Cathedral Provincial Park, Canada. Last Summer!

Cathedral Park Quiniscoe Lake reflection

Now this was a giant rose!
This past Summer in someone’s front yard, Vancouver.

Rose mauve Spring Vancouver



And these were giant lupins!
I always admire home owners with a beautiful front yard garden. This garden near my home in Vancouver was certainly one of them. I don’t think I’ve ever seen lupins this high. They were almost the size of me 🙂

lupins giant pink Vancouver front yard



Christmas time in Vancouver with Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden.


Last one from La Jardins de Paris. #vandusenfol

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More tulips and cool lights!

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#tulips ☺

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Voicebergs ☺

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Festival of Lights at #VanDusen Garden in #Vancouver ☺ #Christmas

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Hope you’re not getting tired of these. Time for a little Christmas light show!

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Mount Rainier rising above CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington State, U.S.A. Go Seahawks!

Mount Rainier CenturyLink Field Seattle



A little early Autumn brightness… this was actually a bouquet that I took outside at the annual dahlia show put on by the Fraser Valley Dahlia Society in Langley, Canada.

dahlia show bouquet langley

I’m not quite sure what the names of these mountains are but I love looking at the Canadian Rockies. Last Summer along Highway 16 in Jasper National Park, Canada.

Jasper mountains national park



After the rain…
A little tulip brightness from last Spring in Vancouver.

tulip red raindrop vancouver



A peaceful and scenic drive…
One of my favourite drives is along this quiet backroad between Lytton and Lillooet in the interior of British Columbia, Canada!

Lytton Lillooet canada backroad



On another stormy day… Raindrops on petals…
If there were tulips blooming today in Vancouver, they would look something like this as we’re getting blasted by a monsoon. Last Spring at Queen Elizabeth Park.

tulip raindrops pink Queen Elizabeth Park



A lovely Winter’s day in the mountains!
On my way to Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park, Canada, this is Atwell Peak, earlier this year.

Atwell Peak Garigaldi Park elfin



A magnificent view…
From Cascade Gardens, looking down Banff Avenue with Cascade Mountain in the background. Last Summer!

Cascade Gardens Mountain Banff National Park Avenue


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