Rocky Mountains, Flowers, and a Vancouver Sunset – Photos of the Week, August 8th to 14th

August 16, 2015 — Leave a comment
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My new “photos of the week” post features a few photos from my trip to the Canadian Rockies as well as a look back to tulips of Spring. I finish with a beautiful Vancouver sunset from my Thursday night dinner at Kits Beach. Let’s take a look, shall we? 🙂

 

One of my favourite spots in Banff National Park, that is Mount Rundle from the edge of Vermilion Lakes! As you can tell, it was a beautiful afternoon on Saturday.

Banff Vermilion Lakes Mount Rundle

 

Dark skies and bright tulips… along with Mount Cheam too!
Love the orange tulips here in the fields near Agassiz, Canada, this past Spring.

tulips valley festival mount cheam canada

 

 

Hello duckling 🙂
I wonder what he or she is trying to say?
Taken at Burnaby Lake, Burnaby, Canada.

duckling Burnaby Lake canada

 

 

A little early…
at least for this cherry blossom tree as the tulips were in full bloom. Taken at Roozengaarde Display Garden, part of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Washington State, this past Spring.

tulips skagit valley sakura Roozengaarde garden

 

 

On Sunday evening, I had a beautiful drive between Kamloops and Merritt, Canada. It was about one hour of grasslands, ranches, and lake after lake. In one field, I saw six dear grazing. Here is a phone photo of an early stop with an old homestead below.

sunset Nicola Valley lake Kamloops canada

 

 

Hello, pink parrot…
I’m not sure what the name of this tulip is but enjoyed them in a meadow at VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, Canada.

tulip pink parrot vandusen garden vancouver

 

 

British Columbia, Canada…
The best place on Earth! Okay, I may be a bit biased!

British Columbia Best Place Yoho National Park

 

 

With a hint of daffodil, brightness between a hedge and a path…
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival this past Spring.

tulips Roozengaarde garden skagit valley washington

 

 

I was up at daylight for some exploring in Jasper National Park. This is one of my favorite spots over the Athabasca River!

Athabasca River Canada Jasper national park

 

 

I can’t remember what flower this is, but here’s some purple Summer brightness from a Vancouver, Canada garden.

purple flower Summer bright vancouver

 

 

I’ve been to this spot many times in my life and I’m always amazed. This is Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park, Canada from my Sunday visit.

Takakkaw Falls Yoho National Park Canada

 

 

Hello Tiger lily 🙂
I was so lucky to see beautiful Monarch Butterflies in the gardens of Krause Berry Farms, Langley, British Columbia, Canada.

butterfly monarch langley tiger lily krause farm

 

 

Saying goodbye to Lake Louise on a gorgeous Summer’s day!

Banff national park lake louise canada

 

 

So lucky to witness this sunset from my dinner in Kitsilano on Thursday. Such a beautiful location at Kits Beach in Vancouver!

Sunset Kits Beach Kitsilano Vancouver Boathouse
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.

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