RoozenGaarde Tulips, Remembrance Day & More, Photos of the Week, Nov. 7 to 13

November 18, 2015 — 2 Comments

This past week started off with my awareness that my name was mentioned in an online article in The Toronto Star. It wasn’t for something I did as a writer or blogger specifically, but for a tweet I made congratulating Canada’s new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. It was nice to be mentioned anyway and you can see the article here: Proud Canadians tweet messages of support to new PM.

I also had a birthday and attended a touching Remembrance Day service in New Westminster, Canada. However, the week finished badly with the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday the 13th and Beirut the day before that left many of us saddened and in shock. Those events, especially Paris, have been covered in depth online, and will for the foreseeable future, so I won’t discuss them here. I really don’t have much to add except that I wish these attacks would stop, and peace would prevail in the World. I don’t think that’s going to happen anytime soon so I’ll try to brighten moods a bit with my photos of the week posted to social media.

A whole lot of Spring colour…
I thought this garden with the tulips, fence, and trees was beautiful!
From Roozengaarde Display Garden, Washington State, U.S.A. during the 2015 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

RoozenGaarde Garden Tulips Skagit Valley Festival Washington



The Glorious Dead…
Posted on November 11, Remembrance Day in Canada, Veterans Day in the USA, and Armistice Day in New Zealand, France, Belgium and Serbia. Thanks to those who served and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice! This was taken last year at the Cenotaph in North Vancouver, Canada.

The Glorious Dead Remembrance Day Cenotaph North Vancouver.



This year, I was proud to attend the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Cenotaph in front of City Hall in New Westminster!

New Westminster Remembrance Day Cenotaph



A whole lot of brightness featuring the tulips of Roozengaarde Display Garden.

tulips RoozenGaarde skagit valley garden



Under cumulus skies…
Loved this tulip garden with the emerging rhododendron. Taken at Roozengaarde, this past Spring.

Tulips RoozenGaarde Garden Skagit Valley



An amazing garden at one of the quieter areas at Roozengaarde. I thought this scene was so beautiful.

RoozenGaarde Garden Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Washington



Hello Finola… as in the pink Finola tulip.
Earlier this year at Roozengaarde.

RoozenGaarde Garden skagit Finola tulips



And hello parrots… as in the parrot tulip. From the gardens of Roozengaarde.

parrot tulips pink orange RoozenGaarde skagit valley



A look back to Spring and these double tulips from Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver.

tulips double pink QE Park vancouver



Under stormy skies…
taken recently from the edge of the Fraser River in the River District, Vancouver!

Vancouver canada fraser river district



An Autumn tunnel of colour…
A birthday walk through Devonian Harbour Park toward Stanley Park in Vancouver.

vancouver Devonian Harbour Park autumn leaves



Colours of Autumn…
Devonian Harbour Park with Stanley Park in the background. Last Monday on a beautiful morning.

vancouver Devonian Harbour Stanley Park autumn



The view overlooking the town of Osoyoos and Osoyoos Lake in the Okanagan of south-central British Columbia, Canada. Taken in the Summertime!

Osoyoos Lake Okanagan canada Summer


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.


2 responses to RoozenGaarde Tulips, Remembrance Day & More, Photos of the Week, Nov. 7 to 13

  1. Hi Randall, your pictures are fantastic! Are you getting more into photography or what? What kind of camera are you using? Are you still going to the gym? I don’t go very much anymore, far prefer the outdoors or riding my bike. Hope all is well, sounds like it is!

    • Nice to hear from you. I’ve been taking photos for a few years now. I use a Canon 60D or my Samsung S5. I’m not going to the gym right now. I know I should. All is fine and I wish the same for you. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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