Well, I would like to blame the beautiful Summer weather for the lateness of this post but to be honest, there were many gray and rainy days in Vancouver during early July. Like most months of Summer, July just breezed by, and we are now facing August. I won’t make excuses for my tardiness, but will just present you with a selection of my photos and videos posted to social media during June.
The rose arbor was just beautiful when I visited the Centennial Rose Garden on Burnaby Mountain in Burnaby, Canada on a sunny Sunday in June.
Now, this was a beautiful Spring day!
From the shores of Clearwater Lake in Wells Gray Provincial Park, Canada.
Getting some shade…
I hope you can see the spider escaping the heat on the right. Taken in the rose garden at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver.
From my visit last Summer, this was a beautiful day in the Canadian Rockies!
I was excited to visit the Victoria Lavender Farm near Victoria, Canada for the first time. Although there is no lavender in this video, I thought this was kind of cute. I don’t think the male peacock felt the same way. This is Peacock Rejected!
This pretty rose had newly emerged at VanDusen Botanical Garden. I wish I knew the name because it was one of my favourites.
Looking back to one of my Summer trips through Glacier National Park, Canada. This is Mount Rogers at the center-left and Mount Tupper on the right from Rogers Pass.
I woke up early for this…
Looking East along the Athabasca River in Jasper National Park, Canada. Last Summer!
Beautiful lupin meadow, Springtime at Green Timbers Park in Surrey, Canada.
Butchart Gardens near Victoria, Canada on a Sunday in June. The rose garden and arbor were simply amazing!
One of the many roses at the Butchart Gardens.
Take a little walk with me, and many other people, around the beautiful rose garden at Butchart.
The hanging baskets were also amazing at the Butchart Gardens.
A whole lot of Summer colour featuring geraniums and one my favourites, heliotrope, at the Butchart Gardens.
From the rose garden at Queen’s Park in New Westminster, Canada.
Back to the rose arbor at the Centennial Rose Garden on Burnaby Mountain.
Bright colours from the poppy garden at VanDusen Botanical Garden.
On the morning after the Brexit vote, I wrote, “Wow, I was shocked with the results of Brexit. If you have woken up to see your stocks plummeting, maybe this poppy will brighten your day… okay, it’s probably not enough!” Also at VanDusen.
Irises at VanDusen Botanical Garden.
Facing Mount Baker and the Coastal Celebration from the Spirit of British Columbia, just before a lovely Sunday evening sail from Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island to Tsawwassen & Vancouver.
Earlier that morning between the Gulf Islands on our way to Victoria. Careful of your ears!
Hello sweet pea 🙂
Loved these sweet peas from my recent visit to Butchart Gardens.
Here’s some daffodils in the sky from Spring at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival….
and some tulips in the sky.
Spanish lavender, anyone?
Taken during my long walk in Steveston, Canada!
Here is some early Spring colour featuring these budding anemones from the gardens of Stanley Park in Vancouver.
From my hike to Slollicum Peak above Harrison Lake, Canada, the view from the first lookout.
I’ve never seen this many Glacier Lillies before…
On the way to Slollicum Peak.
Always enjoy visiting the rose garden at Stanley Park.
Starting to turn…
This tulip was a little past its peak bloom but I still loved the colours. Taken earlier this past Spring at VanDusen Botanical Garden.
A lot of Spring brightness…
Tulip gardens, this past Spring, at the Butchart Gardens.
Focus on a rebel…
A rebel tulip, at least. Taken at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival.
Sunset over Vancouver taken from my balcony above Guildford in Surrey!
Are you still with me? Thank you. Wishing you all the best for a wonderful August. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
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