Scenic Skies, Colours of Autumn and Flowers Too, November Photos

January 6, 2017 — 2 Comments

As November arrived to Vancouver, Canada, so did the wet weather as it rained for most of the days. Luckily, we had a little sunshine and it’s needed sometimes to brighten one’s spirits between the periods of gloomy weather. If your spirit’s need brightening, there is a lot of brightness here. This is a selection of my photos from Spring, Summer, and Autumn posted to social media in November.


Colours of Autumn…
From a walk along the seawall at Stanley Park in Vancouver. This is facing the Vancouver Rowing Club.



What do you see? 🙂
Taken with my Samsung S5, this is one of my favourite photos. Beautiful clouds over Vancouver on an Autumn afternoon!



Hello ladybug, or, ladybird, if you prefer…
on this pretty dahlia near the Petting Zoo in Stanley Park.



An unforgettable walk in the Canadian Rockies!
On our way to the Columbia Icefield / Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park, Summertime.



I’m glad I was up early for this sunrise over Metro Vancouver and Mount Garibaldi. Taken from my balcony above Guildford in Surrey.



Colours of late Summer..
Looking back to one of my visits to the dahlia garden at Ferncliff Gardens in Mission, Canada.



Dahlia AC Paint at Ferncliff Gardens.





Autumn colours from a walk along the seawall at Stanley Park.



Alright, who locked me out? 🙂 Raccoon kit in East Vancouver.



On the Eve of the United States election, I posted this message with hopes that voters would not take anything for granted, and get out and vote. It didn’t work…

One more sleep and then this crazy United States election campaign will come to an end. I’m afraid, though, there are turbulent times ahead, politically, economically, and environmentally. I hope I’m proven wrong as I want to be positive for the future. I can’t vote (probably because I’m Canadian) but to my American friends, please don’t take anything for granted. Your vote not only affects the United States but greatly influences this entire planet. Exercise your right and vote tomorrow! All the best to you now and in the future!



A Stigma in Focus. A look back to Summer with this geranium at Burnaby Mountain, Canada.



A hint of Cheam, as in Mount Cheam…
Posted on a dark day in November, a look back to Springtime at the former Tulips of the Valley Festival east of Vancouver.



More tulips in the gardens of RoozenGaarde at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Washington State, USA.



What Am I Listening To?

Thanks for asking 🙂 I don’t know how I missed this song – probably because I’ve been mostly listening to Country music for the past two years – but from first hearing it on a commercial in early November, it has become one of my favourite songs ever. So well-written, played, and produced, it’s also inspiring with a message of hope. This is The Script and Superheroes.



I took this photo on my balcony. This is Chrysanthemums at sunrise…



Paintbrush & Penstemon…
It was sunny on this Summer day when I hiked to one of the most beautiful meadows that I have ever seen. This is from the meadows of Mount Outram, just outside ‎Manning Provincial Park‬, east of Vancouver.



Colours of Autumn along the Main Mall at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.



Roses after the rain in the rose garden at the University of British Columbia.



A little brightness from early Summer..
at the rose garden in VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver.



The beautiful lawn and rose garden at the Butchart Gardens near Victoria, Canada. This was from Summer.



And from Autumn…
dahlia garden, also at Butchart Gardens.





Not only is the Westminster Abbey church in Mission well-worth the visit, so are the surrounding gardens. This is just one of the dahlias from Summertime.



Pretty globe dahlia at Ferncliff Gardens.



From the touching Remembrance Day ceremony in Surrey, Canada which had a few flyovers including this one.



On International Aura Awareness Day, I posted: not quite an aura but a partial rainbow at sunrise.



Amazing sunrise over Metro Vancouver.



On a stormy mid November day in Vancouver, a look back to a stormy Spring day at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival.


I hope you enjoyed this post. I wish you a very happy and peaceful 2017. 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 Scenic Skies, Colours of Autumn and Flowers Too, November Photos

  1. You have warmed my heart and my arthritic bones as well! Beautiful photos and posts. I am so enjoying becoming acquainted with your story.

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