Snowy Owl, Snowy Scenes and More, Photos of the Week, Dec. 26th to Jan. 1st

January 7, 2016 — 2 Comments

Happy New Year. An Earthquake. Yes, just as I was about to go to sleep on Tuesday of last week, I was gently rattled by the first earthquake felt in Vancouver (at least, by me) since the Seattle one in 2001. I checked Twitter to confirm that it was a quake and realized it was felt by many in Washington State and southwest British Columbia, Canada. Soon, the local news had live coverage, and instead of going to sleep before midnight, it was well past 1AM. Luckily there was no damage or injuries but it was still enough to shake me up (get it?). Sorry about that. Now, let’s take a look at my photos posted to social media in the past week with the emphasis on snowy scenes.


Garibaldi Mountain and Lake, and The Table from Panorama Ridge in Garibaldi Provincial Park, Canada. Looks like Winter but actually taken in the Spring!

Garibaldi Lake Mountain table Panorama



Spring brightness and blue sky. Upper tulip garden at Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver.

tulips pink yellow Queen Elizabeth Park



Posted on Boxing Day… No photos of me being trampled by Boxing Day shoppers but…
a look back to Autumn and this dahlia garden in someone’s front yard, Vancouver!

dahlia pink vancouver walk



Not so much a snowy scene, but a Snowy Owl. Taken at Boundary Bay, Delta, Canada, during a previous Winter.

Snowy Owl Boundary Bay Winter delta BC



I posted this on the morning after the earthquake… No photos of me trying to get my belongings together at midnight in case I had to get out of the house but…
A Spring scene from the tulip gardens of Queen Elizabeth Park.

Tulip Maple QE Park Vancouver canada



After a storm…
a little brightness featuring this mixed tulip planter during last Spring at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver. These planters around the entrance were among my favourite spots in the gardens.

tulip garden vandusen vancouver
What am I listening to?

Actually, I’ve been listening to this song for a few months now. A little pick-me-up for those going through uncertain times, this is Kenny Chesney and Save It for a Rainy Day. I wish I was on that boat right now!



A snowy scene…
The mountains around Garibaldi Lake from Panorama Ridge in Garibaldi Provincial Park. Taken in the Summertime!

Garibaldi park lake snowy panorama ridge



A whole lot of pink brightness…
in the rose garden of VanDusen Botanical Garden, last Spring.

Rose pink VanDusen garden



Another snowy scene…
From Paul Ridge on the way to Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park, last Winter.

snow mountains Elfin Lakes Garibaldi Park



A little brightness…
featuring a purple Rhododendron and yellow daisies. Along the Rhododendron walk at VanDusen Botanical Garden, Springtime.

yellow daisy Rhododendron vandusen




I always enjoy visiting the Bloedel Floral Conservatory in Vancouver during the holidays!

Bloedel Conservatory Christmas Queen elizabeth



I’ve had this photo since last Spring but haven’t posted it yet. I shall call it Tulip, Simple Orange. Taken along a Vancouver street!

tulip orange vancouver



A snowy scene under cumulus skies…
On Mount Seymour above Vancouver, last Spring!

Mount Seymour snow North Vancouver



A look back to Springtime and the tulip gardens of Stanley Park in Vancouver.

tulip yellow stanley park vancouver



I’ll end with an Instagram video that I posted on the last Thursday of 2015. Falling flakes of snow over Guildford in Surrey.


A video posted by Randall St Germain (@caminomyway) on


I hope you enjoyed this weekly post of photos from my social media. Thanks for stopping by and all the best in 2016 🙂

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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 Snowy Owl, Snowy Scenes and More, Photos of the Week, Dec. 26th to Jan. 1st

  1. Well, now I don’t recognize that area at all now that it’s snowing there. lol ((O.o))

    Superb choice of photos Randall they were beautiful especially the pink ones and the mountains smothered in snow to which if I was there I would have stopped to make snow angels ever five minutes. lol

    Hey, did you grab you camera when you went outside to safety? It was on my mind the whole time I was outside but, I did grab Dewey. He was the first one ready I just wanted to go back to sleep.

    I’m looking forward to Spring or the last part of Winter since things are starting to bud now, but Spring will bring in the full flavor of colors for the eyes to enjoy and photographers to share. =0)

    Have an awesome day Randall, take good care. =0)

    • Thanks for your kind words. I had my camera stored at another location but my computer is always on my mind. Dewey is a priority for you. I’m sure he appreciates it. Good thing the earthquake wasn’t any worse but even a little shaker opens the eyes. You’re right. Spring is in the air. Next month, there will be crocuses and cherry blossoms! Thanks as always for visiting my little blog 🙂

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