Spring Has Finally Sprung, May Photos

July 14, 2017 — 2 Comments
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May finally brought warm, sunny weather to Vancouver, and I, along with many other people, could finally get outside. From tulips festivals to gardens to short walks to long hikes, I took advantage after a Winter that never seemed to end. Now, please join me on a selection of photos posted to social media in May.

Under the blazing sun…
On the way to Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park, Canada on a beautiful Victoria Day.

 

 

Here’s a little bit of Spring colour from the Abbotsford Tulip Festival, east of Vancouver, Canada.

 

 

Dogwood in the rain…
at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver.

 

 

Under cumulus skies at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival.

 

 

A scene of Sakura in the peaceful gardens of Lingyen Mountain Temple in Richmond, Canada.

 

 

Posted on Flower Day…
A flower, well, many flowers. A Sakura in the morning sun taken in east Vancouver.

 

 

Another beautiful view on the way to Elfin Lakes.

 

 

Crocuses earlier in the Spring at The Butchart Gardens, near Victoria, Canada.

 

 

Looking toward Mount Price and Clinker Peak from the edge of Garibaldi Lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park.

 

 

On Tulip Day, more tulips from the Abbotsford Tulip Festival.

 

 

Beautiful parrot tulips at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival.

 

 




 

 

I have no idea what the mountain is, but this is the Cheekye River at Alice Lake Provincial Park, near Squamish, Canada.

 

 

Cut throat finches at the Bloedel Floral Conservatory in Vancouver.

 

 

Time for a good, stiff drink…
After waking up one morning to CNN and CNBC, and watching the crazy political situation, I thought this is going to be me very soon, except I won’t be drinking out of a puddle 🙂
Gosling having a drink at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta, Canada.

 

 

It’s that time of year…
Looks like a blended family of Canada Geese at Burnaby Lake in Burnaby, Canada.

 

 

 I didn’t know what to expect when I saw this sign at the trailhead for my hike to Eaton Lake. It was steep but I can’t really call it hell. More like a trail to heaven 🙂

 

 

A little bit of heaven on the edge of frozen Eaton Lake.

 

 

 

 

A little shaky but I was holding on 🙂 One of the beautiful waterfalls on the way to Eaton Lake.

 

 

My favourite cherry blossom street in East Vancouver.

 

 

On Tulip Day, I presented…
Another tulip 🙂
at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver.

 

 

Abbotsford Tulip Festival on a beautiful afternoon.

 

 

Mount Cheam and Lady Peak from the Abbotsford Tulip Festival.

 

 

Also with Mount Cheam and Lady Peak in the background, a favourite view from the Tulips of the Valley Festival in Chilliwack, Canada.

 




 

 

From my hike on a stormy Sunday afternoon…
The Cheakamus River and canyon taken from Highway 99 between Squamish and Whistler.

 

 

Here I’m on Paul Ridge on the way to Elfin Lakes…

 

 

and on the edge of Eaton Lake.

 

 

Parrot tulips from the Abbotsford Tulip Festival.

 

 

Tulips of the Valley Festival.

 

 

A tulip in the rain…
taken at Queen Elizabeth Park.

 

 

“Despite the constant negative press covfefe.”
President Donald J. Trump, early one May morning.

That morning, I wrote, “Maybe I’m still tired but I really don’t understand that tweet. I will just say good morning and happy Wednesday.”

No confusion here but…
Tulips in the sky at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival.

 

 

The first time that I’ve seen this blooming on Mother’s Day…
my Christmas cactus, given to me by my late mother.

 

 

At Garibaldi Lake.

 

 

And one last one of me (Thank God) at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival.

Yes, that was way too many photos of me. I hope you enjoyed this post anyway. 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.

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2 responses to Spring Has Finally Sprung, May Photos

  1. These are fabulous photos, Randall. I so love tulips!!

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