Still Waiting for Spring, March Photos

May 9, 2017 — Leave a comment
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As Winter dragged on, there was a time I wondered if we would ever see Spring on the West Coast of Canada. Luckily, toward the middle of the March, the signs were there, about a month late. Seeing the first crocuses brought tears to my eyes and if they were’t so tiny and delicate, I would have given them a hug. You’ll see some crocuses here so please join me on a selection of my photos and videos posted to social media in March.

 

I was really happy to find some Spring colour…
An impressive show of Cherry blossoms in Ladner, Canada.

 

 

A snowy scene on the way to Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park, Canada.

 

 

The Butchart Gardens, near Victoria, Canada, had one of the most impressive shows of crocuses that I have ever seen.

 

 

 

A prelude to Spring…
indoors at the Spring Prelude in The Butchart Gardens.

 

 

From Summer in Garibaldi Provincial Park, this is the view over Garibaldi Lake from the seldom visited Gentian Peak.

 

 

Delphinium under stormy skies at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, Canada. Summertime.

 

 

Duffey Lake under cumulus skies. Taken along the Duffey Lake Road between Pemberton and Lillooet in Southern British Columbia, Canada. Summertime.

 

 




 

 

In the Hummingbird garden at Summerland Ornamental Gardens, above Okanagan Lake, in south-central British Columbia, also in Summer.

 

 

After the attack in London, I posted…

Good morning, everyone. I was very sad to hear about the attack in London yesterday. I was on the Westminster Bridge a few years ago and can’t imagine the horror the victims went through. My condolences to the families of those who were killed. To the injured, a wish of a speedy recovery. Stay Strong, London 🇬🇧
This photo was taken near the Westminster Bridge in Victoria Tower Gardens, looking back to the Victoria Tower and the Palace of Westminster.

 

 

I picked a beautiful day for an early Spring visit to Nanaimo, Canada. These are the falls and Millstone River in Bowen Park.

 

 

The first tulips of the season blooming in Vancouver were not outdoors, but inside the Bloedel Floral Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park.

 

 

The DeBoville Slough near Minnekhada Park in Port Coquitlam where my highlight was seeing the very colourful male Rufous hummingbird.

 

 

Roses in the rain at Queen Elizabeth Park.

 

 

Looking back to one of my Summer trips, this is the monument at Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park, Canada.

 

Didn’t hurt at all 🙂
Feeding a Sandhill Crane at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta.

 

 

Snow geese on the way to the Reifel Bird Sanctuary.

 

 

Snowy tree tunnel at Green Timbers Park in Surrey, Canada.

 

 

On a dark, rainy day in Vancouver, I posted… some much-needed brightness from Summer.
Dahlia Snoho Doris (that’s not a typo) at Ferncliff Gardens in Mission, Canada

 

 

A scene from late Spring..
Anemones in the gardens of Stanley Park, Vancouver.

 

 

A beautiful hike…
A look back to one of my Summer trips to the Canadian Rockies along the Iceline Trail in Yoho National Park.

 

Hello chickadees 🙂
at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary.

 

 

Summer colour with Blackeyed Susans at the Summerland Ornamental Gardens.

 

 

Stanley Park, the North Shore, and the Inner Harbour of Burrard Inlet, taken from Canada Place in Vancouver.





 

 

On a Sunday after I woke up very early… I’ve been up since 2am and I’m afraid this will be me later. Not a gosling but taking a nap 🙂

 

 

In conversation, forget-me-nots and this pretty tulip at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

 

 

Happy for some sunshine!
Enjoying a walk in Victoria, Canada.

 

 

Frosty Winter’s morning views, taken from above Guildford in Surrey.

 

 

 

After a dark rainy March, I really need some sunshine. I hope you enjoyed this post. 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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