Archives For Autumn

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I am taking advantage of being cooped up during a snow storm in Vancouver to catch up on my blog. I’ll publish photos of snowy scenes here later, but in the meantime, this is a selection of my photos posted to social media during the month of October.

 

A maple in orange at the Butchart Gardens near Victoria, Canada.

maple-tree-autumn-butchart-gardens

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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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For most people, their first body piercing is of the ear lobe. In my case, my first piercing was my ear drum. Until last week, I never had heard of a Tympanostomy. After many months with a blockage in my ear, I had a Tympanostomy tube inserted last week during a mildly painful procedure. If you have abnormal fluid built up and a loss of hearing for an extended period, it may be for you. Consult your doctor. No photos of my Tympanostomy tube or me screaming in pain at the Otolaryngologist’s office, but please join me on my photos of the week posted to social media.

The majority of the photos on this post features scenes from VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, Canada. It’s not far from my home and I’m fortuanate to have a membership.

A whole lot of brightness…

This is one of my favourite photos of the beautiful tulip garden at VanDusen from last Spring.

bright Tulip Garden VanDusen Vancouver

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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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When I first started these weekly posts, my goal was to publish by Monday. Then it went to Tuesday, Wednesday, and now, Thursday. I hope to post earlier next week, as well as publishing a new blog post. In the meantime, please join me on my photos of the week posted to social media.

 

A rainbow of colour at the Tulips of the Valley Festival, east of Vancouver, Canada, this past Spring!

tulips of the valley festival fields

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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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This past week was highlighted by a trip to Whistler, Canada as I hoped to catch some beautiful Autumn colours. On Friday, it actually felt like Summer, as I wore shorts in temperatures that reached the low 20s (Celsius). The clouds rolled in for the weekend, but I managed a good morning walk on Saturday until it started to rain. That was okay, because I was hunkered down in my hotel room in time to watch Game 2 of the Toronto Blue Jays / Kansas City Royals American League Championship Series. Exciting, right?  The game didn’t go quite the way I had hoped, as the Bluejays sadly lost. No photos of baseball, but now, please join me on my photos of the week posted to social media!

 

Vibrant red of autumn in Whistler!

Whistler Canada autumn red leaves

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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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My highlight for the week was not a walk or a hike, but attending the Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, and Tyler Farr concert in Vancouver, and sitting close to the stage. I took some cool video but better not post any here so there are no copyright issues. Instead, please enjoy my photos posted to social media in the past week.

 

Hello pinkish dahlia… 😄
not sure what kind you are but I wish I knew. Taken recently in someone’s front yard in Vancouver, Canada.

Dahlia pink yellow Vancouver

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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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I can’t believe it’s the end of September. I also can’t believe I’m so late with this post. Enough said! These are my photos of the week!

 

This scene of Autumn courtesy of Whistler, Canada during a previous year’s visit on a beautiful October’s day!

Whistler canada Autumn leaves

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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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