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The Summer solstice brought beautiful, sunny weather to Vancouver and much of the province of British Columbia. However, it didn’t take long to dry, and by mid July, many of the forests in the interior of the province were on fire. It was scary to hear about evacuations of large towns such as Williams Lake and 100 Mile House, along with numerous smaller locations. I even had to change my plans for my late July trip. I’ll get to that later but in the meantime, here is a selection of my photos posted to social media in July.

 

Roses in the sky at Tuscan Farm Gardens in Abbotsford, Canada.

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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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Ahhh… Summer. I was so happy to see you. I thought you’d never show. Sunny weather brought more hiking, walking, and photo ops. The dry latter part of June also gave foresight to what would be a terrible fire season in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. I’ll get to that on my next post in July, but now, please join me with a selection of my photos posted to social media in June.

From an afternoon spent with flowers, butterflies, and birds.
This Swallowtail butterfly and Phlox at the gardens of Campbell Valley Regional Park in Langley, Canada.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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 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.

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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 don’t remember a recent Summer on the West Coast of Canada as unsettled as the one of 2016. Well, the Autumn didn’t start off much better but we were lucky to get the odd day or even stretch of sunny weather. I took advantage of the more pleasant days with walks, short hikes, and visits to various gardens. If you like dahlias, there are many on this post, as I visited the gardens of Ferncliff on three occasions. These are my photos of the week posted to social media in September.

 

A whole lot of Summer colour and a touch of Autumn too…
Dahlia garden at Ferncliff Gardens in Mission, Canada.

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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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