Tulips, Baby Racoons, and a Vancouver Reflection – Photos of the Week, August 15th to 21st

August 24, 2015 — Leave a comment

Hello, everyone. One of the highlights from my week happened very close to home. I was returning on Saturday afternoon when a mama racoon and her five kits or babies were outside my front yard. They “posed” for a few photos and then visited my neighbour’s grape vines where they feasted for half an hour. I have included one cute photo on this post. Other photos look back to my recent trips to the Canadian Rockies and Cathedral Provincial Park, as well as Spring and Summer flowers. Please enjoy my Photos of the Week 🙂


A lovely mix…
From the Tulips of the Valley Festival, east of Vancouver, Canada, this past Spring!

Tulip valley festival purple fields canada BC


Such a beautiful spot!
The view from the edge of Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park, Canada from my recent visit. Mount Burgess is in the center. On the lower ridge to the right is the Burgess Shale, a UNESCO Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site!

Yoho national park canada Emerald lake



Hey mister, can we come play in your yard? 🙂
Taken last Saturday, these baby racoons were very, very close to my home in Vancouver.

racoon kits Vancouver canada



Between rows of pink…
A little brightness from the Tulips of the Valley Festival, east of Vancouver, Canada, this past Spring!

Tulip field row canada pink



Spooky but beautiful…
Loved the clouds and sky from a late evening walk near Pyramid Lake in Cathedral Provincial Park, Canada!

Cathedral provincial Park Canada sunset sky



Hello dragonfly!
From beautiful Summerland Ornamental Gardens, above Okanagan Lake, in south-central British Columbia, Canada!

dragonfly Summerland Ornamental Gardens



My city!
One of my favourite views of Vancouver is from the seawall in Stanley Park!

Vancouver canada reflection stanley park seawall



A garden cosmos or Mexican aster, taken recently somewhere in a Vancouver, Canada garden.

cosmos bipinnatus vancouver canada



A little Summer colour…
from a garden near Burnaby City Hall that featured beautiful lupins of all colours!
lupine pink red garden Burnaby city hall canada



The last tulip photo from this past Spring… at least for me.
Considering our early season for flowers, I was surprised to see this parrot tulip in a Vancouver front yard garden so late into May. When I returned a few days later, the petals had fallen to the ground.

tulip parrot vancouver canada



Loved this view toward Deception Pass from Fidalgo Island in Washington State, USA!

Fidalgo Island Deception Pass Washington United states



A whole lot of Summer colour…
from beautiful Cascade Gardens, Banff National Park, Canada.

Banff park Alberta cascade gardens flowers



A wolf? A dog? What do you see on the right side of the lake? Hmmmm… For sure, it’s a beautiful view from above Peyto Lake in Banff National Park.

Bow Lake Banff National Park Canada



A rebel amongst the pink…
Really love the colours here from a front yard tulip garden somewhere in Vancouver, Canada, this past Spring!

tulips pink orange vancouver canada
Thanks for visiting me on my weekly post of photos from my social media. Take care and all the best 🙂

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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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