Tulips, Manning Park, a Rainbow and More, Photos of the Week, Jan. 2nd to 8th

January 13, 2016 — Leave a comment

If you ever visit Vancouver, Canada, I really recommend a drive into the interior of the province of British Columbia. About 2 hours east of Vancouver along Highway 3 is Manning Provincial Park. Whether you’re into hiking or just relaxing, it’s a beautiful place to visit. Many of the photos in this post are from Manning Park but for more, please read my blog posts, Golden Larches of Frosty Mountain and Lupines and Paintbrush, Flowers and Meadows of Mount Outram. Now, please join me on my photos of the week posted to social media.


A little cuteness featuring this Columbian Ground Squirrel. Summertime at Lightning Lakes, Manning Provincial Park!

Columbian Ground Squirrel Manning Park lightning



A rainbow of brightness…
Tulips of the Valley Festival, east of Vancouver, Springtime.

tulips fraser valley canada rainbow



Posted on National Bird Day… Birds have been one of my favourite subjects for years. In fact, I just fed a large group of chickadees and juncos that frequent the neighbourhood. This photo looks back to Spring and a Mama Mallard and duckling at VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver!

duck mallard Mama duckling VanDusen garden



Rows of red and pink…
From the Tulips of the Valley Festival!

tulips red rows canada valley festival

A beautiful Summer’s day in the mountains…
Looking toward the Three Brothers. Yes, that’s the name of the mountains in the center. At Manning Provincial Park.

manning Park canada three brothers hike



On a Sunday with Vancouver covered in ice fog… a little brightness from Springtime. Tulips and baby’s breath from the gardens of Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver.

tulips pink queen elizabeth park vancouver



Spotted butterflies and purple asters…
Not sure of the name of these pretty butterflies from one of my Summer visits to Manning Provincial Park. This was taken at Strawberry Flats.

Manning Park Butterfly spotted


What am I listening to?

I was sad to hear Korie Anne was sick and in the hospital. We met on Twitter and I was amazed by her singing. Korie and her manager agreed to an interview on this blog and you can read it HERE. I loved this song the moment I heard it. This is Closer To You by Korie Anne. Get well soon, Korie 🙂



Hello deer 🙂
In a meadow along Highway 3, Manning Provincial Park.

Manning park deer summer



From one of my Autumn walks…
dahlia garden in a front yard, Vancouver.

dahlia white cactus vancouver



After the storm…
A welcomed rainbow at sunrise over Surrey and Coquitlam, Canada.

storm rainbow surrey coquitlam canada



On another foggy morning… No photos of the pea soup-like fog but…
Between rows of white… Tulips of the Valley Festival.

Tulips Fraser valley rows white red



Excuse me, sir. Was this your cracker? 🙂
Columbian Ground Squirrel at Lightning Lakes, Manning Provincial Park.


A little brightness featuring daffodils and tulips…
Queen’s Park, New Westminster, Canada, Springtime.

Tulip daffodil new westminster Queens park



Tulips and captured cherry blossoms…
I haven’t posted this photo yet but really like it. Taken along a Vancouver street, last Spring.

tulip red cherry blossom petals vancouver



A look back to Summer and a Vancouver garden with Liatris, aka Blazing Star, and daisies.

Liatris blazing star daisies garden


I hope you enjoyed this weekly post of photos from my social media. Thanks for stopping by and take good care 🙂

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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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