VanDusen Tulips, Flowers & More, Photos of the Week, Nov. 14 to 20

November 25, 2015 — 2 Comments

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



Proud Hummingbird…
Taken above Moonlit Cove at Sooke, British Columbia, Canada.

Hummingbird Sooke Moonlit Cove BC



A Bench with a view… trust me, there is a view.
Loved this peaceful spot above the hyacinth and baby’s breath at VanDusen Botanical Garden earlier this year!

Bench VanDusen garden hyacinth



Tulip and bluebells…
From one of my favourite tiny meadows at VanDusen.

tulip red bluebells vandusen vancouver



Also from VanDusen, a little Summer brightness featuring these coneflowers.

yellow coneflower vandusen garden



A little Autumn brightness with coneflowers and more at VanDusen.

Fall yellow coneflower vandusen garden vancouver



After the rain…
I visited this tulip patch many times at VanDusen Garden. Love the colours of Spring!

Tulips raindrops VanDusen Garden



Hello chickadee 😄
I think she was looking for more sunflower seeds. Taken at the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Delta, Canada.

chickadee Reifel bird Sanctuary delta canada



Hello Bluebells 😄
Always enjoy seeing these bluebells, especially an entire patch of them. Taken last Spring at VanDusen!

bluebells vandusen garden Spring



One of my favourite drives in the interior of British Columbia, Canada is along a backroad between Lytton and Lillooet. This is one of the beautiful scenes with horses and snow-capped peaks!

Horses mountains snow Lytton Lillooet backroad



Blooming right now…
The lovely Christmas Cactus, this one from my late Mother.

Christmas Cactus red



Who else sees a face in the log?
Maybe it’s just me… taken last Summer on the edge of middle Joffre Lake in Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, near Pemberton, Canada

Joffre Lake middle Park explorebc



Before the storm…
over fields of blueberries with Autumn colours. Recently near Boundary Bay in Delta, Canada.

blueberry fields Delta canada autumn



I posted this on November 14th…

I’m so sad to hear of the horrific events in Paris yesterday. My thoughts & prayers are with those affected! May there be peace in Paris and around the World!
A little brightness today featuring these poppies from VanDusen Botanical Garden, this past Summer.

poppies bright vandusen garden vancouver



A little Spring brightness…
I arrived to this planter at VanDusen just as the sun emerged after a downpour. Loved these double tulips and the lily tulip on the left!

vandusen garden vancouver spring tulips


Oh yes, I also published my new blog post featuring rebel tulips. If you’re wondering what a rebel tulip is, please read my post A Focus on the Rebels, Tulips of the Valley Festival. I hope you enjoyed this weekly post of photos from my social media. Take care and peace to you!

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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.


2 responses to VanDusen Tulips, Flowers & More, Photos of the Week, Nov. 14 to 20

  1. Hi..Randall
    Really… you are often post beautiful flowers…Different colours not identical. great respect for your eyes and your skill.Previously I mean before joining your social media post I never been see those types of tulips. cutie birds and lovable donkeys.Generally, your posts are teachers for me…I wish for you always to have joy and health.Thanks my friend I right this comment for you in hurry due to getting sleepy bye …..

    • Thanks, my friend. Always appreciate your visits here and on my social media. Glad you enjoy the photos and keep checking back. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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