Today is Canada Day, the birthday of my country. “Canadian Confederation was the process by which the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united into one Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867.” (Thanks, Wikipedia!) This year marks the 150th anniversary of that momentous day. (Lest we forget, the Indigenous peoples had been inhabiting this magnificent land centuries before the European settlers arrived).
When I think of Canada, I think of the herons and lakes and cross-country skiing; of cold water and huge maple trees. And I think of family. Here’s some personal photos that capture my love of country and family.
a favorite photo of my dad and my nieces – pretending to be asleep under the maple leaf blanket
My nephew ice fishing
Loons on the lake
Another loon on the lake
Happy Canada Day and cheers to the true north, strong and free!