Just to keep this stitching-related first, here's a photo of the piece of needlework I've hung in every place we've lived - the Provincial Flowers of Canada:
|Provincial Flowers of Canada|
We've celebrated July 1 over the years with the usual picnics and BBQs at home and with friends, but also in a hospital clinic in Manitoba during a cross-country trip, waiting for a doctor to check out a toddler with a fierce ear-ache; watching fireworks at Henderson Lake in Lethbridge and at Waterton Lakes National Park; cooking and serving burgers at a Stampede booth in a northern Saskatchewan town, with chuckwagons thundering past on the other side of the booth's back wall; canoeing on a quiet river in the Saskatchewan wilderness; riding back to a friend's ranch house in the southern Alberta foothills after a visit to a century-old homestead hidden back in the shadow of the Rockies; being the dinner for swarms of blackflies and mosquitoes while we were out on the lake fishing for pike, pickerel and trout - and so many more memories than I can write just now.
Happy Canada Day, Dominion Day, Memorial Day, etc. to my fellow Canadians, and wishes for a good summer to others - O Canada, eh?