I wake up on July 1st, and think how glad I am that we live in Canada. A beautiful country, 'from sea to shining sea'. And I hope everyone reading this from other countries have their national days that you celebrate proudly too! If I had them I'd post a photo of every province of this amazing chunk of geography, but maybe I'll be better prepared next year!
There will be a LOT of fireworks going off tonight to celebrate, but we've got a forecast of possible severe thunderstorms, so who knows? Headed out to hang up our own flag now.
The context - this flag was flying at the end of the pier in Big Bay, a tiny hamlet on the shore of Georgian Bay, which proudly proclaims itself the 'Stone Skipping Capital of Canada'.
July 1st also traditionally marks 'summer', as the first day when all the schools are out and two months of summer holidays start - what a good reason to celebrate!
Looks like this bay has tons of nice skipping stones! :)ReplyDelete
it is a beautiful place! happy canada day to you!ReplyDelete
Happy Canada Day. Stone skipping, that must surely be international, I can remember my Grandma telling me of playing " Chuckie stones" in the Clyde, when she was a small child living near Glasgow. Hoist your flag and be proud of your beautiful country. Cheers,Jean.ReplyDelete
That's lovely and bonne fête du Canada.ReplyDelete
But normally, to link to the CDP portal, you have to be a member...
Thanks, reading the rules carefully I guess I don't qualify to be a member, because the name of the little hamlet where I live is not in my blog title, and this post doesn't come from there anyway. But I learned by trying!Delete
Beautiful scenery along the bay! Happy Canada Day from NB.ReplyDelete
My grandkids would be all over that stone skipping stuff, I hope your weather turns out all right for the fireworks, and have a Happy Canada Day!ReplyDelete
Excellent choice for the theme day, love it!ReplyDelete
Welcome to the theme days!!
Celebrate and be glad for the freedom that you have. Your landscape and sky scape photos are so beautiful.ReplyDelete
Thanks and a Happy Canada to you. We do live in a very good country.ReplyDelete
Skipping stones is surely a summer celebration, well done!ReplyDelete
We are indeed very lucky. Happy Canada Day to you and Maria.ReplyDelete
P.S. I took my reference book to the mystery plant this afternoon and confirmed you were perfectly right. It is Seneca root.
Great set of summer photos! City Daily Photo requires you to post daily about your city, town, or village, so I don't think you're that far off the mark. But you do have to be accepted by the moderator to be a member.ReplyDelete
Great theme day shots.ReplyDelete
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I can't imagine a beach with stones rather than sand—so unusual for me. But your photos are all lovely and perfect for the theme!ReplyDelete
Summer is looking beautiful!ReplyDelete
it's just gorgeous in your corner of the world!!ReplyDelete
Happy Canada Day!ReplyDelete
Happy Canada Day indeed. We do love your country and for decades when summer vacation comes due we've always headed north for the beautiful landscapes and the warm and friendly people....:)ReplyDelete
A beautiful bay!ReplyDelete
We had our fireworks... but a few minutes before it started, we had a brief downpour that made me wonder if it would be called off. One of those three minute long downpours.