Oh Canada.

It’s been cool and windy today, and the evening weather was livened up a bit with some clouds and rain into the bargain. Tomorrow we’ll be hiking in the mountains with our daughter who lives there now for her summer job. Cool rainy weather is in the forecast again. This is our Canada Day weather this year… not exactly the hot (or at least warm) sunshine we could hope for, but we have other reasons (besides our lovely climate) for celebrating…

(I added this picture of us at the beginning of our Monday hike with Emma.)

(This was us an hour or so later, soaking wet!)

…Here are a few of my personal favourites:

Canadians are (by and large) nice people. It’s true. After I had lived for about a year and a half in England, I almost teared up (in the airport and at the bank etc) over the genuine friendliness of strangers when I returned to my home and native land!

Our country is beautiful. And we try to keep it that way. While we don’t enjoy tons of balmy weather (or the enlarged population that would likely bring), Canada does have plenty of beautiful places for those of us who brave the climate to bask in… or bundle up in, if you’re me.

Canadians are richly blessed with many essential freedoms, universal health care, opportunities for education and work, and a national identity we can be proud of. When people in England asked me which part of the States I was from (based upon my North American ‘accent’) I was so happy to reply that I am from that really big one up on top.

Thank Heaven for Canada.

#OCanada #homeandnativeland #truenorthstrongandfree #blessed

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