Monday, 21 May 2012

And now, Canadian Summer Begins...

And so, with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer. - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Today is Victoria Day in Canada.   The country roads around my house, which normally are peaceful, have become active with vacationers...Vacationers pulling trailers, boats, or canoes strapped to their rooftops.  I think today is one of the most anticipated holidays in Canada.  Sure,  it is to celebrate the longest reigning monarch of England's Empire's History, Queen Victoria, but, that is not what stirs the heart of a Canadian.  It is this Northern Land's unofficial beginning of summer. The first day when we can plant in our gardens...without fear of frost.  It is the day that we take the snow tires off of the car and pack away the winter boots.  No banks are open.  All stores are closed.  Everyone is on holiday.  Today, all Canadians stop and enjoy the first day of a short, beautiful, summer season.  Here is our celebration of Victoria Day...
Resting Canoe at Sunset



First bonfire of summer
Silhouette of a "summer " evening

Roasting marshmallows

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