On this one year anniversary of the WHO declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic, today in Canada our first National Day of Observance commemorates all whom we have so tragically lost to the virus and recognizes and thanks, as we do every day, our frontline and healthcare heroes. This flag at half mast in Vanier Park is just one of many thousands across the country that flies today to bring us all together on this day of remembrance. 🇨🇦
In memory of one of Canada’s greatest Olympians. Like so many of us I remember the excitement and pride watching Kathleen Heddle, together with her rowing partner Marnie McBean, capturing two gold medals for Canada at the Summer Olympic Games of 1992 in Barcelona and a further gold medal in Atlanta in 1996. Yesterday we learnt the sad news of her passing at the age of 55 after a long battle with cancer. I send my heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. Her beautiful memory is in all of our thoughts today. 🇨🇦
On the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands by the Canadian Armed Forces what better way with which to honour them all than with these Dutch tulips in triumphant bloom on our deck in today’s glorious sunshine.
Lest we forget.
Celebrating Victoria Day here in Canada with this photo of the Queen Victoria hoodoo in Bryce Canyon from our memorable visit hiking the hoodoos in 2015.
Kitsilano in the snow #2Inspired by a magical morning on Kitsilano Beach after the snowfall before Xmas, which I posted about in backdrop to a life: part 2 and which was also the inspiration for the first of the year. The Gift of the Four Treasures has once again weaved its magic spell with the superpower that resides in its brushes and ink.
Looks like the beginning of a new series for a new year.