Friday, June 30, 2006

July 1st is CANADA DAY!


images of the land i love ...



from the maple leaf ...




to the mounties ...



from the serenity of lake louise ...



to a peaceful prairie scene ...

July 1st is CANADA DAY ... a day to celebrate "home" ... and to this immigrant child, Canada has been home for most of my life ... i love this country that has given me so much ...

i feel so blessed and proud to say ... i am a Canadian ...




19 comments:

Michael said...

Happy Canada Day

Beautiful photos.


Take Care
Michael

Rodney Olsen said...

Enjoy Canada Day. The two weeks I spent in Canada in 1992 weren't nearly enough. I'd love to return one day with Pauline to have a good look around.

Sabine said...

Happy Canada Day, Saija!

I'm also an immigrant and proud to call Canada my home.

Maggie Ann said...

Happy Canada Day Saija!! Your Canada is so very beautiful. I love your pictures. July 1st is special to me to...smile. Its our 39th Wedding Anniversary. How fast time flies...what joys and sorrows it brings. How thankful I am that we are under 'His' wings.

Saija said...

michael ... if i would have thought ahead, i could have scanned my own photos, but instead, i borrowed some from the internet ... :o) ... have a super weekend!

rodney ... yes, it is indeed time for a return trip! do you guys drink coffee? or tea? *grin*

sabine ... the kindness of God to have brought us to this land, eh! Happy Canada Day to you as well!!!!

maggie ann ... thank you ... and happy happy anniversary!!! we will be celebrating 32 years in august ... doesn't the time truly fly? blessings to you!

Maggie Ann said...

Just a quick visit to say how I enjoyed your comment to me about romance in 'knitting kat land'. That will go in my scrapbook...thank you for the big smile you gave me!! No kidding, you guys will be having your 32nd in August.....thats great..*hugs*

Saija said...

maggie ann ... the young think that romance is their sole territory - but us aged know that just ain't true ... :o) ... you guys sound so sweet, it blessed my heart!

Badoozie said...

you're making me jealous, and want to become a maple leaf canadian mounty.

Saija said...

susie ... well they want women in the force, so come on up! ;o)

Jammie J. said...

Happy Canada day, sorry I'm a late wisher. :)

Saija said...

jeanette ... :o) thank you ... it was a day of being thankful for me!

Terry said...

Hello!! I saw your name on David Fishers blog and thought I would click in!! I am so glad I did.
These pictures are so beautiful!! Especially the one of the prairies!! So Nice. My sister and I are going to Rivers, Manitoba this week to a school reunion and my feet have been just aching to feel the prairies underneath them again. It was 40 years ago that we went to that school. We only lived in Rivers for about 7 years before my dad who was in the air force was transferd to Ottawa. But the prairies are still in my blood!!
Thank you so much for posting such a lovely picture. If you don't mind Saija, I am going to put it on my computer desk top for about a week.... Thanking you in advance for letting me do this ...from Terry... Welland Ontario

Saija said...

Terry ... there is something about the wide open prairies that allows me to breath in deeply and exhale with a smile ... hope you have a wonderful reunion!

Terry said...

Dear Saija
I have memorized that nice picture on my desk top and will take it with me to Katy's as I go to work for the next 19 hours!! Thanks so much! Love Terry

Oh I love to know the meaning of names but I couldn't find your pretty name anywhere on Google on the girl meanings. The only thing it told me is that it is Finnish! Do you know what it means. Ha!! I really don't even know what Teresa means!!Just interested in other people...

Saija said...

terry ... my name is indeed Finnish, i was born there ... as for it's meaning ... i think it falls into the "sarah" category in some namebooks, but it's meaning varies - i guess it depends on who is wearing the name ... :o) ... i have met a lady who is estonian and her name is saija - also, her life mirrors mine is many ways - i found that quite amazing! HOPE you had a speedy 19 hours of work - gulp, i couldn't do it and remain standing! blessings ...

Broken Bear said...

Woo Hoo, aye? eh?

Eeeer... How do you spell that again?r

Saija said...

rick ... eh? :o) hope you had an equally wonderful 4th!

Catherine said...

That brings back such great memories of the four years I spent in Canada as a child. Beautiful photos!

Saija said...

catherine ... i'm glad i could trigger a "happy" memory for you! :o)