Saturday, 2 July 2011

Shadow Shot Time

July 2nd already ? Canadian's celebrated our 144 birthday yesterday !
My but we are getting old "EH!" wink wink ... Funny enough my father's family came from Scotland almost 100 years before Canada became a country.
They settled in Nova Scotia, which in other words means "New Scotland" and stayed in the same area for not only decades, but centuries.
They must have liked it very much right ?...what is not to like about Canada anyways!
There is a wild ruggedness, on the east coast of Canada and it draws you in to a special place.
I think it reminded them so much of Scotland they didn't feel that home sick.
Now for the shadow shot ... this day lily smiled at me yesterday and I knew it would be perfect for today.
Looking for more shadow perfections ?... you must drop by Tracy's place Hey Harriet to see what my fellow shadow shooters have captured : ) Over to you Tracy girl !


Northern Beauty Seeker said...

Hi Joy, I just picked up a book called "How the Scots Created Canada". I look forward to some interesting reading.:)

Hope you had a great Canada Day!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Happy Birthday Canada and Happy Shadow Shot.

Lona said...

What a beautiful shadow shot your pretty lily makes. Girl I am trying to figure out where June went. I would love to go to Scotland to see the sights. It has to be a beautiful country. Happy Canada Day. I am late on everything this week. LOL! Whats new huh.LOL! Have a terrific weekend it looks like we may have a nice one.

Sylvia K said...

It is wonderful when we love where we are!! Even with my griping about the gray skies, I love the northwest and would never want to live anywhere else! Your shadow shot for the day is gorgeous! Love the shades of color! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!



What a pretty daylily. Happy Canada day to you, Joy. Hugs, Grace

Unknown said...

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Spadoman said...

I love Canada, and I love the USA as well. There are many beautiful places, as you describe, everywhere. I was just in Ontario last week. I'll be posting about it on Monday and tell you why I crossed the border. I also have highlighted a floral theme taken from the wild flowers in bloom all over the Northland.
Great shadow shot. I bet your garden is just beautiful!


Hootin' Anni said...

...and I smile at your day lily!! What a special, beautiful treat for us today. "Lily" is so pretty, so perfect.

Holiday Weekend Shadows is my link. Do stop by if you have some time today. I'd love to have you visit with me. Hope your day is treating you well!!!!

Ralph said...

Happy Canada Day! I haven't been to Ontario in decades, but enjoyed it when there. The second largest country in size, a remarkable place. There is also the longest unprotected border in the world. We are different countries, but I have a real respect for Canada, a beautiful land...

And I will not punctuate my sentences with an EH!

Lovely flower with a shadow!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photography.


Anonymous said...

Your photos are so pretty!
Happy Birthday to Canada!

Cassie said...

Wow Joy, I had NO idea that is what Nova Scotia meant. Thanks for the history lesson! Love the ShadowSHot. Beautiful as usual. Happy belated Canada Day! (Since we are only 30miles from the Canadian border, I knew that.) Happy SSS too.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello there Ms S : )
Now isn't that too funny that you should be reading that book ? It will be very interesting I bet : )
Hope you had a great CD too girl .. the weather is HOT and HUMID here now .. yuck !

Lisa girl thank you : ) Have a great 4th of July !!

Lona girl thank you very much .. I am trying to remember if it is Chicago Apache or Chinese Scholar?
I think you would love Scotland .. I haven't been there myself but living in Nova Scotia near the rugged coastline and on the Atlantic ocean is a taste of it for sure! hey have a great 4th of July girl .. hope the weather holds nicely for you : )

Hello Sylvia : ) It is true no matter what we complain about we love our countries : ) Your shadow shots were great girl .. love the shakes on the house and those window panes : ) have a great 4th of July !

Grace girl thanks and I hope the weather is good for your 4th of July way over there! .. Light a sparkler for me ? haha ..

Hi Stef and thanks for dropping by .. I took a quick peek at your new place and it is very nice indeed: )

Joe thank you very much and you have peeked my interest as to why you crossed our border and you were in Ontario ? wow ! we could have had coffee EH ? LOL
Ontario has been very good about seeding beautiful wild flowers and grasses along the highways .. I think you must have gotten some great shots .. I will be over there Monday to have a look see .. hey have a great 4th of July !

Thank you Annie girl and your shot was a great one too ! that storm must have been wicked .. closing beaches is becoming almost every week I bet down there .. hope kitty's ear problems are cured quickly and what is that anniversary present ?? LOL

Ralph I don't mind a bit if you have the compulsion to punctuate with an EH ! .. I loved seeing yo and Patti renewing your vows for your 25th : ) that was a wonderful off the cuff surprise event for you both : ) Perfect !

Hello Tatjanna thank you for stopping by .. I enjoyed your photo very much as well .. boy and ball simple and to the point : )

Joan thank you very much and a Happy 4th of July to you and yours tomorrow ! your flags were flying very proudly : )

Beverley Baird said...

It is a gorgeous flower! and great shadow as well!
Perfect weekend for a long weekend!
Watched the fireworks in Ottawa (on TV!) - what a sweet couple are Kate and William.

Lola said...

Oooooo lusciousness abounds. Love it.
Great piece of history. Love it also. Wish I knew more.
Have a great 4th.
Happy BD for Canada.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Cassie girl you got lost in-between comments in cyber space ? haha
Hey thanks girl and you have a great 4th of July , watch lots of fireworks and eat a whole lot of great picnic food ! haha

Thank you so much Bev : ) I missed the fireworks and I am an anti monarchist .. I think it is ridiculous to believe one human being is better than another .. I'm not being mean girl .. but Canada should have followed Australia and became a republic by now .. she needs to put on her "big girl" panties and grow up .. plus the budget could use all that useless money thrown away on trite affairs such as that ! : ) Now do you want to know what I really think ? LOL

Lola girl thank you and I hope you have a great 4th of July .. the weather looks good from here !!LOL

Marguerite said...

LOL, just read your comments about Canada putting on it's big girl panties. I have to admit, I was slightly offended when I heard Prince Will speak about the 'Queen of Canada'. I guess it's true but I have never thought of her as such, rather Queen of England. I'm sure they're nice people and all but what a waste of money. Signed, one who was obviously not out in the streets this morning trying to get a handshake from the royals.

Cat said...

Happy B Day to y'all!

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

What a gorgeous Daylily!! Perfect theme for Canada day. :)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Marguerite girl we are of the same mind .. perhaps I am a wee bit more vocal though ? LOL .. total waste of money and resources and when will Canada wake up ? ... jeez !!

Hey Cat girl thank you : )

Rebecca I just saw all of your beautiful blooms in that last post!!You are in flower heaven right now eh?! LOL