This is the third in the series from The Canadian Embroiderer’s Guild of Guelph for Canada’s 150th birthday and on this special day it is all about summer. Happy Birthday Canada!!!
The north shore of Georgian Bay is very rugged and it is one of the most beautiful places in Canada. To me, the wind swept pine on a small rocky islet is a symbol of true Canadian grit and determination to survive.
PS. Georgian Bay is in the eastern part of Lake Huron.
This year, my husband and I are celebrating twenty five years of boating in the beautiful waters of Georgian Bay. As seasoned Canadian boaters we are so very, very fortunate to have clean and well marked waterways. But the most stunning sunsets that we have experienced while on the water cannot be described. They literally take your breath away and make you appreciate all that life has to offer. They are truly a unique and amazing experience that makes us proud to be Canadian.
Our northern Ontario lakes are surrounded by rocks and colourful trees. At sunset the orange glow through the pine boughs is one of my favourite summer scenes.
As a northern country, Canada revels in rare beauties such as the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. I’ve seen them only twice, but will never forget their ethereal dance.
In my garden or travelling in spring, summer, fall and winter, Mother Nature provides a glorious panorama of colour and texture that is so inspirational. As a gardener and an embroiderer, I am totally in awe. We are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful country.
The Four Seasons
All my life, I have loved trees, have picked my favourites wherever I’ve lived. Each tree has a different look in each season. Trees ground me and have been my “friends” when people couldn’t. My painting and fabric work are and, have been inspired by trees in all their seasons.
My Canada is sitting beside one of our many beautiful lakes or rivers and enjoying the sounds of nature.
I grew up in Saskatchewan where the harvest time was spectacular with wide open spaces, big sky, and vast fields of golden grain stretching to the distant horizon.
Read, and looked at some more. Ann, your knowledge and your skill is utterly amazing. And working at this comprehensive guide as an elder’s project is most inspiring.
I am so impressed. Hope you are very proud.
Ann Bernard says
Barb, I am so glad that you are enjoying this series on What Canada Means to Me. I did not stitch any of them but had a wonderful putting this blog presentation together. Thank you for your comment.