Toltec Jewels has issued this challenge/ blog hop for us to express our interpretation of Summer Elements. It has been a revealing exercise for me and since I've been thinking so much about Canada these days in preparation for my own upcoming Blog Hop I decided to talk about what summer is like here in:
CANADA, THE GREAT WHITE NORTH
"We get summer here too, and it is so beautiful!"
For me ,summer officially begins with blooming of the Sakura cherry blossoms in High Park across from my apartment in Toronto and continues with the stunning views of the gradual greening of the city and always magnificent rainbows visible from my apartment overlooking the park and Lake Ontario! I can count all the sailboats taking advantage of Toronto's beautiful waterfront,sometimes there's over 100! Of course Nelson loves the sun, the breeze and the view of our pool!
It's especially fun on sunny days with the dome open.We has a great day in June.
As wonderful as summer is in Toronto I am looking forward to cottage country in August. I have the privilege of spending a week every summer at a little piece of heaven in the Rideau Lakes region of Ontario. Two of my oldest friends, Sandie and Pat, have included my BFF, Tish , and me in their celebration of summer at their rustic family cottage and we always have a fabulous time. Summer is not complete until we make the road trip to Sand Lake!
Beautiful lights , sounds and views are the summer elements evocative of this sublime experience! I don't have a lot of my own pictures of cottage time because I'm usually too blissed out to bother taking pictures. I've Googled several images all of which represent summer at the lake for me.I hope you enjoy my summer elements and learn a bit about Summer in Canada!
|Loons! Beautiful with a haunting song that echoes over the lake and instantly relaxes me!|
|Mojitos on the deck! They also help with relaxation!|
|Not our deck but the view is identical!|
Summer in Canada looks GREAT. We are baseball fans too.. But I am an A's fan.. lol Enjoy your summer :)ReplyDelete
I can see why you love Canada in the summer! You deserve it after those long winters.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh - your photos are all so beautiful - the city views, the Northern Lights, the rustic woods - they're all fabulous!ReplyDelete
Wow Canada Beautiful Cananda. I have no word to express myself about the beauty of your country where we went 4 years ago. We love and we will sure come back.ReplyDelete
You made my husband want to go visit. We already wanted to go to Vancouver so now we'll add Toronto to the list too.ReplyDelete
Nan, I'm making travel plans now! Tell Nelson to get ready for me and a little Chihuahua named Pancho to head your way! We'll be RV'ing our way there soon! LOL ;)ReplyDelete
You really do make me want to just head up to the GREAT WHITE NORTH. Your view is beautiful, as is your summer! Beginning with the Sakura cherry blossoms, full of fun activities with your son, and ending with a road trip with friends to a cabin at Sand Lake -- summer is Canada is wonderful!
I love your pictures and the ones you shared. Sand Lake cabin retreat is amazing. Do you really see the Northern Lights? Oh that's on my vacation/ lifetime dream wish list!
Thank you for sharing your lovely life, your family, your fabulous apartment, your nurturing days and beautiful summer!
Your photos could be in a travel brochure for Canada, yes, even the winter ones. The unspoiled beauty is wonderful. The city ain't bad either, LOL!ReplyDelete
Wow, I love your pictures. Your summer elements is done beautifullyReplyDelete
You show me a world that's completely different from mine, living in the Netherlands... And wow, that Northern Light!!! Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures, what a wonderful world!ReplyDelete
What great pics! Thank you for sharing your summer in Canada.ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
I've only spent a brief time in Canada, and then only in a couple of cities (Toronto and Montreal), after seeing your pics I would love to go back and spend some more time there.ReplyDelete
Wow, great pictures and an amazing glimpse into a place I have never been. Thank you so much for sharing!!! Have a Blessed Day!ReplyDelete
I love your post....beautiful.ReplyDelete
beautiful pictures & place...ReplyDelete
hope someday i could visit canada...
Great pictures. I love how you transitioned from the snow scenes to the blooming cherry tree.ReplyDelete
Hehehe, your winter doesn't look all that different from our winter in Wisconsin! ;) This year was a rough one. Lasted forever! I'm so glad it's summer!ReplyDelete
What a lovely post Nan. Toronto looks like such a beautiful place to live.ReplyDelete