Sunday, July 1, 2012

Canada Day 2012


Happy Canada Day mosaic
Hi Everybody.   It has been a perfect Canada Day Long Weekend so far.   Today I volunteered with some of my fellow Horticulture Society members at the Sharon Temple, a historic site in Sharon, Ontario.  We were over by the Doane House in the herb garden answering any questions about the herbs that the early settlers here would have used in their gardens.   There were actors in costume portraying the people that would have been here in this site back in the 1800s.  There were games and puppet shows and lots of exhibits and my favourite part of the day…birthday cake.  
To all my Canadian friends Happy Canada Day and for my American friends Happy 4th of July.  
I am joining Mary for Mosaic Monday.   Have a great week. 

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16 comments:

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I love it when the volunteers are out, they are always so full of knowledge, and very helpful.

What a great Canada Day Weekend!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Kim, USA said...

Happy Canada Day!


Kim,USA

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Canada day! It sounds like you had a wonderful day. The quilt in the mosaic is gorgeous!

Vee said...

Having trouble commenting for whatever reason...could be me!

This sounds like a great way to spend Canada Day...an interesting way. You could give me a lesson on herbs and the early settlers any day. I love history lessons.

Lorrie said...

What a great way to celebrate Canada Day!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Val
Sounds like a fun way to participate in a community event.
Happy Canada Day.
Judith

Jill Harrison said...

Happy Canada Day! and thankyou for the images from "stepping back in time"
Have a wonderful week!

Pondside said...

Like others, I think that this would have been a great way to spend the day! I did some volunteering too, at a seniors' residence, and it gave me time to be thankful to be living in this country.

podso said...

I love your mosaic (and your header), and what a wonderful way to share in the holiday weekend! Enjoy today!

Crafty Gardener said...

What a lovely way to spend the day.

Heather said...

Looks like a great way to spend the day. We started at a pancake breakfast at the arts centre which is in the old train station in town, swam at Long Point and then fireworks in the park near our house. There was a re-enactment of the war of 1812, but we missed it.

Happy Canada Day!!

A Garden of Threads said...

It was a wonderful day. Fabulous mosaic Val. Enjoy the rest of the weekend:)

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

Happy Canada Day! I love your country...we are both very blessed♥

Brenda said...

Happy Canada Day!! It sounds like an AWESOME time! I love events like this. I would love to hear more about those herbs...
Have a lovely day,
Brenda

Riet said...

Lovely mosaic and that quilt is beautiful.

Denise said...

Hi Valerie,

What a charming mosaic! I love to visit historic sites like that. We have a community in our town that has been historically restored and operates as a living museum. It dates back to the 1700's (Pre-Revolutionary War for us). It's a fun place to visit and take photos.

Happy Belated Canada Day to you! Thanks so much for your visit to my blog and your kind comments. Hope you have a great week.

Denise at Forest Manor