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Thursday 1 July 2010

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends!

Canada is 143 years old today; 1867-2010. I am thankful we live in a country where we are free to be ourselves and worship our God and His creation.

So, to celebrate the freedoms I enjoy, I reposted a post from last last year which is below this one. I thought I would share something a little different and share the things I love about Summer. All the photos are my own except for a couple. Have a wonderful day everyone!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Things I Love About Summer

"Happy Canada Day" to all my Canadian friends!

Today is Canada Day here in Canada, and I thought I would share some of the things I love most about Summer. Although Spring is my favourite season, Summer is a close second for many reasons....

1. I love Summer because of the long evenings and the glorious sunsets! This is my son & his wife at one of our many beaches.
2. I love the smell of freshly cut grass and the scent of flowers in the air.

3. I love open windows, letting in the warm breath of Summer. I also love the look of lace blowing in the breeze. There is something very nostalgic about that!4. I love the lullaby of leaves on the trees. They always sound to me like they are praising God. This is my youngest son walking his brother's dog through the trees.
5. I love my roses.
6. I love gardens.7. I love strawberries.8. I love clothes hanging on the clothesline. {borrowed from the internet}9. I love the sound of wind chimes tinkling in the breeze.

10. Summertime means wearing capris, t-shirts, and hats which are my favourite apparel this time of year.

11. I love wearing sandals and flip-flops, and painting pretty nail polish on my tootsies.

12. I love the sound of the song birds singing outside my window; especially early in the morning.
I also love watching the birds at the feeders and in the trees behind our house. When they leave in the Autumn, I really miss them.

13. I love watching the butterflies flutter about. I've been fascinated with them ever since I was a little girl.
14. I love watching the twinkle of fireflies. They are like tiny points of light dancing magically in the cloak of night.

15. I love the hum of the bumble bees among the blooms.16. I enjoy going to tea rooms and driving through little villages.

17. I love shopping at the little craft and antique shops that are open in the summertime.

18. I love dining al fresco and having barbeques.

19. I love sitting out on the deck and sipping coffee or iced tea.
20. I love the sound of children playing outdoors.

21. I love the beach and the feel of warm sand between my toes! We have the best beaches here on the Island!
22. I love listening to the sound of the white-laced waves lapping on the shore.

23. I love watching the clouds drift by and letting my imagination wander.... So serene!24. A quiet spot on the beach is where I often feel the closest to my Creator. I love the peace and tranquility of it all. There are no walls, just wide open spaces where I am surrounded by the beauty of His creation. He is there, smiling and enjoying the moment with me.

25. I love the slower pace of life in the summertime. It is a sweet time, and folks just seem to be in a happier frame of mind.

How about you? What do you love about Summer?