Canada Day, celebrated on July 1st, marks the anniversary of the Constitution Act of 1867, which united three British colonies into one country. The start of the summer season is a great time to celebrate national pride.
There were many festivities around Calgary that included congregating at Prince’s Island Park, concerts, fireworks, etc. When contemplating which activities to partake in, I decided that I would celebrate Canada Day by capturing the signs of Summer around Calgary. I visited Elliston Park (17th Ave. & 68th St. SE), Riley Park (505 10 Street Northwest), and Central Park (12th Ave. & 4th St. SW). I hadn’t initially intended to focus primarily on the flowers, but how could I resist.
These are very different from my photos from last year’s Canada Day, where I went a little overboard on the obvious “maple leaf theme” and flag shots – LOL:
I have always felt very fortunate to have been born and raised in this wonderful Country. I remember when I was growing up, Canada was always referred to as a “mosaic” (is this term still being used to describe Canada?). Anyway, in honor of the Canadian Mosaic, I have created a mosaic from these images: