A special day deserves special photographic treatment. Herewith, a montage of provincial flowers represents the places in Canada where I’ve lived.
A bouquet of tulips from Ottawa represents Canada’s role as sanctuary to the Dutch royal family during WWII and Canada’s liberation of Holland, still remembered and celebrated by Dutch schoolchildren.
Finally, two kinds of maple leaves represent the whole country: Japanese maples, glowing in the spring sunshine; and sugar maples, warming the fall.
Happy Canada Day!