Eleventh

On the 11th day of Christmas
Canada gave to me
Many lovely places
Great singers singing
Brave heroes striving
Real smart inventors
Artistic creators
Writers a-writing
High sugar treats
Professionals
Athletic stars
Far northern sites
And a nation, bounded by seas.

Many Lovely Places

Moraine Lake

 

Intertwined rivers and ponds on Mackenzie Delta, seen from air
Mackenzie Delta

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gros Morne mountain on horizon; spruce forest in foreground.
Gros Morne Mountain

 

View of glacier-blue lake with hill covered in spruce trees in background
Lake O’Hara, photo by Marjorie Gibson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silhouetted tree in foreground; Horseshoe Falls in background.
Horseshoe Falls
Seawall curving to the left, framing sea and forest. and
Stanley Park
Quebec City
Shoreline at archaelogical site
L’Anse aux Meadows
Two people in parkas standing barefoot in Arctic Ocean.
Arctic Ocean
Blue sky above, tall spruce in background, boggy swamp in mid- and foreground
Canadian Shield

 

Close-up of flowers in concrete planter with harbour in background.
Victoria