As an ongoing celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday, the Library and Archives of Canada is sharing historic moments. http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/onthisday
April 17, 1982
Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau sign the Proclamation of the Constitution Act in a ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Canada gains full political independence from the United Kingdom with the new constitution. It is accompanied by the new Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which guarantees the fundamental rights and freedoms of all Canadians.
Photo of Queen Elizabeth II signing the Proclamation of the Constitution Act (1982). (Left to right:) Mr. Gerald Regan, Minister of Labour; Rt. Hon. Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Prime Minister; H.M. the Queen; Mr. Michael Pitfield, Clerk of the Privy Council; Mr. Michael Kirby. Ottawa, April 17, 1982.
I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter’s tough, but spring’s coming. I believe that there’s a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow. You get better. ~ Steve Southerland
In the Niagara Region we got a blast of winter weather late in the season.
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A walk through the wooded area and out through the field. It was another hot day in August so we went for a walk above Rock Point Provincial Park‘s beach.
I will always love this walk, the plant life and those who call Rock Point home. I chase the butterflies and “wishes” (seeds) with my camera now but I still watch them with the wonder of a child.
My surprise this particular walk was the size of this meadow lady. I was well back and zooming in with my phone’s camera. She still seems too big for me!
For this week’s challenge, show us something that surprised you on “the road taken.” It could be a heritage building in your city or town as seen from a new-to-you angle, a yummy meal on a road trip detour, or the penny you found on a casual stroll. (I still love to find pennies — always a small thrill!) This challenge is wide open — show us the excitement, surprise, wonder, or amazement of your “road taken.”