Posted in Canada, History, pondering

On This Day ~ April 17 ~ Canada’s Constitution & Charter of Rights

As an ongoing celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday, the Library and Archives of Canada is sharing historic moments.


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.

To learn more:

Library and Archives Canada

Department of Justice Canada

Parliament of Canada

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.

Posted in Canada, Celebrations, Grateful for, History, pondering, Tourist in my own Town / Province

National Flag of Canada Day! Share your Moment with the Flag

Canadian-Flag - 2Your Country! Your Flag!

February 15 is National Flag of Canada Day. The 150th anniversary of Confederation is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate this powerful symbol of our Canadian identity.

“Share your Moment with the Flag Challenge”! Invite your family, your friends and your entourage to take up this fun challenge throughout 2017. #CanadianFlag #Canada150

Posted in History, pondering, Scope for the Imagination, Weekly Photo Challenge

Resilient: WP Photo Challenge

The Thunder Rocks in Allegany State Park, U.S.A. have stood the test of time. Year after year we visit them. I’m in awe of their size and how resilient they’ve been against the weather and time.

A long time ago (about 360 million years ago) New York State, along with Allegany State Park was covered by a large, shallow sea. The nearby Catskill Mountains were formed to the east during this time. Sediment from these mountains eroded westward towards western New York and deposited within this area. Thunder Rocks is made up of this sediment. Over some time, frost wedging and gravity erosion shaped the boulders into their present arrangement. Gravity was able to pull the large rocks down some slopes and hills. This resulted in the rocks being scattered away from each other.


Information compiled by Riley Brumagin and Owen Dudley 5/31/2012

Posted in Canada, Celebrations, Family, History, Phonegraphy, Scope for the Imagination, Tourist in my own Town / Province

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Colourful Choice

We had a wonderful weekend, celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. One of the highlights was a visit to Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. One of my favourite places to visit. I’m sure I’ll be sharing more about NotL since it’s full of Canadian history and we’re about to start a year long celebration for Canada’s 150th.

As we were walking toward the Shaw Theatre to pick up our tickets for the evenings performance of Alice in Wonderland this whimsical wind catcher caught my eye. It was fun and beautiful and I became ‘Curiouser and curiouser’. 

When I was playing with one of the photos I used the crystalline effect. I enjoyed the colour and the feel of the photo seems to match the unusual feel of Wonderland 😉


Kindly take a moment to visit Lens and Pens by Sally to see what she and other challengers have shared this week.



Here’s a peek of the wind catcher / sculpture.

It’s found at the Shaw Club Hotel & Spa.

Sadly I didn’t see the artists name.

Posted in History, pondering, Weekend Coffee Share

If we were having coffee .. distracted

If we were having coffee I’d be apologising. The kettle isn’t on. I meant to be ready for you and I even thought about what I wanted to chat about. Then

Then I read the news headlines. Barely a week after the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and bombs are exploded in New Jersey and New York City. I can’t imagine how they’re feeling right now. I know they’re strong and this certainly won’t keep them off their feet. Thankfully reports are of “just” injuries.

Sorry… what would you like to drink. There’s a fall chill to the air. Would you like something warm?

So, this week’s highlight… 🙂 We went to the Drive In to see the movie Twister. I’ve always p18026_d_v8_aawanted to see it at the drive in. Years ago when it was first released my now husband and I were going to go see it at the Drive In but there was a storm that night and…yep a tornado went through the area damaging one of four screens. Yes, the one that Twister was scheduled to play on.

We love going to the Can-View Drive In, in Fonthill, Ontario. It’s the best way to watch movies. Our son brought a cot along. He set it up beside our van with some pillows and blankets. What more could you ask for? Stars on the screen while under the stars in the sky.

The really fun part of watching Twister at the Drive In? Yes, the drive in scene is more intense but at the end where the F5 is chasing them; the wind picked up as that scene started. It was like those 4D movies where the seats move or they spray you with water.

Other than that life is settling back into a routine. Which makes me feel content.  Not much to chat about here. What’s happening on your side of the screen?


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