July 21, 2017

Canadian Beauties ... by Jocelyn Faire

This month I'm sharing some of my favourite Canadian Beauties ... 
Canadian pride may not rest on our sleeves, but it resides deeply in our hearts. Steve Miller

Canola field in bloom

Early spring crocuses

Lady Slippers in Manitoba

Manitoba flax field

When I lived in Australia I paid over a hundred dollars for a flower tour that featured wild orchids. I never felt more Canadian than when I lived away. Since my return to Canada, I have grown in appreciation for our native flowers. 

Wild orchids near Canmore Ab

Black bear in meadow near Waterton Ab

Another canola field with Rocky Mountain backdrop

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anaïs Nin

Wishing each of you a wonderful summer and many chances to get out and enjoy the beauty of our country in your own area. 

All photos by Jocelyn, who enjoys flowers wherever she goes! The writing is taking a back seat at the moment.


  1. Beautiful photos, Jocelyn - and my writing is pretty much on a summer break as well! Enjoy this season!

  2. Lovely. Enjoyed the quotes too.

  3. The scenes, and your photos of them, are so beautiful, Jocelyn. Thanks. I enjoy wild flowers too, but I think you win with your excellent photos of Canadian flowers and your forking out $100 to go on your flower tour. The quote you offer from Anais Nin is a favourite of mine as well. Excellent post!


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