Saturday, July 2, 2016

Glorious and Free


 O Canada,
Soon to be 150, but in your 149th, 
this year, we're grateful for the wisdom

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you've gathered on the freedom frontier,
not just for speech, but for the space,
 in which we can solemnly declare

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our striking individuality seasoned
with patriotic, True North flair!

'God, keep our land,
glorious and free.'

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O, Canada, thank you
for being thee! 

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Happy Birthday, 
Beautiful!
 
xxx
Poppy 

35 comments:

  1. Beautiful, glorious and free.

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  2. Praying Canada will always be glorious and free! Happy Canada Day!

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  3. Lovely, so enjoyed!

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  4. And a Happy Birthday wish to our neighbors to the North, Canada!!! xoxo

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  5. Hello Poppy,

    Hope you had a beautiful Canada Day. The sun always seems to shine on this day.

    Wishing you a spectacular weekend.

    Helen xx

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  6. Poppy
    Amen to that! I hope your Canada Day was a blessed one.

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  7. Happy Canada Day to you Poppy! Hope you are doing well! Hugs and love from Alabama....:)

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  8. Lovely post with fantastic pictures! Happy Anniversary! Greetings in july!

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  9. Hello Poppy, I hope you had a Happy Canada day and weekend. Wonderful images. It is always nice to see a post from you, enjoy your weekend!

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  10. This post makes my heart soar with pride in our beautiful neighbor to the north! Thank God for her and her history and her future. And I thank God for the friendship of one who returned home to her shores and penned this tribute. I hope your Canada Day was a blessed one, Poppy dear. I love all your paintings today but that Toronto Skyline is stupendous!

    Dewena

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  11. OH my own poppy!
    to follow dsm dewena here. and to read her words and want to say the same things! the thoughts she said so beautifully.
    you've outdone yourself in this post! it's glorious!
    how I've always loved Canada! and her people!
    and one special POPPY!
    XOXOXO♥ happy Canada Day darling bean!

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  12. Just beautiful. My sister lives in BC so spectacular. Happy weekend, we'll be celebrating the 4th of July here in the States. Xxxoo

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  13. Happy Canada day to you Poppy!! :)

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  14. Happy Canada Day, Poppy! We are so lucky to have such perfect next-door neighbors! I'd love to get to Canada for a few days this summer, and enjoy some of the beauty that you have shown in your photos!

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  15. I didn't realize that Canada and the USA had birthdays so close.

    Have a lovely weekend.

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  16. Beautiful post Poppy. Happy Birthday to our dear Canada. Glad to see you posting and hope everything is fine with you. Enjoy the weekend. Kelly is spending the weekend with grandma. Yea Yea Yea.

    Hugs dear friend,
    Mary

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  17. Happy Birthday Canada and to Poppy's family and all of our beautiful, and kind Canadian neighbors. We love you! Oh Poppy, I do love you and your homeland. We have only been able to visit twice, but your people are so friendly and the land absolutely gorgeous. Our dream is to one day travel much more of it. In the meantime, we wish all of you who love your land, many continued blessings.
    Thank you so very much for your loving words on comments to my blog Poppy...what a precious soul you are. Hugs~

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  18. I hope you had a beautiful and blessed Canada's Day, my friend. As you know, Canada is extra special to me since my dad and his side of the family are Canadian and I lived there for several years. Your country is so beautiful and I simply love the people there :)

    Hugs to you, dear Poppy!

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  19. Love this tribute! Happy Canada Day :-)

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  20. I hope you had a wonderful day in your beautiful Canada! Love that little cabin photo!

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  21. Happy Belated Canada Day to you too, Poppy! I hope you had a funfilled Canada Day weekend. That cabin on the teenie tiny island is adorable!

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  22. I hope you had a wonderful Canaday Day, Poppy!

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  23. My daughter lives in Canada now and I really hope to go there in the future, to visit her and see the country...
    Have a great week, take care!
    Titti

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  24. Beautiful tribute and pictures Poppy! We live in Michigan, and Canada is just a hop and a skip for us. Our best family vacations were spent every summer in Canada's beautiful provincial parks.

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  25. I'm so glad you're posting again, Poppy, I've missed you and your blog. Hope you enjoyed the day.
    Amalia
    xo

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  26. A lovely tribute to Canada! Lovely to hear from you too!

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  27. A lovely tribute to Canada, a country where I have sweet memories.

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  28. What an amazing tribute to an amazing country <3

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  29. That was beautiful, Poppy! We had a lovely Canada here, complete with fireworks. canoe rides and a picnic.

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  30. Hello dear Poppy, how are you? Hope you had a wonderful Canada day. when are you going back to the beautiful island of Crete?
    I haven't been posting so much (I feel slack) but now slowly trying to go back to it. Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely message.
    wishing you a wonderful week.

    Love,
    Aida

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  31. Bless Canada. I even have cousins who live there in British Columbia.

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  32. That is a wonderful tribute ♥

    summerdaisy.net

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  33. What a lovely tribute, Poppy!
    Happy Canada Day!

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  34. Enjoyed the beautiful photos you shared of Canada! Hope you had a great holiday.

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