Friday, July 1, 2011

Canada Day 2011


Today is Canada Day and this marks 144 years since Confederation occurred in 1867. Most businesses are closed and there will be celebrations and fireworks all over the country with even Prince William and Kate joining the festivities in Ottawa.
I am taking this day as a day of reflection (in my vintage Mountie T-shirt) and joining in Weekend Reflections! For more reflections, click here.

23 comments:

Regina K said...

Happy Canada Day, enjoy your celebrations.

LĂșcia said...

Very creative shot/self-portrait for Canada Day, the T-shirt is soooooo cool!
Hope you have a wonderful holiday/weekend RedPat! :)

Sylvia K said...

Great reflection for the day!! Happy Canada Day! Do enjoy the celebration! We'll be doing a lot of that here in the states as well!

Sylvia

Malyss said...

I like the shape of your mirror! and i love your t-shirt!
Happy celebration to you!

Sharon said...

Now that is a great T-shirt and this is a great shot! Very nicely done! Roughly 9 years ago, I visited Toronto for this very same weekend and I loved seeing all the flags, fireworks, and people out enjoying the holiday. Then when I flew back to Chicago (I was working there at the time) I got to see more fireworks because the 4th of July, our independence day had arrived. It was a weekend full of color and surprises!

mary said...

Happy Canada Pat. Love the T-shirt.
Best of the day to William.

Montreal Photo Daily said...

Neat! That's a fabulous mirror.
Happy Canada Day!

P.S.: is the vintage tshirt from marc tetro? just curious.

jennyfreckles said...

Lovely photo, as everyone has said. Hope you've enjoyed your country's special day.

Carola said...

Happy day.
Good idea to put all this in one shot.
I love Canada.

EG Wow said...

Very cool idea! Clever you are, Red Pat! I hope you are enjoying this beautiful Canada Day. :)

Dianne said...

Happy Canada Day! and how lovely that you have William and Kate to help celebrate this occasion. Love your T Shirt.
"Adelaide and Beyond"

VioletSky-Sightlines said...

Very patriotic! I just returned from some fun in the park and there was lots of red and white - though I think that t-shirt is unique!
Nice to see you, too!

Randy said...

I hope it was a wonderful day. Love your shot!

Leif Hagen said...

Happy Canada Day, Redpat! Fun to finally see you!
O Canada, my home and native land.........

Meow said...

Happy birthday, Canada!
Hi, RedPat!! Enjoy your weekend!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Somehow that T shirt just suits you 'explorer Red'!! happy Canada Day, have a fab weekend.

llandudnopictures said...

Happy Canada Day! Hope you had lots of sunshine for it. We have lent you Wills'n'Kate but please send them back again soon as we are enjoying seeing her dresses :-)

Woody said...

That is one cool t-shirt reflected in a great mirror!

Birdman said...

When I see a Mountie, I just can't shake that image of Dudley-Do-Right. Neat shirt!

Alan O'Riordan said...

Haha, I always assumed RedPat was a man! That teaches me a lesson I thought I'd already learnt.. great shot, great moustache on that mountie!

Michael Rowland said...

HAppy Canada Day from far away,,,great photo Pat,,,M

JM said...

A very clever idea on Canada Day and a cool self portrait.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

You are adorable in this tribute to Canada Day! Love the t-shirt, the mirror and the colors.

Bises,
Genie