Summertime Gratitude

There is so much to appreciate about summer in Canada. Sunshine, rain, trees, green grass and flowers – summer is nature’s most glorious season. I just love a Canadian summer!

I love being able to walk out the door in the clothes I am in. No jacket, scarf, snow boots or gloves. I can just walk out the door. When I have young children in my care, it is even more of a blessing as I do not have to wrestle them into winter outdoor wear.

I love summer clothes in general – shorts, t-shirts and sandals versus bulky sweaters, heavy pants, socks and solid footwear. Life is so much easier.

I love being able to jump in a vehicle and go wherever I want to be, whenever I want to go there. No heating the Jeep for fifteen minutes, no scraping the windows, no climbing over snowbanks to get into the Jeep and NO icy roads.

I love the hours and hours of daylight. I get up in the sunlight and it is practically light until I go to bed. Darkness is highly over rated in my mind. A bit of time to admire the stars and the moon is fine – but I do not need to see them at nine o’clock in the morning or five o’clock in the afternoon.

I love the wildlife. I love watching and hearing the birds and the bees, the squirrels and the occasional moose or deer by the side of the highway. There is very little wildlife to be seen in Saskatchewan during the winter months.

Everything is easier in the summer. Our cost of living is lower. Our meals are simpler. Recreation and exercise, as basic as taking a walk, is easier. Living is just easier!

I wouldn’t want to live in any country other than Canada, but summer is definitely the best season to be Canadian.

Genie at Waterfall Park in Regina
Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg
Wascana Park in Regina

12 thoughts on “Summertime Gratitude

  1. Canada is so beautiful in the summer. Iver never seen more luscious gardens anywhere in the world than Buchart Gardens. Thanks for following my blog. I hope we will be great friends. Your post is lovely, and I enjoy your sense of humor.

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  2. Thank you Marsha. Buchart Gardens are lovely but my favourite park is Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg. They have gorgeous displays, it is a huge area where you can wander forever and it is way less crowded. I love it there. Have a great day!

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  3. I’ve never been anywhere but British Columbia. My first husband’s family was from Seattle and northern Washington. So it was an easy trip to head up there. I’d love to see more of Canada some day. Pictures of it are gorgeous. 🙂

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