O Canada, so grateful every day to be here.
Sometimes, I wonder about my great-grandparents who made the big move from Ireland to Canada. What motivated them to cross an ocean? There were probably many economic factors involved with their hopes and dreams of a future for their generation and those to come.
Fortunately, family members have researched family roots and compiled a book that tells at least part of the story.
This blogger started out in rural Ontario, surrounded by acres of arable land, plentiful water supplies and shady trees, along with a woodlot. Although I now live in a city, those years of living on the land, left me with an appreciation of the fact that Canada was a country that could nourish a huge population with food, livelihoods and futures.
This Canada reaches from sea to sea to sea. We share a lengthy border with a neighbour; mostly a pleasant and beneficial relationship for both countries.
Thus far, I have had a chance to visit the eastern part of our country. These travels have inspired a poem or two or three. Happy to share a link, to one of my poems that was accepted this week. I gave it the title Discovery!
Best to all who are celebrating Canada on July 1. Still a work in progress but there is hope for the future on this very small planet.