With the exception of Canada Day and international hockey tournaments, we Canadians are not exactly a flag-waving bunch. It's not that we don't love and appreciate our country because we sure do, but we're not demonstrably fervent on a daily basis. Of course, we're just taking the typically under-stated Canadian approach to life.
But it is July 1st today, and that means that it is Canada Day and that flags aplenty will be waving. We have three hanging about here and there, but they'll all come down shortly because ... well, because that's what we do when it's not Canada Day or an international hockey tournament. This is the flag that I see at present in our backyard while gazing out our bedroom window.
Most of us will be wearing red and white, or at least red if we can't find any white. I took the following picture several years ago at a gathering at the kids' place, but today will offer similar shots in many a yard and park across the land.
While I'm at it, here's a bit more Canadiana for your troubles. On the weekend we were able to take in the RCMP Musical Ride. I didn't take this photo (see acknowledgment below), but it is from a similar event. Several dozen Mounties in their scarlet tunics performing with their black horses is quite a wonderful sight.
And very Canadian. Eh?