Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Oh! Canada

I'm a true patriot. I cry when our flag is raised. I sing the national anthem in my head at odd and unexpected times. I love my country.

For all of my international readers, here is a little summer (or winter!) travel incentive. For those of you at home: get outside and enjoy what we've got right outside your doorstep! An amazing video montage of footage shot by average Canadians livin' life:


Awesome, eh?

42 comments:

Alisa said...

Totally!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Yeah I would feel proud too :)

Kara @me_and_elna said...

I love it! You Canadians know how to live the good life, that's for sure! xo

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Love it! Especially love the sporty stuff and the wildlife. Those whales and moose (meese) are spectacular. It's been 20 years since I was in Canada (gawd, that makes me feel old) and I hope to get back there one day.

Susan Standen said...

You have just made me so homesick! Thanks - in a nice way, not a sarcastic way, really.

Jenelle said...

Very cool video! I'm glad to be your neighbor. :)

Janet said...

Yup, AWESOME!

♥Duff said...

like totally rad.

Katy Cameron said...

One day I'm going to do the cross country train and see all the bits I missed when I lived there in the middle! (I did see Edmonton, Jasper, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottowa, Kingston and Niagara Falls too, but mostly the middle ;o) )

bulabean said...

Oh man! Thanks for making me cry. Homesick, blah! The best place ever! :)

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Thank you for reminding me how awesome my country is - I miss home now!!!

dutchcomfort said...

You’ve made me feel homesick too and I’ve never been in Canada.
My husband loves your country and I understand why! If we could only have a little of your space and wildlife!

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

Wow! My dream is to explore Canada one day - watching that makes me want to save my pennies harder!

ann said...

Ok so tears are welling up...awesome video.

Barbara said...

Just gorgeous. We live in New England, and when we retire we hope to buy an RV and travel across Canada to the west coast!

Flying Blind... said...

Like New Zealand's big brother eh!

Michele Pacey said...

Ha ha, that happens to me too. "Oh Canada" playing in my head out of nowhere... Funny. :)

paulette said...

I'm with you, eh!! Totally awesome!
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M-R said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing this, Krista!

Kathy P said...

Now I'm homesick too! Oh Canada!!!

Heather D. said...

I'm with you - I love our country and get choked up pretty easily over it. Wonderful video - makes me realize that there's much more to this country than I'll ever get to experience.

pinksuedeshoe said...

That makes me happy. Like, a lot. Also, I want to see the Northern Lights in person as much as Rapunzel wants to see the floating lanterns. I'd jump out of my tower for it :)

Leanne said...

This is awesome dude!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Fantastic!

Jo Ann said...

Welcome back to the great white north eh!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Eh, indeed!

Kristie said...

So proud :)

Lesly said...

Great video! I'm proud to be a "new" Canadian - my citizenship ceremony in 1995 was one of the most moving events of my life.

The Pied Pedlar said...

Thanks for sharing ,I do hope to come back to Vancouver and see the sights and visit my family.
Tricia

Sarah said...

Cool video! My brother has just spent the last 18 months living in Canada (Whistler) and speaks so highly of the lifestyle (we're Australian). Can't wait to visit one day!

Elsa said...

Same thing happens to me when I hear the National Anthem here in the US ~ tears every time.
Love the video ~ the part with the wolf was the best for me.
I really do have to come up ~ it's only a few hours from where I am.

Natasha said...

Wonderful!!

Brenda said...

There is an incredibly large Canadian flag in the Lowes lot, at Whitby Ontario,(hwy 401 & Stevenson Rd). Every-time I see that as I drive by I smile and feel so proud of our country, people and flag. We need to see more of them waving high.
Cheers from Oshawa Ontario.

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Awesome indeed! With a few exceptions, it could have been an ad for Norway.)

MariQuilts said...

Thanks for the wonderful reminder, it's easy to take living here for granted.

arandomharvest said...

I love this country, too! Thanks for the awesome post, which I will share with my Mum later. I'm spending more time on FB and Twitter than I ever thought possible, just trying to do my bit to keep this country intact. So nice to see a post from someone else who loves this place. Have to run, but I'll be back. ~ Linne

Dianne said...

Thanks Krista, the video was lovely. I'm all verklempt! Awesome indeed.

mary mahoo said...

Great video! I, too, am a proud Canadian. I cry when I hear our anthem and belt it out loud enough to make others stare LOL! I'm proud to say my kids are also vocally patriotic! Thanks for the reminder of what a great country we live in.

Vicki said...

just joined your blog yesterday and this is the first message I see today! Loved it! Thanks so very much!

Maaike said...

Oh, I am new to your blog, new to Canada (we moved here a year ago from Europe) but I already feel the patriotism with you :) lovely movie, thank you for sharing!

love
Maaike

Salley said...

That was a fabulous quick journey! Thanks.

CitricSugar said...

I usually can't even sing the anthem because I get too choked up. I love how many people you convince to visit us Canuckleheads with your Home and Native Land posts… :-)

Soooo have to get my cross-country skis out this weekend...