Ever since I can remember I've heard the comment that there is "no difference" between Canadians and Americans. I respectfully beg to differ as there is a difference on so many levels! We have unique Canadian culture consisting of Canadianisms, a Canadian perspective on world events, Canadian cuisine as well as products and foods only available in Canada. This blog is dedicated to celebrating all things Canadian from "my perspective" as a Canadian. Please enjoy your visit and be sure to visit often.

Garden Gnome
Americans should never underestimate the constant pressure on Canada which the mere presence of the United States has produced. We're different people from you and we're different people because of you. Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is effected by every twitch and grunt. It should not therefore be expected that this kind of nation, this Canada, should project itself as a mirror image of the United States.
- Pierre Trudeau

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Inukshuk

Inukshuk
June 14, 2006

An Inukshuk is a stone landmark or cairn that resembles a human.  In Innuit it means I was here and serves for navigation, as a point of reference, a marker for hunting grounds, or as a food cache.  As a point of reference the arms are aligned along the north, south axis.  These are common landmarks along the northern regions of the Bruce Trail and in northern Ontario.  They are always built of stone and usually serve the purpose of not only marking but saying I was here without resorting to graffatti.  I had an Inukshuk in my last garden that served the purpose well.  I did not duplicate it in this garden but likely will in the next garden.


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