Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!
We were in Canada two years ago visiting Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. We happened to be in Halifax on Canada Day, July 1st and enjoyed a visit to the Halifax Public Garden. What a beautiful place to be and to people watch as families dressed in red celebrated this special day together. I can only imagine what a 150th birthday party it will be on Canada Day this year!!
|Halifax Public Garden Sign|
|Families enjoying a beautiful Canada Day in the park.|
|Bandstand surrounded by colorful landscapes.|
|Lush plantings everywhere.|
|This old goose could care less that it's a festive holiday.|
|Several of these themed plantings decorated the grounds.|
|And of course, the rose garden was my favorite. |
My pen name isn't J Q ROSE by happenstance.
As part of the 150th birthday celebration my publisher, Books We Love, is publishing the Canadian Historical Brides series. Each of the Canadian Historical Brides novels features one of the ten Canadian provinces and two of the novels feature the three Canadian Territories. These novels combine fact and fiction to tell the stories of the immigrant brides and grooms who came to Canada from diverse backgrounds to join in marriage and build the foundation of the free and welcoming country that is Canada.
Books We Love acknowledges the Government of Canada and the Canada Book Fund
for its financial support in creating the Canadian Historical Brides series.
This Friday, Joan Donaldson-Yarmey joins the Summer Readers Circle with her Canadian Brides novel, Romancing the Klondike.
Click here to find all 12 novels in the Canadian Historical Brides series at the Books We Love website.