For many years...all the while that our children were young...we had no time for Canada Day celebrations. We grew many acres of raspberries for the commercial market...and were usually harvesting berries on July first. I don't think I could have put them on the table in those days...we had enough of them out in the berry patch.
Yesterday morning we (or should I say 'he'?) ran out and picked a small bowl of raspberries...we threw in some banana slices...and served them with yogurt and granola. We took the pot of coffee with us...and enjoyed our breakfast in the morning sunshine on the back patio...while the Canadian flag floated in the breeze next door...and the baby coyotes frolicked in the pasture. That was the perfect way to start Canada Day!
Those long ago years of berry picking on July 1st are almost forgotten...and for the past many years we have been away on Canada's birthday. So yesterday was just a laid back...take it easy...come what may...kind of day...some work and some play.
What to serve for supper on Canada Day...for just the two of us...was the big question. The obvious answer was raspberry crepes...of course!The colour was right...they were quick and easy to prepare...and we reminisced about the good old days of commemorating Canada's birthday in the raspberry patch...as we enjoyed a leisurely supper in the shade of the front porch.
As the sun set...we went in search of the perfect place to watch the fireworks. How convenient to have friends living right next door to the venue...and to find the coffee ready when we arrived.
A little razzle and dazzle...viewed from comfortable front row seats in the corn field...was the perfect ending for Canada Day 2009.
Have a great day...