The Maple tops my list of favorite leaves because of fond memories of Canada, its land and its people. In my younger years, I spent many wonderful summers in western Ontario where my grandparents had a log cabin home on a pristine spring-fed lake abounding with natural beauty and wonders. I’ve visited other areas of Canada many times since then, too, and met so many friendly people. A piece of my heart belongs there.
And thus I want to salute my northern neighbors and friends on their July 1st holiday with this bouquet of colorful knitted lace maple leaves. Happy Canada Day!