Oh Canada…

Given the way the fanatical Tea Partiers are trashing this country I’ve revived my “I’ll move to Canada” fantasies I last entertained in 1968. Then, frankly, I didn’t want to die in a stupid war I didn’t believe in. Now I don’t want to live in a country that shreds Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs for the poor and middle class while granting the rich more and more largesse.

On the other hand it gets really cold in Canada, I don’t like hockey, can’t speak French, and find their football unbearably silly…

During my Flickr safari this morning I did find one Canadian photographer whose work is full of Canada’s beauty. He’s Pierre Noel de Tilly.  Here’s his excellent website.

This large set, shows off his skill as a photographer and the beauty of the Iles de la Madeleine. I had no idea where these islands were; here’s a part of the Wikipedia entry:

The Magdalen Islands (FrenchÎles de la Madeleine) form a small archipelago in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with a land area of 205.53 square kilometres (79.36 sq mi). Though closer to Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, the islands form part of the Canadian province of Quebec.
Here’s a photo by Northern Bird 8. taken in the islands, subject to a creative commons license 

Flickr groups: Canadian Maritime Photography, Iles de la Madeleine (nature), Iles de la Madeleine

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