Archive for July, 2012

2012 Photo Challenge – Point Pelee Between Two Lighthouses

Point Pelee Between Two Lighthouses by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Point Pelee Between Two Lighthouses

Canada’s most southern tip, Point Pelee is a most interesting, and historical place to visit as is Pelee Island where I went today. This was taken while waiting to depart for said island aboard the ferry.

2012 Photo Challenge – Twoonie

Twoonie by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd


When our $2.00 bills here in Canada stopped being produced, the Twoonie was introduced. Some people tried to get the “beary” name for it instead, but that didn’t stick. Twoonie sounds better and rolls off the tongue a bit better. The Twoonie above is one of the newer ones introduced this year that features more anti-counterfeit measures. Although, not sure anyone really tired to counterfeit the Twoonie in the first place!

2012 Photo Challenge – Canadian Skies

Canadian Skies by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Canadian Skies

The clouds looked so amazing today against the blue sky that I had to use them as a photo challenge photo. Looks as though it’s really windy way up there the way the clouds are painted across the sky.

2012 Photo Challenge – Canadian Quarter

Canadian Quarter by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Canadian Quarter

Contrary to popular belief, it is actually a caribou on the Canadian Quarter, not a moose. Although, the two are cousins of sorts.

2012 Photo Challenge – Hobomok Skipper Butterfly

Hobomok Skipper Butterfly by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Hobomok Skipper Butterfly

A butterfly of Canada, this Hobomok Skipper takes a sip of nectar from a cone flower in the backyard. First time I have ever seen these tiny butterflies and two of them were flitting around the flowers! So cute!

2012 Photo Challenge – Canadian Flag Waving in the Wind

Canadian Flag Waving in the Wind by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Canadian Flag Waving in the Wind

A Canadian flag waves gracefully in the wind while a blue sky with white puffy clouds looks from above.

2012 Photo Challenge – Canadian Stories

Canadian Stories by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Canadian Stories

Like many Canadians, we all have a story to tell. My four-times Great-Uncle Thomas C. Cowherd was one such Canadian. He wrote his story down in poems and compiled them in a book. It speaks of his home life, work life, and the history that was happening all around him.

2012 Photo Challenge – Canadian Provinces

Canadian Provinces by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Canadian Provinces

I’ve been to six of the eleven Canadian Provinces. How many have you been to?

2012 Photo Challenge – Me

Me by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd


This month’s theme is “All Things Canadian” and, well, I am Canadian. So… cheese!

2012 Photo Challenge – Canadian Pennies

Canadian Pennies by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Canadian Pennies

Announced this year that the penny will no longer be produced from the Canadian mint, this coin is still nice to collect in the meantime. And yes, you can still spend them still if you wish.

2012 Photo Challenge – Snowflake

Snowflake by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd


Canada and snow. Many people seem to assume we have Winter all year round… well… they are right! Okay, maybe not. But, we love our snow when we do!

2012 Photo Challenge – Garbage Bag

Garbage Bag by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Garbage Bag

Invented by two Canadians, Harry Wasylyk and Larry Hansen in 1950, the garbage bag has become an international household item. As a side note, the first intended for commercial use only.

2012 Photo Challenge – Canadian Milk

Canadian Milk by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Canadian Milk

If you drink milk, be sure it’s Canadian milk! Moo, eh!

2012 Photo Challenge – Milk Calendar

Milk Calendar by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Milk Calendar

One thing that I, and I am sure other Canadians look forward to every year, is getting the Milk Calendar in their local paper. It’s filled with great recipes and this year marks it’s 35th Anniversary.

2012 Photo Challenge – Made in Canada

Made in Canada by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Made in Canada

So many great things are made in Canada including the notebook where this “Made in Canada” logo can be found.

2012 Photo Challenge – Canada Flag Pin

Canada Flag Pin by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Canada Flag Pin

Wear this great Canada Flag Pin to show off your Canadian Pride.

2012 Photo Challenge – Canadian Dictionary

Canadian Dictionary by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Canadian Dictionary

We Canadians are so special, we need our very own dictionary, eh!

2012 Photo Challenge – Eh

Eh by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd


Proud to be born and raised in C – eh – N – eh – D – eh!

2012 Photo Challenge – Canada Medallion

Canada Medallion by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Canada Medallion

A medallion shows off it’s Canadian pride featuring the word Canada inside of Maple Leaf.

2012 Photo Challenge – Telephone

Telephone by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd


Invented in Brantford, Ontario, Canada by Alexander Graham Bell, this Canadian invention, the telephone, has revolutionised the world!

2012 Photo Challenge – Dot ca

Dot ca by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Dot ca

Continuing with this months theme of all things Canadian, the internet code for Canada, .ca.

2012 Photo Challenge – Map of Canada

Map of Canada by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Map of Canada

The True North Strong and Free! Oh, Canada!

2012 Photo Challenge – Maple Key

Maple Key by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Maple Key

A very pretty sight to see a maple key, or even a bunch of them, spinning down from a maple tree and landing in the grass.

2012 Photo Challenge – Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Maple Syrup

When most people think of Canada, they think Maple Syrup. I put it not only pancakes and French toast, but sausage and bacon! Yum!