This image is a bit of an oddity for me. I’m usually sharing images of plants, wildlife, landscapes or some of my abstract impressions. Today, I’m sharing a snapshot of a moment in my life. You see, today Canada celebrates 150 years as a nation. A nation I am so proud to call home. A nation where I can travel freely, enjoy incredibly diverse environments. A nation where, quite frankly, I can simply enjoy life, with friends and family. Times where we share our days, our experiences, often over a cool beverage at the end of the day.
This image was an impromptu iPhone composition, made while sharing a beer with my neighbours. The ‘stubby’ beer bottle disappeared from Canadian breweries in the early eighties, in favour of a ‘better’ design. The long necked bottle, yet there is a nostalgia, Canadiana to the stubby.
In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, one of the breweries, Molsons, which makes Canadian Lager, brought the stubby back for a brief time. So, it was a great opportunity to capture this memory. The stubby bottle of Canadian, with a muskoka chair and my neighbourhood in the background as an appropriate starting point to the upcoming celebrations. Happy 150 Canada.