mission: MUSE - "where i live"
by guest muse kim
I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, one of the three prairie provinces in Canada and home to 1.2 million people.
Our landscapes are mostly flat, but beautiful, and nearly 40% of our province is covered in lush forests. These forests are home to many animals, including deer, fox, bear and moose. Manitoba is known as the land of 100,000 lakes and we also have twenty beaches to visit. Summertime is mostly hot and my family and I gravitate towards the water throughout the summer holidays.
We cottage a short distance from the city in Petersfield, Manitoba, and enjoy water front views there as well.
We are fortunate enough to have four different seasons to enjoy, but we could definitely do with a few less winter months. I would not want to be without snow at Christmas time, but our windchills can get "frosty" at times, to put it mildly!
Right now we are enjoying a longer than normal autumn season. Even the Canadian Geese have postponed their annual migratory flight to enjoy the fall temperatures just a little longer.
We are seeing gorgeous fall colors and our symbolic Maple leaves are glowing a bright yellow.
Our province is home to many summer festivals and we enjoy all sorts of musical, cultural and outdoor entertainment year round. Corn mazes in autumn, skating rinks in winter and endless places to see and things to do in the spring and summer months!!
I have travelled to many wonderful and scenic places, but I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. I'm definitely a proud Canadian!!
Thanks for reading my story.
Kim MacKay of Kim/Jaren/Brooklyn.