A tree said to have inspired the song The Maple Leaf Forever was a victim of severe weather that hit southern Ontario.
The aged silver maple near downtown Toronto was among the many trees that came down as fierce winds moved through the region Friday night.
The tree stood in front of a house in the city’s Leslieville area.
A winter photo of the Toronto maple tree said to have inspired the song "The Maple Leaf Forever."
Muir wrote the song in 1867, the year of Confederation. He died in 1906.
Here is a video of the original song:
It was so sad to hear of the loss of this wonderful old tree during a severe storm on Friday. I made this card in tribute to this octegenarian using the sketch with Technostamper here to do so. Although the tree that inspired that wonderful song was a silver maple, I coloured the leaves as if they were from a sugar maple tree.
The two leaves were stamped using the rock and roll technique, using Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze inks. They were then cut out and the edges sponged with Cajun Craze ink.
I die cut a circle in Very Vanilla using the circles framelits, sponged the edges with Cajun Craze, and adhered the leaves to the circle. Three banners were mounted on the bottom - 2 in cajun craze, and 1 in Sweater Weather DSP (the other side of the DSP I used on the card). This unit was then adhered to the DSP on the card.
Stamps: Magnificent Maple, Petite Pairs
Inks: Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry
Papers: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Sweater Weather DSP, Cajun Craze
Accessories: Pretty Print folder, Circles framelit