The leaves are falling

Got one of these in the mail yesterday:

Bumper sticker from American Association for Nude Recreation

I must admit that until I remembered that AANR has some Canadian clubs on their membership rolls, I was wondering why a maple leaf and not a fig leaf. (And Canada has its own naturist group, anyway.)


  1. canadienne »

    6 December 2012 · 7:51 pm

    I’m thinking that being a naturist (is that the right word?) in Canada is either very seasonal or mostly indoors.

    Checking Environment Canada’s site, there’s no place in the country that would be very comfortable unclad outdoors right now.

  2. CGHill »

    6 December 2012 · 8:00 pm

    I’d lean toward “seasonal”; some of the clubs on our side of the border have already gone into hibernation for the winter.

    On a hunch, I looked up the one FCN-member club in Manitoba, which, being in about the middle of the country, gets no benefit from warm(ish) coastal waters; they say that “Our season starts earlier because we’re not adjacent to lake ice in the spring.” This implies that others, perhaps in Ontario, are also seasonal.

  3. canadienne »

    8 December 2012 · 12:45 pm

    Funny, when I get those “exposed flesh freezes in 30 seconds” warnings, taking my clothes off appeals less than ever (I have too many windows to even consider it anyway. “Too many” = any number greater than zero). I notice that those folks like tropical destinations.

    Also – bugs. Mosquitoes (in Manitoba for sure) and even worse, a bit further north, blackflies. Go to Youtube and look up the NFB animation of “The Blackfly Song.” Been there, done that. with clothes on. Hate to even think of a clothingless day in blackfly country.

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