The Sun...

...rose to the right of  Martello Tower 1 at the solstice. Now, January 23, it rises to the left of the Tower. On these brilliant mornings I see what inspired painters such as AY Jackson, and so many Quebec landscape artists. The lavender and deep blue shadows created by wind-sculpted snow; later in the day, scallops of yellow, even cantaloupe, colouring  drifts as the sun falls.


-40 this morning. A runner on the Plains of Abraham, also a hooded figure, on snowshoes, stopping to pick up his dog's poop before continuing. Ah, Quebec! Ah winter!