Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Day 62: On a Clear Day...

Day 62: On a Clear Day..., originally uploaded by susanvg.

I love to walk on clear wintry days. As Montreal is situated on hills, there are often incredible views that change with the seasons. Now all is open, the bare trees hide nothing. Some days smog hangs over the city, but today the sky was a pristine blue. If you look carefully, you can see a ribbon of lighter colour in the distance - that is the St. Laurence River (Montreal is an island), and further back the outline of two more hills.

Time of day, time of year, weather all play to change what is there for us to see. But first we have to look. So often our moods, thoughts and life concerns focus us inward. So stop a moment and admire the view.


  1. How true! You can only take advantage of opportunities if you are open to them! The view from this site is incredible - very breath-taking! Even if it is cold, the blue sky always brings a sense of comfort to me...

  2. Gorgeous view! And nice old architecture on the way down the hill too. Beautiful tree against a spotless blue sky... I like how the one branch on the tree kind of points toward the distance and the downhill street invites your eye to look further into the image to the background way far away. Very nice!