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.