Monday, March 16, 2009

Day 75: Sunset on the St. Lawrence

Montreal is an island, yet most of the time we are barely aware of it as we do not go anywhere near the shore. In winter, the views from the hills afford glimpses of the river; foliage in summer blocks it out in many places. A friend of mine has chosen to live by the water's edge and tonight I had supper there. The sunsets are splendid with the sun sinking over the water, near a spit of park land that reaches into the river. From the photograph you would think you were in the country.

The seagulls were already near the water, holding their evening meeting and my friend reported having seen a few mallards earlier. They must be well-insulated to swim in the water so recently freed from the ice. With the ever changing skies and the seasons, the view from her window is a daily surprise to marvel at.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! I love the soft colors and the hard silhouettes of the trees!