Good morning. It’s 6am. -10°C. I’m looking into my computer screen with a feline in my lap, a coffee to my right, Dido playing through near-field monitors. Environment Canada has shared it’s findings this week that winter will not be ending anytime soon this March. “Hmmm”, I thought. “Isn’t this the case every year? We live in Canada”.
I’m fortunate to live by a beach. And I use it, even during the winter. Maybe even more than the summer. Why? Because it’s empty. I can take long walks or runs along the boardwalk to start the day, and not have to avoid colliding into hordes of people. I tend to venture out around sunrise, so even in the summer there’s not a lot of people. I’m always taken by the great, big, beautiful sky (see above). One doesn’t have to live by the beach to see it. Just look up. Simple. It’s easy to forget about winter in the city with it’s rush hour traffic on heavily salted roads, people in a rush but finding time to peer into their mobile devices instead of talking to one another.
Enjoy the last weeks of winter. A hot, humid summer will arrive soon enough, and perhaps Environment Canada will issue an autumn report advising winter will late in arriving.
If you don’t have a great view of the winter morning sunrise, the studio can create a custom-framed, fine-art print of the one here. Click to order yours.