It has been crisp and cold in Halifax the last few days, but brilliantly sunny. The sky is a bright blue and there is lots of bright white snow. I often walk up and down nearby Chebucto Road, past the Maritime Music Conservatory building - what used to be the infirmary during the 1917 Halifax Explosion. It's a huge beautiful brick building with big windows.
I'm always reminded how much I love my neighborhood in this little city: every ten paces there is a five story tree - a canopy of green in the summer and arterial branches bare against the winter sky; old houses, typical of maritime architecture, with storm porches, wooden siding and stone foundations.