Nine days and counting.
That's how many days we have been living with snow in Canada's lotus land.
This is why the world thinks we live in igloos.
It's not cold enough to skate on ponds or lakes. It's not warm enough to drink a latte outside.
But I'm savouring the silence that descends upon the city after a snowfall. The traffic disappears and the loudest sound is the courageous birds who have stayed for the winter and forage for food among the firs and cedars.