Now, that was a warming and fun way to spend last Friday noon. We were over in Brossard, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence.
Here's what the river looked like as we drove back across the Pont Jacques-Cartier, looking toward the Olympic Stadium. It looks like the shipping channel is still open in this direction, toward Quebec City, as far as the Port of Montreal, but the Seaway is frozen to the west, beyond Montreal.
However, the billboards that don't advertise vacations in sunny climes are touting the joys of winter -- the one on the right, below, is for the Quebec City winter carnival. As for me, I like the bright sunny days (today is one of those) and am glad for the lengthening hours of daylight...and am trying to keep up a good attitude toward it all.
Dumplings definitely help.