I took this picture this morning from the front step at 8:50am. What fantastic colours! We are in the midst of a stretch of unusually mild (-3 to 6+ degree Celsius) weather. It has been like this for at least a week. A lot of snow has melted, creating large ice patches, puddles, and streams on the streets and some leaking in our basement. I'll take these temps over what is...or perhaps what used to be?...typical for this region in January: 2 to 4 weeks of -25 to -40 degrees with ice fog and the occasional chinook blowing in for relief. No wonder everyone seems to have "command start" installed in their vehicles here.