40 shades of gray


Montreal in November is very gray. Without snow on the ground, it is positively soul-crushing. Little wonder the natives begin to get restless, even with months of winter looming. With Christmas coming, there’s something to look forward to, but it’s all downhill after that.


I always walk a lot when I am visiting my former home city. The photos in this post look like they were taken at dusk, but this was morning!


Yup, that’s a tree, already wrapped up for winter.


I approached the park at the top of the mountain, admiring the rock wall.


Dogs don’t care if it’s dark and gloomy, do they?


These huskies were enjoying another path on the east side of the park.


This house was already preparing for Christmas, in pretentious fashion, I thought. But maybe that’s just me. Those decorations were a spot of green in an otherwise gray landscape, and I was glad to see them.


About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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5 Responses to 40 shades of gray

  1. CJ Wright says:

    That’s gray for sure, dn. Hurry on home where things are sunnier. 😉


  2. Gray day, but beautiful photos! I was in Montreal in October and it was just as colourless then. I got there just a tad after the autumn splendor had ended. But at least it wasn’t too cold, so I was able to get out. Like you, I walk a lot when I’m visiting my hometown. There is always something interesting to see — and to photograph!


    • dirtynailz says:

      Thanks, Martha. Did you encounter the horrendous traffic and construction when you were there. The Champlain bridge was down to a single lane!


  3. Lee May says:

    I love the quiet, solitary beauty of the gray, punctuated by the splashes of pink and red on the mysterious walker (s) in the woods. You?


    • dirtynailz says:

      No, I took the photo. When I look at the pictures, I still find it hard to believe that they were taken in the morning. That city is so dark this time of year. Good thing it offers diversions, such as amazing food!


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