Time for some warmth and colour

There's no real reason to post this image, except that it is bright, and warm, and I feel like posting it.

We've had a long winter in the Ottawa Valley and, while it's not over yet, cracks are appearing in the snow's armour. Ice is hinting at receding and the accumulated yuck of the last few months is being unveiled at the side of the roads. We'll have weeks yet of cold and salt and sand blowing around -- and at least one end-of-the-world snowstorm -- but eventually rain will wash the anti-slip muck into our creeks and rivers.

It's March and spring will come. Even in Canada.