The same warm system that made sunbathers out of Chicagoans hit Montréal last weekend, with sunny 20C (68F) weather and pent-up demand creating a delirious atmosphere.
Scarves on everyone, always: the flag of the city, and now in seasonal colours.
A typical look, casual but not without thought, very Montréalaise. The socks look hand-knit; she's still wearing tights, but only a block away....
...a young woman sat sunning her pretty legs in flip-flops and a fresh coral pedicure. Her chihuahua modeled a new pink coat and, chiquita, every girl simply must have a matching bed.
Speaking of coats, this woman at the market permitted me to photograph hers, and told me it was by the Spanish brand Desigual. Stunning! She even reminded me to shoot the back, too.
We could easily get another dump of snow, but for now, we'll embrace the new season, shopping for tonight's dinner.
"How about asparagus with the lamb?"
And we must make an important decision: who has the best batch of maple syrup. "C'est moi" says this fellow.