where I live. I can sit in the office and look out on the North Saskatchewan River. Yesterday the ice went out – It seemed as if it went so suddenly this year. It began to pile up downtown by the bridge in the morning and by mid-afternoon it was moving in huge sheets and chunks, piling up around the island across from our house. I like the sound as it crashes along. I don’t know what the geese think as it suddenly changes their domain.
I like the fact that nature sits on my doorstep and that I can escape into it with a short walk.
I like the treat of seeing a deer run by my window in the early morning, even though I live in the city.
Some things about my city make me sad. But it is also a beautiful place – and for me being close to nature is a blessing.