When I came to Quebec I was struck by how people would completely change their schedules if the sun shined, cancelling meetings so they could go on a picnic, taking the day off from work so they could go get a tan, or maybe just to do a happy dance. Coming from Arizona, it never crossed my mind that sunshine was something to be savoured when it was around.
I’ve learned, though, that rare things have that affect on behavior and it couldn’t be more true this year. Three of us skipped off to Limoilou to sketch on Tuesday because it wasn’t raining – the sun was shining. It was a rather short adventure but sketch we did.
I’m working on doing my sketching more quickly than my norm and chose to apply those efforts towards this stately building along 4th Avenue. It almost looks out of place as it’s far more elegant than those around it and I suspect it once served some special purpose. I even got to work on my tan while I drew it.