30th Ave has begun the year with a mountainous landscape. Last year signed out with a mammoth blizzard and there are still mountains of un-melted snow along the sidewalks, streaked now with dirty patches. There are mountains of trash bags too. The garbage trucks were put to work clearing snow (supposedly), so haven’t been doing their usual rounds. The short lives of Christmas trees have been made a little longer, as they await collection. Some are lying down on their sides by the trash bags. Others have been stuck upright in snowmounds, temporarily re-planted.