Diamonds in the rough
Do yourself a favor if you’re ever in the northeastern part of the Texas panhandle and stop in at the town of Canadian. I was there recently, for just a short time, and now I think I’ve developed a bit of crush on the whole town. The topography is different from what I am used to in Lubbock – which is to say they HAVE topography. There’s a vibrant downtown, a sign on the edge of town that lists the local festivals and the list is too long to read when you drive by, a designated cultural district, and a world-class art museum. And the artist Doug Ricketts is nearby; I am fortunate to own several pieces of his fabulous furniture.
I am already trying to figure out when I can get back up there for a couple of days…
But all that aside, it was a foggy, drippy day when I visited, which meant that I got see the little diamond-like drops of mist hanging on the chain-link fence around the town’s swimming pool. And here’s the thing – I go to a lot of little towns around this part of Texas and most of the town swimming pools are permanently closed down. So, kudos to Canadian: their pool is still open in the summer!
Posted on January 9, 2020, in Photography and tagged 365 photo project, black and white photography, Canadian, Canadian River, learning to see, Leica, melinda green harvey, monochrome, one day one image, photo a day, photography, postaday, road trip, take time to look, texas, thoughtful seeing, travel photography. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.