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!

Canadian, Texas
photographed 12.27.2019

Posted on January 9, 2020, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. To be Canadian is to be amazing 🙂

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  2. I recently visited a place called Dilley, Texas, after seeing the town featured in a television series on Netflix. It’s worth a trip if you’re nearby; the people there were very friendly and accepting of me walking around taking pictures of their town. Be sure to check it out if you’re nearby.


  3. Do they say, “aboot?”


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