new york is big, but....

I spent the weekend in Biggar Saskatchewan. The town's motto is actually 'New York is big, but this is Biggar'. Apparently the motto was a drunken Halloween prank from way back that stuck. It was the most relaxing weekend I've had in a long time. I didn't explore as much as I would have liked to. It was windy and quite cold and I was rather ill prepared for it. We sat and visited and I knitted and read. A lot. I did some wandering when we went into town to get some things on Saturday afternoon. I wandered into the alley behind the Pharmasave to get some pictures. It was just me and the wind in the alley. No traffic noise, no birds. There was a persistent golden barking a few houses down, but otherwise it was oh so quiet. Driving to Onoway this afternoon to pick up the dogs from their weekend excursion was a bit of a jolt back into my life. So much traffic. So much noise!

Oh, cities. I like you, but you make me tired.

This is my small collection of weekend wanders: the alley wander, a brief sunset roadside wander and some shots from inside The Majestic Theatre where Del Barber played a lovely solo acoustic set on Saturday night.

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I love this camera! I love having a tiny physical copy of moments I just witnessed. I'm still figuring out what to do with this growing collection of physical moments. Do I keep them? Do I give them away? How do I incorporate them into my painting/drawing/writing? I'm not really a collector of things.

Things to ponder while I start my 2nd pair of fingerless mitts and watch 'The Office' on Netflix.

Happy Monday! And I hope you like the new site.