I'm in Wolfville for most of the month of March on a self-created artist retreat to work on Ribbon to the Future. In between things like shovelling the driveway at 6:30am and having supper on the deck overlooking the tidal flats, I have been meeting with and photographing some wonderful people in the area.
I decided to use the car as little as possible while I am here and have been walking everywhere in Wolfville, with short drives to Black River, Canning and Berwick. I thought I'd try out King's Transit (which now connects communities right through the Annapolis Valley!) on my way to see the roasting at T.A.N. Coffee in Coldbrook, but I have to admit a sudden reluctance to getting on the bus. Was it just because it was one more new thing to figure out? Or was it because I'd have to get on the bus at 7am for an 8am meeting? I'm up early every day, so that couldn't be the reason. At home (Dartmouth) we don't own a car, so I walk, take the bus and ferry regularly, you can imagine how this reluctance really surprised me. In the end I drove, my excuse being a gorgeous surprise visit from my husband and daughter which led to a slow morning with me running late. How lame is that?
In the next few posts I'll tell you a bit about the people I have met and most importantly, I'll share some of my favourite photographs.
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