nosy neighbours

nosy neighbours

I’ve been walking to work lately, most days. I take the neighbourhood route, avoiding the busy road until the winding residential streets run out. I walk in the cool of the morning, on the sunny side of the street, past quiet houses, and listen to the birds sing. Sometimes I see other people out walking their dogs, or jogging.

I arrive at work, where the spot I used to park has been taken over by roofers, and the rest of the parking lot has been removed by the construction crew working on a large building project. We are surrounded by drilling, thumping, hammering, blasting, and digging. Sometimes we can hardly get out the door for the cement trucks, dumptrucks or other heavy equipment moving in and out of the construction site. Yet people still manage to arrive, anyway, for art classes and gallery openings, workshops and meetings.

Then I walk home again, and when I reach the quiet streets of my neighbourhood, I see kids playing in backyards and cars pulling into driveways. And people are out walking dogs and jogging. And sometimes these two yappy dogs are out in their front yard, watching, ready to scold or gossip or at least make a lot of noise as I walk past, smiling.

Photo taken on March 31, 2011


6 thoughts on “nosy neighbours

  1. Hey Gillian,
    That picture and the entitling of it, is totally priceless!!! 😆

    I understand there must be a great deal of activity on that spot … and noise!

    It’s good to hear from you.

    • Thanks, Rebekah!
      I haven’t been feeling inspired, so I’ve barely taken any photos lately, and therefore have felt uninspired. All my life’s a circle. (lol)
      I’ll try to get around and start visiting again with friends both virtual and real this weekend.

    • Yes, you’re right, Louise, life is a circle, but I don’t want the repetition to lull me to sleep. My camera helps me pay attention, and appreciate the details.

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