Thursday, November 30, 2006

Blog Guelph: Downtown Guelph


The View Towards The Cathedral, originally uploaded by TheGiantVermin. Click the photo to see more striking images by this photo artist.

Yesterday we featured Guelph cats and dogs. Today we feature raining cats and dogs.

(smirk)

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Saved For A Rainy Day


atmosphere, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

Not that Blog Guelph would advocate drinking as a way to get over the weather. But just look at all the pretty bottles!

Sue Richards

PS: Photo of Atmosphere 'wall of flavour' taken by our friend vw-busman.

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Blog Guelph: Rainy Day Breakfast


rainy day breakfast, originally uploaded by Accordion Chick. Click the photo to see more striking images by this photo artist.

Cornerstone Cafe at the corner of (duh) Carden Street and Wyndham in downtown Guelph is a fine haunt to hang out in no matter what weather we're weathering.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Fish Advice For A Rainy Day


, originally uploaded by Denim. Click the photo to see more striking images by this photo artist.

Excellent suggestion oh wise fish.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Waiting Wading Pool


closed for the season 8136, originally uploaded by blairware. Click the photo to see more striking images by this photo artist.

The off duty wading pool in Exhibition Park looks forlorn in the rain.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Pretty Wet


DSC_0440.JPG, originally uploaded by edeva_art. Click the photo to see more striking images by this photo artist.

Regardless of the weather - she says as she peaks out the window and shudders - some things do look quite fetching drenched in rain.

Sue Richards

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Blog Guelph: Beware of Cat?


DSCN5414, originally uploaded by aarynne_the_cat.Click on the photo to see more images by this photographer.

Today's series of photos features a few of Guelph's pets.

This is Jacqueline the cat.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Licking the Photographer


Licking the Photographer, originally uploaded by Sue Richards.Click on the photo to see more images by this photographer.

Meet Gus - a Boston Terror er Terrior friend of mine with very good fashion sense who lives in Guelph and frequents Exhibition Park.

Please note that some dogs will do anything to be seen on Blog Guelph. However 'licking the photographer' does not work with other species.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Lurch


dino dog and the sidewalk squares, originally uploaded by vw-busman.Click on the photo to see more images by this photographer.

This is Dino's dog Lurch. Dino is our most colourful Guelph sports-guy-for-all-seasons-footwear-supplier and patron saint to the Spinny Top Beanie. Lurch is his very lovely mutt who you will often find doing this exact thing, outside Dino's store on Wyndham Street.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Dog Paddle


When I'll Get A Dog I'll Totally Take It On Canoe Rides, originally uploaded by TheGiantVermin.Click on the photo to see more images by this photographer.

TheGiantVermin caught these late season canoists with loyal K-9 on the Speed River.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Heat Seeking Kitty


IMG_5660, originally uploaded by vaneramos. Click on the photo to see more images by this photographer.

This is pppppure cat behaviour. Now just imagine a dog up there instead.

Sue Richards

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Blog Guelph: City Silhouette


City Silhouette II, originally uploaded by cinnamon gurl.

Each morning I surf on over to the Flickr website to see the selection of images that Guelphites have captured in the last twenty-four hours. Currently we have 80 people registered to the Guelph group. The number seems to increase daily.

Many of the photographers are prolific. Others place only a few photos up on the public forum at a time. And of course there's a variety of approaches between these two extremes.

Today's series of photos are all taken by one photographer between November 21 and November 27. Cinnamon Gurl has a distinct eye for line and colour not to mention strange wording on city signs. She's also a regular blogger at Write About Here.

I hope you enjoy Guelph through Cinnamon Gurls eyes. Click her pics to see her full photo stream.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Loonie Wash


Loonie Wash, originally uploaded by cinnamon gurl.

How thoughtful.

Added later in the day: Upon further relection - could this be a very bold money laundering outfit?

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Graffiti Artist Strikes Back III

If you take the bridge over Gordon Street by the Church of Our Lady, you'll find this masterpiece.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Parking Meter (Bane of my Existence!), Door and Faint Graffiti

Two hour free parking downtown was an election promise that was tossed around.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Alliteration Gone Bad


Alliteration Gone Bad, originally uploaded by cinnamon gurl.

Eat shoots and executes!

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Birds on a Wire


Birds on a Wire, originally uploaded by cinnamon gurl.

Left over birds from yesterdays dedication.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Turquoise Tap


Turqoise Tap, originally uploaded by cinnamon gurl.

Note the crisp November shadow.

Sue Richards

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Monday, November 27, 2006

Blog Guelph: Birds in Cold Winter Sky


Birds in Cold Winter Sky, originally uploaded by Elitsa.Click on the photograph to see more photos by this photographer.

Blog Guelph would like to dedicate today to the birds.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Macho Cardinal


Cardinal, originally uploaded by stingrayz08.Click on the photograph to see more photos by this photographer.

Don't mess with this dude.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Bird Walk


IMG_5610, originally uploaded by vaneramos. Click on the photograph to see more photos by this photographer.

The Heffernan Pedestrian Bridge gets used as a bird walk too.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Humming Right Along


Sept. 19 in flight, originally uploaded by Memotions. Click on the photograph to see more photos by this photographer.

Some of you may love Mondays and leap effortlessly into your week.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Big Bird Bath


, originally uploaded by Denim. Click on the photograph to see more photos by this photographer./span>

Thankfully Guelph birds indulge in good hygene.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Gull Seeking Sea


Seagull close-up, originally uploaded by Memotions. Click on the photograph to see more photos by this photographer.

I've never quite understood the Sea Gull and how they came to live in the City of Guelph. Perhaps there's some false advertising going on in the bird world.

Sue Richards

PS: Your comments can be easily left by clicking on the comment button at the bottom of this post.

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Friday, November 24, 2006

Blog Guelph: What Shall I do This Weekend?


IMG_5600, originally uploaded by vaneramos. For more of his fine work, click on the photo.

Good question. May I suggest that you check the posts below for some fun Guelph suggestions.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Go With The Flo




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Blog Guelph: Welcome Winter Concert


JUDE VADALA, TANNIS SLIMMON AND KATHERINE WHEATLEY
Welcome winter with beautiful songs and harmonies
on
Thursday December 7, 2006
At
Folkway Music

WHERE: Folkway Music --163 Suffolk Street West, Guelph
DATE: Thursday December 7, 2006
TIME: Doors open 7:30, Concert begins 8 p.m
PRICE: $20. Children $5

Seating is limited to 75.

RESERVATIONS AND INFORMATION
877-763-5524 or 519-763 5524
info@folkwaymusic.com

Blog Guelph: Fall Extravaganza



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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Blog Guelph: November Shadows


IMG_5589, originally uploaded by vaneramos. Click on the photograph to see more images by this Guelph photographer.

As we inch towards the shortest day of the year, the shadows get longer and longer.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: November Patio


, originally uploaded by Denim.Click on the photograph to see more images by this Guelph photographer.

The Albion Hotel Patio tables huddle for warmth.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: November Grey


church window, originally uploaded by digitalambitions.Click on the photograph to see more images by this Guelph photographer.

Grey on grey with some grey thrown in makes for a rather cold yet beautiful November palette.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: November Fuzzy Blue Sky!


Fuzzy Blue Sky!, originally uploaded by claygrl. Click on the photograph to see more images by this Guelph photographer.

Claygrl manages to catch one of a very few blue skies to appear over the City of Guelph this month.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: November Frost


frosted 8463, originally uploaded by blairware.Click on the photograph to see more images by this Guelph photographer.

Jack Frost does his early morning rounds in Guelph. His frosty handy work makes dead look like art.

Sue Richards

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Blog Guelph: Canadian National Locomotive 6167


Canadian National, originally uploaded by TheGiantVermin.Click the photo to see more images by this photographer.

The Guelph Mercury ran an excellent feature on Locomotive 6167 in the Here Section of Saturday's paper.

According to the story, there are only six engines of this kind left in Canada. Built in Montreal, 6167 was completed on March 29, 1940.

Guelph became the retirement home for 6167 nearly forty years ago. It currently sits on the east side of the downtown bus station.

If you have Insider status with the Mercury, click here to read the full story.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Iron Trail West


Iron Trail, originally uploaded by TheGiantVermin.Click the photo to see more images by this photographer.

Mayoral candidate Bev Izzillo-Ustation suggested an intriguing tourism plan - restore Locomotive 6167 and hitch a dining car to it.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: An Orange Evening


An Orange Evening, originally uploaded by Shuggins Click the photo to see more images by this photographer.

There is an inherent romantic feel to trains and train travel not to mention a considerable amount of Canadian identity wrapped up in the history of life on the rails.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Guelph Train Station


Train Station, originally uploaded by TheGiantVermin.Click the photo to see more images by this photographer.

With talk of moving the main Via Rail station to the fringe of Guelph, our very cool, wonderfully located train station could become available for a regional museum.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Save the Train?


Train, originally uploaded by hansenphoto.Click the photo to see more images by this photographer.

Preserving our historical heritage always costs money. In my view, we are a rich enough community to undertake such projects. Besides, the pay back is always greater than the payout. Future generations would be thrilled to boast ownership of one of Canada's six remaining iron ladies - especially a working model.

Sue Richards

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Blog Guelph: 10,000 Visits


DSC_0168.JPG, originally uploaded by edeva_art Click the photo to see more of her lovely photography.

At some point today, Blog Guelph will host its 10,000th visit. The official count started July 17th with the installation of a nifty statistical counter and the dedicated url Blog Guelph.

Just in case you think Blog Guelph only interests Guelphites, you may be surprised to know that regular viewers log on from Italy, Kuwait, Netherlands, Germany and New Zealand.

Although we may not be celebrating in grand style just yet, we will likely tuck into a slice of cake at some point this afternoon.

Special thanks to all the repeat and first time visitors, Flickrites, linky lovers, Barking Dog Studio hosts and folks who send me news.

Sue Richards


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Monday, November 20, 2006

Blog Guelph: Guelph Santa Claus Parade


Santa Claus Parade, originally uploaded by Sue Richards.

Several of my neighbours enjoyed this year's Santa Claus parade together just across from Oxford Lodge on Norfolk Street. T'was a cold yet festive affair that lasted close to two hours.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Clown Trumpeter


Clown Trumpeter, originally uploaded by stingrayz08.

Our group of young and old alike, danced to every passing band.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Big Pooh


Santa Claus Parade, originally uploaded by Sue Richards.

We all agreed that a Big Pooh can make your day.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Parade Hippy Bus


parade bus, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

Does this suggest that Santa a hippy? Ho Ho Ho!

Sue Richards

Photo taken by vw-busman - check out his Busman Blog.

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Blog Guelph: On Guard


On Guard, originally uploaded by stingrayz08. Click the photo for more examples of his work.

I thought I was the only one who cries at the sight of a well appointed marching band. As I was wiping my eyes, I noticed another woman beside me with tears streaming down her face.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Santa Claus Float


Santa Claus Float, originally uploaded by Sue Richards.

By the time Santa arrived, we were all frozen. But a quick jaunt home for a cup of hot chocolate and brandy warmed things up quickly.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: The Santa Promise


November 19, 2006 2:57 PM, originally uploaded by Gregory Clifford Denton.Click the photograph for more of Greg's work.

I think this means Guelphites can relax. Guelph, Ontario is on Santa's hit list.

Sue Richards

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For more great Guelph photos, try these links:

Downtown Guelph, University of Guelph, The Guelph Hillside Festival or The Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

On the other hand, you may be curious about what the City of Guelph looked like last October or maybe Spring.

Indeed you may be the type that would love to wade through our deep and refreshing archives. There are over 5,000 terrific Guelph photos, taken by a growing tribe of fantastic photographers, currently available for your viewing pleasure. Check out the Blog Guelph archives located 'back up there' and appropriately titled: Blog Guelph Archives.