Saturday, December 30, 2006

Blog Guelph: Happy Everything

Open yourself to 2007.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Chain Perspective


Perspective Chain, originally uploaded by compscigrad.

Rather than messing with resolutions, consider shifting your view to include another perspective.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Perspective Chain


Perspective Chain, originally uploaded by compscigrad.

Try the opposite of what you normally do.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Orange Arrow


painted in arrow 9356, originally uploaded by blairware.

Watch for signs in unusual places. They may lead somewhere you've never been before.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Enjoy What Is


skating rink last week 9369, originally uploaded by blairware.

Remember: One birds frozen bath is another birds skating rink.

Sue Richards

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Friday, December 22, 2006

Blog Guelph: Merry Christmas


Santa Statue, originally uploaded by Sue Richards.

HoHoHo from Guelph, Ontario Canada.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Have you seen this squirrel?

Lost!

Photographer Johnny Ballgame captures this Kent Street graffiti plea. Obviously Guelph squirrels are highly valued.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Found!


Parked, originally uploaded by JohnnyBallgame.

Could it be???

Photographer Johnny Ballgame solves the missing squirrel mystery.

Sue Richards

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Blog Guelph: Reflection of Guelph


reflection 7671, originally uploaded by blairware.

The Boathouse Tea Room is nicely reflected in confluence of the Speed and Eramosa River.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Reflection of Christmas


Advent Calendar: Day 19, originally uploaded by TheGiantVermin.

As part of his Advent Calendar series, The Giant Vermin provides this telling reflection of the holiday spirit.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Reflection of Macdonell Street


Reflection, originally uploaded by cinnamon gurl.

The 'restaurant that doesn't seem to be able to find it's niche' reflects on how much better the 'other side of the street' appears.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Reflection of Wyndham Street North


, originally uploaded by Denim.

Ray's Junk Store or Family Thrift as the sign states is an entire world on it's own. Yet it offers a beautiful reflection of the fine architecture across the street.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Reflection of a Barber


Photos and Mirrors, originally uploaded by cinnamon gurl.

Franco's Barber Shop has been in business for 40 year's. If you wanted to treat yourself to a classic Guelph experience, this would rank pretty high on the list. Located in the strip mall at Wellington and Gordon, very close to Angels Diner.

Sue Richards

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Blog Guelph: On The Verge Of?


The Verge, originally uploaded by stingrayz08.

Are you on the verge of coming unwrapped this holiday season? Do you need to 'park it' for a day but feel that jolly ho, ho pressure to keep on dashing and prancing'?

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Yikes!!!!


Yikes!!!!, originally uploaded by Joseph & Sam's Mom.

As the joyous pressure builds, have your sugar plum laced thoughts turned to 'when will this be verily over'?

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Rest


seat., originally uploaded by eye-see.

Gawd!

Rest ye merry, gentlepeople, let nothing you dismay.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Sit


Purple Door Ornate Bench, originally uploaded by cinnamon gurl.

Remember sitting is your savior in the middle of a busy day.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Peace


Winter Bench, originally uploaded by fix.inpost.

You'll save us all from your bad mood if you just chill awhile.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Calm


, originally uploaded by Denim.

O resting brings you comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Retreat


Cold Hard Bench, originally uploaded by cinnamon gurl.

Retreating brings you comfort and joy......

Sue Richards

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Blog Guelph: Henry Kock Carol Sing


Henry Hearts, originally uploaded by Sue Richards.

On Thursday December 21 friends, acquaintances and appreciative community members are planning to join together in a commemorative carol sign for Henry Kock in downtown Guelph.

Henry died of brain cancer on Christmas Day 2005.

Please join us downtown at 6:30 pm in the square outside Capistrano's.

Bring a carol sheet.

Bring a candle.

Bring an instrument.

Bring good wishes.

Bring memories.

Let's sing Henry's spirit home. Everyone is welcome.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Yikes! - Evil Santa


Yikes! - Evil Santa, originally uploaded by claygrl.

This should be no surprise - I mean really - the guy does a billion B and E's a year, creeps into peoples bedrooms, watches us 'all the time' and we call him jolly?

Thanks to Claygrl for pointing out the obvious. You can buy these cards at the Guelph Farmer's Market this Saturday at Bunny Safari's Pottery stand.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Waldorf Shepherd's play


Waldorf Shepherd's play, originally uploaded by K Jane.

Four Folds Organic Farm are known for their inspired events. Last weekend they played host to the Waldorf School Shepherd's play in their barn. Audience members enjoyed the multi-tiered bale seating.

Sue Richards

Photo by: K Jane

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Blog Guelph: Elvis Found in Guelph


christmas in memphis, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

News Alert: A very small, dehydrated Elvis has been found in vw-busmans Christmas decoration box in Guelph. Apparently he's just hanging around.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Red Brick Santa


red brick santa, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

It would appear that Santa's milk and cookie gig has been replaced by the espresso biscotti break.

See more of this particular Santa's day in Guelph by checking out the photo stream on Barking Dog Studio's site.

Be good. Click on that link.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Cat in Tree


Cat in Tree, originally uploaded by catcancook.

The living cat tree decoration is the latest fad to hit the Guelph streets this year. Very cute until Puss in Tree takes a whack at the stuffed ginger person.

Sue Richards

Photo by: Cat Can Cook.

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Blog Guelph: The Local


a Guelph local 9360, originally uploaded by blairware.

Signs, signs so many sign. Today's series offers up a small selection of the signs that Flickr folk find photograpically fetching in the fair land of Guelph, Ontario.

Remember: you can leave your own sign by way of a comment on any of these posts. To see more photos by Blairware, click your mouse on the photograph.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: The Office


Office, originally uploaded by Denim.

And the sign said long haired freaky people need not apply
So I tucked my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why
He said you look like a fine upstanding young man, I think you'll do
So I took off my hat I said imagine that, huh, me working for you

© 1970, 2002 Five Man Electrical Band

Photo by: Denim

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: The Road


Road Closed, originally uploaded by personality_dialysis.

Sign Sign everywhere a sign
Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign

© 1970, 2002 Five Man Electrical Band

Photo by: Personality Dialysis

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: The Crack


Jimmy's Crack Corners, originally uploaded by cinnamon gurl.

And the sign said anybody caught trespassing would be shot on sight
So I jumped on the fence and yelled at the house, Hey! what gives you the right
To put up a fence to keep me out or to keep mother nature in
If God was here, he'd tell you to your face, man you're some kinda sinner

© 1970, 2002 Five Man Electrical Band

Photo by: Cinnamon Gurl

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: The Alb


albion hotel, originally uploaded by Accordion Chick.

Now, hey you Mister! can't you read, you got to have a shirt and tie to get a seat.
You can't even watch, no you can't eat, you ain't suppose to be here.
Sign said you got to have a membership card to get inside Uh!

© 1970, 2002 Five Man Electrical Band

Albion Hotel photo by: Accordion Chick

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: The Dip


The Shadow, originally uploaded by cinnamon gurl.

And the sign said everybody welcome, come in, kneel down and pray
But when they passed around the plate at the end of it all,
I didn't have a penny to pay, so I got me a pen and a paper and I made up my own little sign
I said thank you Lord for thinking about me, I'm alive and doing fine

© 1970, 2002 Five Man Electrical Band

The Diplomat Hotel Photo by: Cinnamon Gurl

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: The Ear


, originally uploaded by Denim.

Can you hear the signs?

Sue Richards

Van Gogh's Ear Photo by: Denim

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Blog Guelph: The Hope


, originally uploaded by Denim.

Can you feel the signs?

Sue Richards

Photo by: Denim

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Friday, December 15, 2006

Blog Guelph: Santa Sighting


Santa Sighting, originally uploaded by cinnamon gurl.Click the photo for more great shots by cinnamongurl.

As you might expect - Guelph's Santa prefers shopping in the wonderful consignment stores in the downtown. Here he pops into Nothing Useless on Macdonell Street.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Rockwood Farmer's Parade


Rockwood Farmer's Parade, originally uploaded by Sue Richards.

On the second Thursday of December, the little village of Rockwood - due east of Guelph on highway 7 - hosts the Annual Rockwood Farmers' Santa Claus Parade of Lights.

A few dozen farmer's decorate their cultivators, thrashers and manure spreaders to the hilt and parade around the country block, much to the delight of thousands of people.

I have no idea what this equipment is but it certainly looked cool.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: A Cold Canadian


cold one 8848, originally uploaded by blairware.

Drinking under one of our many bridges is a popular activity for some Guelphites - even in the winter.

Photographer Blairware demonstrates his potential for a career in beer advertising.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: A Hot Fire


Heat Revisted, originally uploaded by stingrayz08. Click this photograph to see more of Stingrays08's excellent images.

Despite a by-law that prohibits backyard fires, Guelph folk have been known to light one up every now and then.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Shadow Path


Shadow Path, originally uploaded by TheGiantVermin.Click the photo for more great shots by TheGiantVermin.

Although we are currently snow-free, the last minor dumping produced some striking results.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Need Lifesaver?


December 6, 2006 12:54 PM, originally uploaded by Gregory Clifford Denton.Click the photo to see what else Mr. Denton is eating these days.

Save yourself from seasonal overload. Suck on a lifesaver.

Sue Richards

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Blog Guelph: Covered Bridge Panoramic


Two Word Wednesdays, originally uploaded by Denim.

Today's photos are all panoramas of various Guelph locations by photo artist and camera buff Denim.

Here's what she has to say about herself.

"I love images and whether they're digital or film, it doesn't matter. I love experimenting with film. Mostly I use medium format or polaroid film cameras, but I am not afraid to say that digital is in my life. Generally I try to say where film is used and then the rest is digital (but sometimes not)."

Be sure to click on the pic to see Denim's very interesting photo stream. Or leave your comments below by clicking on Post Your Clever Comments Here.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Christmas Goose - Not


, originally uploaded by Denim.

These tough Canadian geese should not be mistaken as Christmas dinner.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Natural Riverside


, originally uploaded by Denim.

As part of a city wide effort to restore life in our rivers, a riverside naturalization program was initiated over a dozen years ago.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Bob's Greenhouse


, originally uploaded by Denim.

Once a vibrant business on Elizabeth Street, Bob's Greenhouse now sits empty.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Big Garbage Exchange


, originally uploaded by Denim.

There are no end of treasures to be found curbside in Guelph throughout the year - and specifically during Big Garbage Day.

Sue Richards

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Blog Guelph: Guelph, Ontario Canada


, originally uploaded by Denim.

Let's hope a giant golf playing alien doesn't mistaken our water tower for a tee-off.

Sue Richards

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