Friday, September 28, 2007

Blog Guelph: Misty Morning

Misty Morning, originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy.

Friday's Gem of the Day

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Blog Guelph: art in guelph

art in guelph, originally uploaded by digitalambitions.

It appears to be Art Week on Blog Guelph with today's post taking a look at the old/new notion of a Guelph Community Arts Centre.
An organization, indeed a space, for multidisciplinary arts has been a dream of many for a long long time in the town that is literally busting at the seams with talent.
Now I realize there is no sense lamenting this dead ol' dog but wouldn't the Old Post Office have been a superb location for such a dream? Sigh.
Nevermind, the subject has reared it's gorgeous head again with a meeting set to discuss every and all possibilities.
Read more about it here

Click on the next 5 pics to see just a handful of examples of found art in this great town.

I will be doing my promogurl thing about FOOD next week. In the meantime, click on the pretty green link directly to you right to get your tummy rumbling.....

till then,
-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: A String of "Pick up Lines"

And we all know music is art....

Blog Guelph: Danse Macabre

Danse Macabre, originally uploaded by JohnnyBallgame.

Dance is art too! Can we envision a place to house all forms of art?

Blog Guelph: the eye of the beholder

Shakti presents Ticon 4, originally uploaded by Monkey Hunter.

Blog Guelph: art found in the most unique places

a latte kind of day, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Blog Guelph: Cow Love

The great lick, originally uploaded by timylee.

Greeting Guelphites and Blog Guelph lovers - seems love is in the air and and the heifers at the University of Moo are puckering up. Please kiss a cow today.

Today's foto fivesome are grouped together randomly - in a slice of life kinda way. I've sprinkled some news throughout the posts too - along with a You Tube video - cause I'm in a sprinkling kinda mood.

Must be the pending full moon - and the light yet glorious overnight rain.

Happy day. And for friends and family of Canadian artist Ken Danby, a sad day indeed.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Ken Danby - Mr. Canada of the Arts

Blog Guelph: Under New Mana

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Our good old movie house is being recycled again.

Which brings me to Guelph Freecycle.

Just go there and figure it out for yourself!

Treasures galore!

Click, click, click....

Blog Guelph: New Election Blogs

, originally uploaded by Denim.

If you scroll down Blog Guelph you'll come to the Blog Guelph Blog Roll - and a new category right at the top.

Our Provincial Election Blog section currently hosts two blog links.

At the top of the two blog list, the Guelph Mercury has a very active blog up and running with a focus on Guelph's provincial race. And Ben Polley from the Green Party has a blog included on his site.

I couldn't find any other local candidate blogs - but if you do, please pass them on.

October 10 is election day in Ontario. Please get informed.

Blog Guelph: Hoverfly

Hoverfly, originally uploaded by ~Stingrays~.

According to the Globe and Mail, our piece of Canada was the hottest in the country yesterday. People complained but I sweat with joy.

November is coming afterall.

Blog Guelph: Kissed by a Kid

Kissed by a goat, originally uploaded by cool-baby.

And finally - this charmer.

Who can resist kids kissing kids?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Blog Guelph: Downtown Guelph Lit Up

Downtown_Guelph, originally uploaded by Rockin' Ray.

Due to the overwhelming response and success of the last "lightbulb drive", Project Porchlight is returning to Guelph. With the help of many volunteers going door-to-door, 10,000 lightbulbs were distributed this past winter.
The shiny and enthusiastic new fall campaign was launched this past Sunday at the River Run Centre and, if you missed it like me, fear not. It's never too late to jump on the mighty Porchlight bandwagon to shed some light and education across town. Go on, Sign up here.

As always, check out our Flickrettes (ew! ette is SO diminutive) and Flickrhims shots below to see more of their photostream.

Have a hot hot day all,

-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: many lights

lights, originally uploaded by digitalambitions.

Blog Guelph: Early Morning Parking Lot

Early Morning Parking Lot, originally uploaded by TheGiantVermin.

Blog Guelph: Light

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: man-and-shadows

man-and-shadows, originally uploaded by cinnamon gurl.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Blog Guelph: Guelph Arts Council

secrets & lies, originally uploaded by downtown_lynn.

We're slowly starting this first week of fall off - this time with 5 fotos that strike the art cord AND with some information about the next Guelph Arts Council "Arts Schmoozefest".

Should you be interested in networking with a bevy of folks from the Guelph Arts Community - then head to the Bookshelf Green Room at 41 Quebec Street on Tuesday, September 25, 5 - 7 pm.

In addition to this opportunity, why not visit the Guelph Arts Council at this easy to click link right now.

Downtown 'Monet" Lynn gets this images photo credit. Click the live-linked photo for more of everything.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Good Posture Sentinels

sentinels, originally uploaded by blairware.

Blog Guelph: Buzz On

Blog Guelph: Bark Like A Tree

, originally uploaded by PaulaRussell.

Blog Guelph: Artist

Friday, September 21, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Blog Guelph: Summer Lovin'

the flying robinsons, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

I like to believe that I'm the quintessential Canadian. Born in Winnipeg in the middle of winter, summer lovin' and traversing the slippery slope between fits of hysteria and/or nodding off during a leaders debate.
(Perhaps a cynic too? But, as a true Canadian, oh so polite.)
The Ontario version of this war of words takes place tonight minus representation from The Green Party. Hardly seems a well rounded debate but if you believe you might actually learn a thing or two, by all means...

I, however, will be far too busy with summer. The sunshiny season appears to still be with us in Guelphtown (minus the humidity - yay!), so I'm going to take my political exasperation outside for what may be the last vestiges of light. I'm off to follow the lead of our handful of photobugs today and leap into the warmth. Click on their pics to see what they see.

Have a great summer, see you in the Fall.

-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: Tipping the Balance

DSC_0060, originally uploaded by reasoning.

Blog Guelph: Airborne!

Airborne!, originally uploaded by claygrl.

Blog Guelph: Jumping for Joy

Jumping, originally uploaded by emilybean.

Blog Guelph: Summertime!

Starry Sky, originally uploaded by JohnnyBallgame.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Blog Guelph: Building Guelph's Future

Family, originally uploaded by Andrew Faires.

Do you ever wonder about the future of our fine city?

Do you ever worry?

If you've raised your hand for either question, I'm pleased to tell you that the City of Guelph is hosting an Open House at the River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich Street, 7 - 9 pm, on September 19th where they will be asking Guelph residents how Guelph should be built in 2031.

This is a free event that anyone can attend. So put on your thinking caps boys and girls - get your idea motors running.

Today's series of photograph's feature downtown Guelph today. Your job is to try and imagine each image in 25 years. What would you like to see?

Sue Richards

PSSST: Click yer mouse on the pictures dear people - there's more where they came from .....

Blog Guelph: Macdonell Street

Picture 021, originally uploaded by Andrew Faires.

Image a mural on the side wall of Acker's Furniture - maybe a peel back style that incorporates the window impressions.

Blog Guelph: Ackers at 80

Ackers reflections, originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy.

Ackers Furniture has been selling appliances and household gear in Guelph since 1917 - a full 80 years by my calculations. Their official address is 42 Carden Street, but you can also enter the store from MacDonell Street.

I would conclude that any downtown Guelph business with this stretch of longevity has got some wisdom to share. Is anyone from city hall asking them to share?

Blog Guelph: Wedge Alley

Wedge Alley, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Formerly this slice of downtown real estate pie was the patio for the much loved Meridian Cafe. And now - hmmmm what is that awful smell?

Image something beautiful and living.

Blog Guelph: Reflection In Art Deco

Reflection In Art Deco, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Imagine if all the buildings in downtown Guelph were restored to such a beautiful state.

Just imagine....

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Blog Guelph: Morgan's Red Maple

Morgan's Red Maple, originally uploaded by corbeau_du_nord.

After our wee hiccup on Blog Guelph yesterday, it seems you might actually be getting a double posting all in one day. Lucky ducks.

Now I know the leaves haven't really turned yet but I thought I'd prepare and delight you with this one from our man corbeau_du_nord. Click on his pic and the others to delve into their photographic worlds, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Autumn, coming to a tree near you....

-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: Tree gliding

Tree gliding with flare, originally uploaded by TheGiantVermin.

Blog Guelph: "The Last Stand" book launch

"The Last Stand" book launch, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

A last reminder that tonight is Peter Kelly's book launch, 8pm at The Bookshelf's ebar. Come see our famous local author live and witness the beauty of his ongoing show, Sol.i.tude.
Ah, trees trees trees. Ecosystems and trees. We can never pay too much attention to this...

Blog Guelph: bush trail 23

bush trail 23, originally uploaded by fadedgenes.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Blog Guelph: Don't Have A Cow

woodlawn cow, originally uploaded by cool-baby.

One of the beautiful things about technology that continues to amaze me is just how fragile it can be.

Take Blog Guelph for instance. Sure Downtown Lynn and I dutifully blog a plethora of digital images five days a week for your viewing pleasure. And gratefully, you in turn flock to our url to see said photos.

It all happens so smoothly that we begin to believe that just like the rising and setting of the sun, Blog Guelph will always be waiting for our pleasure.

And then - something happens with the - technology - and wham bam sorry man, click and refresh all you want - you ain't gonna get anywhere cause anywhere has been swallowed!

Used to be that I would 'have a cow' when cyber shit hit my fan. Now - well, I go outside and look for the sun.

Please enjoy today's series brought to you by a talented team of Guelph photographers. Click the pics.

Sue Richards

A special thanks to Barking Dog Studios for sifting through the cyber poop and restoring Blog Guelph.

Blog Guelph Blog Guelph Abducted

Our Lady Again, originally uploaded by 1Freek.

Blog Guelph: Where Blogs Go.....

Devils Lair, originally uploaded by RavenGirlPhotography.

Blog Guelph: Swallowed By The Sky

We Found an Opening, originally uploaded by ~Stingrays~.

Blog Guelph: Where Do You Stand?

Boots And Hearts, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Blog Guelph: Maybe or May Be Not!

may be, originally uploaded by downtown_lynn.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Blog Guelph: Long Gone

Long Gone, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Here we have Friday's lone Gem of the Day from uber photobug,
Peter Kelly.
Have a lovely weekend all....

-Downtown Lynn-

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Blog Guelph: Walking!

Walking!, originally uploaded by TheGiantVermin.

Many many lifetimes ago I was a crazy young runner and a beautiful lad named Terry Fox stole my heart. I had the great fortune to meet Terry at Nathan Philips Square when he blew through Toronto on his massive odyssey across Canada.
While this is hardly the "AlternaNews" we like to discuss here at Blog Guelph, it is important to note that this Sunday is the annual Terry Fox Run. People will run. walk, ride to raise funds for cancer research in honour of Terry's Marathon of Hope.
Like me, you may not be a joiner. You may choose to forgo one of the many public events, may not even raise any funds at all. But risking a preacherly tone, I'd like to plant this seed of an idea in your minds: walk, run, ride, dance for that matter this Sunday BECAUSE YOU CAN. Help someone else who can't. Be grateful that you are here and are able to move on this earth.

Haven't got the proper footwear? Perhaps these 6 fab photogs will lend you a pair.....
-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: Pretty Red

, originally uploaded by sunday chores.

I believe sunday chores is not only a new addition to the Blog Guelph crew, but she may (?) be our youngest. As with all others, click on her pic to find out what she's all about.

Blog Guelph- Shoe Tree

Shoe Tree, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Blog Guelph: Worn

Worn, originally uploaded by Dave Noyle.

Blog Guelph: The wedding shoes

the wedding shoes, originally uploaded by Accordion Chick.

Blog Guelph: Feets

feet, originally uploaded by jenn-e.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Blog Guelph: City of Guelph Seeks New Slogan

vegatables, originally uploaded by cool-baby.

The City of Guelph head honchos are retiring our rather dated and dull village logo and slogan and making way for a crisp new look and a trio of potential slogans that YOU can have your say about.

If you click on this link, you will be able to view and vote on two new logos and three new slogans - which I will offer up here just in case this encourages you further. You never know - one may just jump out and bite yah!

City of Guelph - Vibrant
City of Guelph - Experience Creativity
City of Guelph - Makes a Difference

As a way of warming you up to the task, I proudly present today's series of sign, logo and slogan photos from around our fair and fun filled town.

Photographer Cool-Baby provided the 'sign of vegatable' photo for today. Click on any photo on Blog Guelph to see more images by the image maker.

Sue Richards

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.