Friday, November 30, 2007

Blog Guelph: Bubblicious

HPIM1078, originally uploaded by edhicken.

Friday's Gem of the Day

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Blog Guelph: On the right path

Pathway (revisited), originally uploaded by Andrew Faires.

Good Good Day People.

Did anyone get a chance to catch sight of the sunrise in our part of the globe this morning?
Out of this world I tell you.

I took it as a sign.
A sign that the sun will come out tomorrow.
I scrambled around the outside of my house in a vain attempt to grab a shot, but to no avail,
so I'm hoping that a few of you Flickr-heads may have caught this magnificence for a post tomorrow
hint hint.

Blogger appears to be having some hiccups so your full viewing pleasure may be somewhat staggered today.
Hang in there while I post some lovelies for our theme, " Winter, Lights & Music".
Speaking of, don't forget to come to downtown Guelph this Saturday for the seasonal celebration that is, funnily enough,

A free family skate, an EcoMarket in Old Quebec Street, a killer lineup on stage featuring The Great Wooden Trio, Nick Craine, Jesse Stewart, Drew McIvor, Katherine Wheatley, Jude Vadala, Jane Lewis,
The Funky Mamas and so much more.
Oh, and Santa too....
Just click on the link to see what else I have in store for you.

See you there,
-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: Downtown Celebration

office girl view #3, originally uploaded by downtownlynn.

Here's where it's all happening Saturday evening....just over to the right (in front of Old Quebec Street) you'll find the stage.
Smack dab in the middle, an ice-sculpting demonstration and to the left, 2 (yes 2!) horse & trolleys.
Dress cosy now, although you'll be warmed by the intensity of fun..

Blog Guelph: Winter

The Leaf, originally uploaded by fix.inpost.

Blog Guelph: Lights

candle lights and music, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

Blog Guelph: Lights

Moon and Star, originally uploaded by JohnnyBallgame.

Blog Guelph: Music

The Fall Of Music, originally uploaded by RavenGirlPhotography.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Blog Guelph: First Snow Storm

first storm, originally uploaded by blairware.


The bone chilling rains and dampness of November have given way to our first light but dramatic covering of snow in good old Guelph town. Yesterday's chaotic multi-faced weather front came at us from all directions and I quite expected to be buried in 'the white stuff' this morning. Instead we got dusted.

If there were such a thing as Actra Awards for months, November would definitely be honored with Best Drama Queen for her performance in The Eleventh Month.

For those of you coming to us from countries where snow is just a word, I hope you enjoy today's seven post series. To enhance the experience, try sticking ice cubes in your underwear before viewing.

Sue Richards

You do know that photographic pleasure awaits you if you click on the photograph.....

Blog Guelph: Waiting For Spring

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Could be a long wait dear friends....

Instead - you might want to check out the photography workshops and upcoming show at Flo.

Or attend the Festive Arts Schmoozefest ~ an informal networking and social occasion for the arts community on Tuesday December 4 • from 5 to 7 pm • River Run Centre ~ 35 Woolwich Street, Guelph.

Blog Guelph: Heeling Snow

"heel", originally uploaded by lio2006.

Blog Guelph: Yet Again.......

Off Edinburgh st,Guelph.., originally uploaded by cool-baby.

Blog Guelph: Snow Cover Quilt

meandering, originally uploaded by lio2006.

Pretty but not so warm....

Blog Guelph: Snow (is) White

Mary, originally uploaded by Andrew Faires.

No one is spared winter's wrath......

Blog Guelph: Rest in Peace

pause, originally uploaded by downtownlynn.

Mother Nature flung her foliage to the ground as she marched off the stage. Old Man Winter howled with pleasure.

And so it goes....

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Blog Guelph: Simple

, originally uploaded by Denim.

I have to admit, yesterday's fascinating slice of history, "How to iron a man's shirt" brought several things to light for me.

1. I still cringe when I hear the word Lady. I ain't no lady. This is evidenced by the fact that,

2. The only way I iron is to boil the kettle for tea and shake the wrinkles out.

3. Until the day I die, I don't want "many happy ironing days". There is just not enough time.

Well, now that we all - ok some of you - know how to iron properly, let's see if we can learn a thing or two from one stellar photographer that I've chosen to spotlight today.

Denim is a woman who, according to some of her admirers, imparts a sense of wonder into everyday things.
Magic into the mundane.
Viewing her photopool is akin to wandering into "A waking dream".

In light of my own selfish pursuit of simplicity today, in desperately seeking something achingly sublime (yes, I am a romantic), I present 7 shots from Donna Dobbin aka Denim.

Here's hopin' you could use a little of the same.

Oh, and I believe these are all taken with expired film but you'll just have to check out her photostream to find that out for yourselves...


-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: Tenacity

Kitchen window, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: Resilience

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: Leaving

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: Dreamy

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: At the Fore

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: Foggy River

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Blog Guelph: Monday is......Ironing Day

Welcome to the last Monday of November.

Yesterday I found this Guelph vintage "How to Iron a Man's Shirt" video clip on YouTube. It's a different, highly educational and perhaps a more quaint way to launch our week.

"Say ladies, it's ironing day at your house, but it can still be a good day."

~ Recorded around 1952, this 10-minute long 16mm film was produced by the Department of Public Relations of the Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph and the Information Branch of Ontario's Ministry of Agriculture and Food. ~

May your day be smooth and wrinkle free.

Press on......

Susie Homemaker Richards

Friday, November 23, 2007

Blog Guelph: Friday Morning Lecture

Friday Morning Lecture, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Friday's Gem of the Day

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Blog Guelph: Zeus and 3 Apollos

Zeus and 3 Apollos, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Enough with the sad and pitiful blogs of late...we are dragging ourselves down people!
No more Maudlin Mondays, Dank and Dour more shall we weep on Wednesday.

With this, somewhat bold and admittedly forced, meteoric rise of spirit, I offer you six, seven, maybe even eight photos of power and all that it implies.
Enduring spirits, hopefulness, strength, will, good health and lightness.....phew!
It's going to be a better day.
I promise.

To start us off today I extend to you the strength of Peter Kelly's 'Zeus and 3 Apollos'.

You might just need to give me the day as I slowly stagger these robust offerings....

-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: Angels on High

DSCN0866, originally uploaded by scratchedcornea.

Blog Guelph: Spiritual Healing

smudge1, originally uploaded by jenn-e.

Blog Guelph: Follow your Heart

, originally uploaded by Denim.


Blog Guelph: Light at the end of the tunnel


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Blog Guelph: Weeping Wednesday

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Welcome to Grim Weeper Wednesday.

Today we will take a cruise down the lazy River Denial - a place of natural beauty, warmth and fun times. At no time should you lookout your window or worse, step out into the soaking wet world that is Guelph.
Unless you want to that is - at Blog Guelph, choice is always yours.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Ho Ho Ho

Memories of Christmas Past, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Please get out your calendar and mark down these festive dates.

The very cool Go With The Flo Alternative Craft Show is slated for this Sunday, November 25 from noon until 5pm at Flo Creative Space, 260 Waterloo Avenue. If you're hoping to dazzle your loved ones with one of a kind gifts made by talented Guelph artists, then this show will serve you well. As a bonus, I'm told that Ms. Tannis Slimmon will offer a set of festive music somewhere around 4pm.

Of course what would Christmas in Guelph be without the Winter Lights and Music day and evening in Downtown Guelph. Bundle up your bunnies on December 1 and join in one or several family focused activities - all of which are outlined at this link.

Blog Guelph: Mother Nature Does Martha Stewart

Tri-color, originally uploaded by chona_p.

Blog Guelph: Monet Does the Speed River

tears of a clown, originally uploaded by downtownlynn.

Click the photo and see what happens.....

Blog Guelph: Running With Dogs

Running Dogs, originally uploaded by TheGiantVermin.

Blog Guelph: Get the Point

speed_river, originally uploaded by Sabina Naziri.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Blog Guelph: Birds on a Wire

Grainy Birds, originally uploaded by RavenGirlPhotography.

It seems we're on a roll here at Blog Guelph with our dampened November spirits, so let's just keep it coming.

Sue really had Maudlin Monday all wrapped up yesterday in a nice tidy package of pics depicting this lowdown state of mind, and me?
Well since the first two words I heard on the radio this morning were Overcast and Drizzling, I think we'll call this Dank and Dour Tuesday.

Oh, we're not trying to bring you down people, merely getting right into the gloom.
Celebrating it if you can - er - will.

So sit right back and check out these very moody 5 photos sure to get deep into your darkened souls.

-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: Solo

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: Fuzzy Logic

, originally uploaded by PaulaRussell.

Blog Guelph: Dark Times

Dark Times, originally uploaded by ~Stingrays~.

Blog Guelph: Beauty Fades

Beauty Fades, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Blo Guelph: The Monday Fog

november, originally uploaded by downtownlynn.

It's Monday yet again.

As a public service I'd like to offer several choices for approaching the often loathed beginning of the week. Of course this is a thinly veiled attempt to keep myself and Downtown Lynn afloat through the remaining soul sucking twelve days of November - but so be it. We are a self-help blog selfishly focused on ourselves.

The images for today include shots of yesterday's charming Guelph Santa Clause Parade, Hillside Festival 2007, Dance Hall Free For All, the infamous Dino from Dino's Athletic Direct and Brewster the smiling dog.

May your day be clear of fog.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Try This ~ Express Joy de vi

Praise, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Hillside Festival 2007.

Blog Guelph: Try This ~ Shrug and Surrender


Blog Guelph: Try This ~ Put on a Mask

Scary Devil Bird, originally uploaded by ~Stingrays~.

Guelph Santa Claus Parade

Blog Guelph: Try This ~ Show Some Teeth

Wolf Tryouts, originally uploaded by ~Stingrays~.

Blog Guelph: Try this ~ Rock on....

dancehall red for all, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

Rising Guelph talent, Dancehall Free fro All tear up the Salsateria.

Blog Guelph: Try This ~ Smile

Watching over me, originally uploaded by woodygraphs.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Blog Guelph: Morning Sun

Good Morning Sunshine!

In direct response to Sue's November blahs blog yesterday, I offer a ray of hope, a glimmer of warmth.
Let's face it, November is way harder than February.
But we'll try to change that with a sunnier view today.

If it's heat you're seeking, might I recommend two events this weekend that are sure to get your temperatures rising.
Another installment of Shivaboom will be held at The NEW Salsateria this Saturday night. If you like to shake your booty then get yourself up those stairs quick. In no time you'll be moving to the super-stylin' world rhythms of DJ Eccodek (the incomparable Andrew McPherson).

Alas, on the very same night, The Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival will be hosting their fall fundraiser at the Guelph Youth Music Centre. This will no doubt be a great event too. Witness top notch dance performances, be lulled by the sweet croonings of Josh & Andy from The Skydiggers, and dance! dance! dance! with Dance Hall Free For All.

I'll just bet if you tried hard enough, you could attend both these fiesta's. It's an under 5 minute run from one location to the other.
I know.

Whichever way you do it, do it with steam the rest of this November week.

"Lift my days, light up my life...."

-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: Eramosa River Sunrise

Eramosa River Sunrise, originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy.

Blog Guelph: Sunrise on track vertical

Sunrise on track vertical, originally uploaded by Rockin' Ray.

Blog Guelph: Sunrise over Guelph Lake

Sunrise over Guelph Lake, originally uploaded by gabe.toth.

Blog Guelph: Sunrise

Sunrise, originally uploaded by Memotions.

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.