Friday, February 29, 2008

Blog Guelph: Later, February

soaking up sun..., originally uploaded by lio2006.Liz.

Friday's Gem of the Day

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Blog Guelph: Calm Before The Storm

Blog Guelph: Fogline

Fogline, originally uploaded by Chris (aka photocbear).

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Blog Guelph: The Tail End of February

Woof!, originally uploaded by TheGiantVermin.

Welcome to Wednesday.

Today I turn to our beloved and skilled 'The Giant Vermin' for inspiration on how to make it through these last stubborn days of Frosty #^%*# February. Do click on his photos and by all means check out his vanity project from last year. The man's mind is masterful.

I spoke with a Montreal friend yesterday that claimed his city will be introducing a new snow removal system soon. It's called April.

Let's hope Guelph is so lucky.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Climb the Walls

Blog Guelph: Go Crazy

Bookends, originally uploaded by TheGiantVermin.

Blog Guelph: Relieve the Pain

A Day for Headaches, originally uploaded by TheGiantVermin.

Blog Guelph: Get Creative

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Blog Guelph: Known to many as the home away from home


Home is where the heart is.
Home Sweet Home.
Homeward bound.
Sweet home Alabama.

So many notions of what home means to each of us.
Have a look-see at the various homes discovered in Guelph and environs - or at least what some call home.

Blog Guelph: Mi Casa es tu Casa.

-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: Stone Haven

Stone Haven, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Blog Guelph: Stately

o christmas tree, originally uploaded by deathtothehorror.

Blog Guelph: My New Winter Home

My New Winter Home, originally uploaded by corbeau_du_nord.

Blog Guelph: Movin' on up

Movin' on up, originally uploaded by ~Stingrays~.

Blog Guelph: Better Days

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: 264 woolwich

264 woolwich, originally uploaded by cool-baby.

Blog Guelph: This old house

this old house, originally uploaded by digitalambitions.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Blog Guelph: Spring Forward

Alternate route to Guelph, originally uploaded by woodygraphs.

Greetings this Monday morning and welcome to a day of cyber summer on Blog Guelph.

Allow me to flash back to what will be our future - a future of green lushness, bold colours and bare flesh. Yes despite being stuck in 'leap month' for an extra day/eternity, I have faith, oh yes indeed I do believe that winter will end and our frozen bones will thaw.

Spring, summer and fall will return fair Guelphites. The snow will go. Amen.

Please enjoy today's set of seven summery Guelph shots taken by the talent that swims in the Guelph Flickr Pool. Best viewed in bare feet and short sleeves, sucking back a beer.

Sue Richards

PS: I changed the Blog Guelph COMMENT setting to 'EVERYONE' - sorry it took so long.

Blog Guelph: Spring Speed

Taken on the Speed River by the River Run Center.

Blog Guelph: Dance Me Outside

Dance Me Outside, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Taken in Exhibition Park during the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival.

Blog Guelph: Golden Speed River

Blog Guelph: Perky Tulip Tree Flower

Perky Tulip Tree Flower, originally uploaded by Sue Richards.

I have 4 of these trees in my yard - all grown from seed by the late Henry Kock.

Blog Guelph: Hop Scotch Hop

Hop Scotch Hop, originally uploaded by Sue Richards.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Blog Guelph: Holy Protection Mother Of God Ukrainian Catholic Church

, originally uploaded by ben benvie photography.

Friday's Gem of the Day is by Ben Benvie Photography. Ben happened to catch this shot when he looked over his shoulder while photographing the lunar eclipse in Eramosa River Park .

Looking back can bear fruit.

Sue Richards

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Total Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse, originally uploaded by ben benvie photography.

Ah the dripping red orb, the magic of the heavens.
Scratch that.....I'll let Thomas Hardy wax poetic about last night's spectacular lunar eclipse and spare you the pain.
Clearly there was a handful of us out there freezing their wee fingers off. Just take a gander at these 7 fab shots, then click on each one to see where in the world they can lead you.

At a Lunar Eclipse

By Thomas Hardy

Thy shadow, Earth, from Pole to Central Sea,
Now steals along upon the Moon's meek shine
In even monochrome and curving line
Of imperturbable serenity.

How shall I link such sun-cast symmetry
With the torn troubled form I know as thine,
That profile, placid as a brow divine,
With continents of moil and misery?

And can immense Mortality but throw
So small a shade, and Heaven's high human scheme
Be hemmed within the coasts yon arc implies?

Is such the stellar gauge of earthly show,
Nation at war with nation, brains that teem,
Heroes, and women fairer than the skies?

-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: So Far Away

, originally uploaded by ben benvie photography.

Blog Guelph: In the Beginning

In the Beginning, originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy.

Blog Guelph: Halfway

Halfway, originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy.

Blog Guelph: Almost total

Almost total, originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy.

Blog Guelph: Lunar Eclipse 2 - Feb 20, 2008

Lunar Eclipse 2 - Feb 20, 2008, originally uploaded by Dave Noyle.

Blog Guelph: Trip the Light Fantastic

Total Eclipse, originally uploaded by Shacklady.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Blog Guelph: The Art of Winter

2706, originally uploaded by lio2006.Liz.

Welcome to a sunny yet frosty, sky blue Wednesday in Guelph.

Please consider today's nine post series like a visit to Mother Nature's Gallery of Art. Note the careful crafting of the various winter materials - snow, frost, ice - and the skillful use of tools like gusting wind, low light and various shaped surfaces. Know that each image is in transition, never to look the same way twice and eventually designed to disappear completely.

Best viewed with a cup of gourmet coffee or tea. Biscotti optional.

Sue Richards

Please click on the photo's and links on this blog to discover even more coolness about our fabulous city and the folks that make it groove.

Blog Guelph: The Art of White

Snow Day #3, originally uploaded by Monkey Hunter.

Blog Guelph: The Art of a Storm

Respite From The Storm, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

The Albion Hotel, known center of the universe.

Blog Guelph: The Art of Frost

frost-3, originally uploaded by blairware.

Blog Guelph: The Art of Nature

That Chickadee Feeling, originally uploaded by FinsterBoy.

Blog Guelph: The Art of Winter Wind

City Hall, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Guelph City Hall on Carden Street

Blog Guelph: The Art of Light

Morning Shadows, originally uploaded by dje-graphs.

Blog Guelph: The Art of Cold

Snowy Swing, originally uploaded by personality_dialysis.

Blog Guelph: The Art of Snow

crowned, originally uploaded by blairware.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Blog Guelph: Winter Crack

Crusty, originally uploaded by gdnArch.

Welcome to post Family Day Tuesday.

There is little stirring in my frozen, wind swept mind today so I'll cut right to the chase.

A picture is worth 1,000 words. Here's 7,000 for you.

Best viewed under a duvet with a flask.

Please. Try not to choke.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Waiting to be Found

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: Waiting For Spring

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: Freeze Your Butt

Frozen Bench, originally uploaded by ben benvie photography.

Blog Guelph: Bench Time

marooned, originally uploaded by blairware.

Blog Guelph: Waiting to Play

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Blog Guelph: Check Mate

checkmate, originally uploaded by blairware.

Fabulous Friday mates.

It's sunny, half way through February and the eve of our first winter long weekend thanks to Family Day. A light at the end of the snow filled tunnel? Perhaps.

I'm breaking from tradition today with three pics - definite gems - all with a certain snow vibe. Might just as well show the stuff off as complain about it I figure. I say this now of course. My moods do swing in winter.

And - lovely Downtown Lynn is in a big flurry of activity for the next while so her Tuesday/Thursday presence may be hit and miss. I'll do my best to fill her talented boots and keep you amused with photo picks from the Guelph Flickr pool.

To enhance your viewing pleasure may I recommend you dive into a big thermos of spiked hot chocolate.

Sue Richards

Click the pics, blog links and display ads for more of pretty much everything.

Blog Guelph: Road Freshner

Fresh, originally uploaded by ~Stingrays~.

And now for some Breaking News.

"Guelph - The University of Guelph will launch its web-based "Zerofootprint" calculator Friday February 15, at 11 a.m. on the main floor of the Library. The cutting-edge tool will allow people to measure their ecological footprint and reduce their collective impact on the environment."

Read the entire story at this link: Exchange Magazine.

Blog Guelph: Winter Palette

, originally uploaded by Denim.

I'll be back on Tuesday.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Blog Guelph: HVD

HVD, originally uploaded by Sue Richards.

Here is your stand alone pic of the day from none other than our lovely, dedicated and strong blogstress, Sue Richards.
From your heart to our hearts and right back to yours Sue.
Happy Valentine's Day!

-Downtown Lynn-

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Blog Guelph: White Out Winter

Braving the Elements, originally uploaded by firda.

Welcome to Winter Wonderland Wednesday.

Today's series of eight is a result of me nearing the end of my snow tolerance rope. Yes cabin fever is setting in folks and things might get a tad ugly.

To thwart such an outcome, I'm digging deep for anything that will help get me through the remaining days of 'the season that comes and stays'. Allow me to share some ideas that were inspired by our talented crew of Guelph Flickrites and the on-line world of Cyberville.

First off - there are a fine slew of smart, beautiful, interesting, funny and creative Guelph blogs listed in the Blog Roll in the right hand column. I regularly pop in on GrandFOGGER, and the very whimsical aislinn thomas, Guelph CEO Jim Estill, the Guelph Mercury gals that do city hall and the boys from the newsroom.

Every Thursday I read Gareth Lind's latest comic strip (his ad appears in the top left column) then cruise over to see what's shaking in Ward Two - a very prolific and informative effort by both elected ward reps.

With over 40 blogs that range from soup to nuts, me thinks/hopes you'll find a couple to suit your fancy.

And now, back to the weather.

Today's lead photo by Firda may inspire driving dread BUT to really grasp what it's like to share poor conditions with the 'not so wise' you really must check out funny man TJ O'Malley's post titled: Crazy winter driving video.

Best viewed with a bottle of booze. Your choice.

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.