Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Blog Guelph: Church of Our Lady - Inside

Inaction Sampler, originally uploaded by TheGiantVermin.

Greetings from Guelph on this bright and breezy Wednesday.

Today's photo tour steps INSIDE one of Guelph's finest features, the lovely Church of Our Lady.

Several of today's pics are a result of the Guelph Flickr Photography Club's recent field trip - which coincidentally is meeting tonight. The club that is.

If you're keen to join the club or attend the meeting, give this link a tap.

And also because it's Wednesday, here's a reminder to tune into Royal City Rag - hosted by the talented Jan Hall on the CFRU.FM air waves - 93.3 at 6pm tonight. Featuring the Pantry Café Friday Night Sing-a-long Warm-up with Sam Turton, Jane Lewis, Heather MacRae, Monique Vischschraper, Jan Hall and anyone in the CFRU hallway. Of course car riders and home singers are welcome to join in.

Ah yes Wednesday.... the beloved apex of the week. A lotta church, a little singing and if you live here, a lovely last day of April to enjoy.

Best viewed with an eye for detail.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Church Of Our Lady

Church Of Our Lady, originally uploaded by ben benvie photography.

Ain't she grand!

Fine art prints of this image are available at Ben Benvie Photography.

Blog Guelph: Look Way Up

ceiling, originally uploaded by rdaw.

The Church of Our Lady sports a lovely ceiling. Click this link for architectural details.

Blog Guelph: Let the Spirit Move You

wavy, originally uploaded by rdaw.

Click this link for details about the Church of Our Lady stained glass.

Blog Guelph: Devote

hamlet, originally uploaded by rdaw.

Click this link for details about the Church of Our Lady statues.

Blog Guelph: The Alter Cross - Church Of Our Lady

Church Of Our Lady, originally uploaded by 1AGFOXXX.

If you don't live in Guelph but you are hankering for a tour - click here for a virtual visit.

Blog Guelph: Church of Our Lady - The Watcher

Blog Guelph: Pew Row

Church #4, originally uploaded by Monkey Hunter.

Blog Guelph: Our Ladies Cross

Church #1, originally uploaded by Monkey Hunter.

Remember to visit us tomorrow for our regular Thursday feature - Made in Guelph.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Blog Guelph: One Missing Piece

One Missing Piece, originally uploaded by AbandonedAccounts.

Good Tuesday All,

For some reason a variety of photos depicting empty chairs and benches caught my eye today.
League of the Empty Chair.
Curious that.
So despite the wonderings why, I'm going to run with this visual theme.
Or sit with it, so to speak.

These are 9 spectacular shots - thought provoking, open - perhaps a wee bit lonely too?
Whichever way you look at it, today you are in for a treat of the seat on the street.

(click, ClicK, CLICK on a pic)

-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: Go have a seat out back

Go have a seat out back, originally uploaded by rdaw.

Blog Guelph: Old Seat

Have a Seat, originally uploaded by JohnnyBallgame.

Blog Guelph: In the Pink

, originally uploaded by Mr. Mikey Mike.

Blog Guelph: Pew

Blog Guelph: Squinting

Bokeh #9 - Squinting, originally uploaded by ARebbs.

Blog Guelph: Downtown Seats

seats, originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy.

Blog Guelph: Seat

seat., originally uploaded by eye-see.

Blog Guelph: Have a seat

Have a seat, originally uploaded by Royal_Rivers.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Blog Guelph: Happy Canada Goose

It's Monday.

We finally have April showers and much cooler temperatures in this spring-that-seems-like-summer season. The birds are very happy. Trees are bursting forth and nature is putting on a show.

I've rustled up seven pics to help with your mood today - just in case you're Monday has you down like my Monday has me.

Best viewed with a steamy cup of Earl Grey tea with a gob of sweet milk.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Red Trillium

Red Trillium1, originally uploaded by G. Norsworthy.

Blog Guelph: Moo

, originally uploaded by Mr. Mikey Mike.

Blog Guelph: White

DSC03273, originally uploaded by digitalambitions.

Blog Guelph: Daffy

courage, my love., originally uploaded by downtownlynn.

Blog Guelph: Smile Kid

Blog Guelph: Forsythia

Forsythia, originally uploaded by cool-baby.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Blog Guelph: Local Boy Does Good

Local Boy Does Good, originally uploaded by RavenGirlPhotography.

Gem of the Day

Meet Billy.
11 years old, doing something really great.
Please click on RavenGirl's photo here to read all about it.


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Blog Guelph: One from Dad

one from Dad, originally uploaded by dje-graphs.
Welcome to Thursday's
Made in Guelph

Today we bring you the photography of dje-graphs, also known as Doug England.
This photo, however, was taken by his father some years ago.
Here is what Doug had to say about this shot:

"Yes my father was an amateur enthusiast photographer. He taught me in the beginning. I grew up in his darkroom at his feet. I still have his 4x5 Crown Graphic, 4x5 DeJur Enlarger, Brownie Box camera and other items. He shot a few weddings back in the day (well for you that would be way way back in the day) I added this photo to my profile section since it is the image that started it all for me."

There you have it.
An inspired two fistfuls of photos from Doug himself follows.
Sit back and enjoy the ride....

-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: Spring Morning Magnolia

Spring Morning Magnolia 01, originally uploaded by dje-graphs.

Blog Guelph: Pond reflections

pond reflections, originally uploaded by dje-graphs.

Blog Guelph: James

James01, originally uploaded by dje-graphs.

Blog Guelph: Misty Row

Misty Row, originally uploaded by dje-graphs.

Blog Guelph: Landing Pad

Landing Pad, originally uploaded by dje-graphs.

Blog Guelph: Stacked

stacked, originally uploaded by dje-graphs.

Blog Guelph: Insomnia

insomnia, originally uploaded by dje-graphs.

Blog Guelph: Fence Pole

fence pole, originally uploaded by dje-graphs.

Blog Guelph: Olden Doors

UA door 01, originally uploaded by dje-graphs.

Blog Guelph: Teasel

thistle, originally uploaded by dje-graphs.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Blog Guelph: Happy 181st Birthday Guelph

, originally uploaded by downtownlynn.

Greetings and salutations blog surfers - I'm delighted to report that today is Guelph's birthday!

Please break into the Happy Birthday song now.

Founded April 23, 1827 by John Galt - which means John chopped down a big tree and claimed our beginning - Guelph didn't officially became a city until April 23, 1879, - the 9th city in Ontario - with a whopping population of 10,000.

To help with the celebration, may I encourage all of you to dust off your birthday girl/guy crowns and hit the street. After all, Guelph is us and we are Guelph.

Then check out these cool eleven pics - some old, some new - with links that might just inspire you.

Best viewed with a big slice of carrot cake - with too much cream cheese icing.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: The Perfect Birthday Gift

campus sentinels 9444, originally uploaded by blairware.

What does one get a city that has so much?

Guelph will never have too many trees. So - why not plant a tree(s) for Guelph's birthday!

Get affordable, locally grown, native trees here.

Blog Guelph: The Guelph Community Foundation

Lomo Fountain, originally uploaded by Dave Noyle.

Got a creative idea to make Guelph's future brighter that needs some funding? The Guelph Community Foundation is now accepting Grant Applications for:

-children & youth;
-the environment;
-arts & culture;
-scholarship awards.

Blog Guelph: Doors Open Guelph

Old Guelph post office lomo, originally uploaded by Dave Noyle.

Get to know Guelph better by getting inside Guelph this weekend.

On Saturday, April 26, Guelph residents and visitors are invited to step inside some of Guelph's finest heritage buildings, many of which are not normally open to the public. Included in this year's locations is the former Post Office on Wyndham Street.

Doors Open Guelph 2008 is a free event.

Blog Guelph: Keeping Wellington Beautiful

, originally uploaded by freckle'sphotos.

Birthdays tend to inspire reflection - perhaps a historical overview of time passed and life lived. Luckily we have the Wellington County Museum and Archives to visit - either by clicking the link or taking a drive.

I'd recommend both.

Blog Guelph: The Old Library

DSCN1132, originally uploaded by sysfixr.

Blog Guelph: Silver Creek Park

silvercreek postcard, originally uploaded by Denim.

Circa 1960's?

Blog Guelph: Planting White Pines in The Arboretum

Circa 1907.

Blog Guelph: Saint George's Square

Saint Georges Square, Guelph, originally uploaded by sysfixr.

Then - Now

Blog Guelph: Guelph Lake

GUELPH LAKE, originally uploaded by janinastancu.

Click the pic for more paintings by this artist.

Blog Guelph: Love Guelph

Raining Hearts #2, originally uploaded by Monkey Hunter.

Because you can...

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Blog Guelph: Earth Day

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Happy, Happy Earth Day my kindred earthlings.

I don't have any links for you today, despite the abundance of earth-friendly things on the go. You'll no doubt discover your own form of celebration for today, as will I.

Immediately after this posting, the earthly and oh so groovy I plan on stepping outside, onto the very venerable earth, slide alongside the wafting breeze, kick off my office-gurl shoes and sink my toes into some spectacular squishing mud. Hopefully anoint my brain with some measure of reverence for a lucky life on this lovely planet in the hush of a favourite hidey-hole.
My alter-self otherness, however, will simultaneously dodge the buses, avoid human contact with a surrounding (and invisible!) force-field, sneeze a little with my newfound allergies...and so on.

All of it good, all of it a little slice of existence.

So have a fantastic Earth Day, check out these 6 gorgeous pics and click, click, click.

Blog Guelph: Hepatica

Hepatica, originally uploaded by corbeau_du_nord.

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.