Monday, June 30, 2008

Blog Guelph : The Lazy Eramosa River

On a canoe, originally uploaded by AbandonedAccounts.

Happy end of June fellow blogosphere friends. Today's four post Blog Guelph effort may inspire you to actually duplicate the action captured in each fotog.

Don't have a canoe - don't fret. For a reasonable fee - $12.00 on weekends and $10.00 through the week, you can rent a boat for an hour at the kiosk set up by the Boathouse Tearoom (Gordon Street and the river) and head up or down the Eramosa.

Thinking ahead - for those of you planning to celebrate Canada Day tomorrow, here's an anthem refresher for you.

Oh, Canada
Our home and native land,
True patriot love
In all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts
We see thee rise,
The true, north, strong, and free.
From far and wide
Oh Canada
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land
Glorious and free.
Oh, Canada we stand on guard for thee,
Oh, Canada
we stand on guard for thee.

Sue Richards

Click the pics.....

Blog Guelph: Stang

Stang, originally uploaded by RavenGirlPhotography.

The Guelph Mustang Drive-In is currently featuring WALL-E and THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN.

Blog Guelph: Stone Kisses

Stone Kisses, originally uploaded by RavenGirlPhotography.

The Donald Forster Sculpture Park boasts over 30 installations - which you can wander through anytime free of charge - is located at the MacDonald Stewart Art Gallery (corner of Gordon and College).

Get a park map here.

Blog Guelph: Guelph Canada Day Festivities

View one of a church, originally uploaded by Nirai Kanai.

July 1 is Canada Day - which means Downtown Lynn and I will be off singing Oh Canada and not blogging. Instead of spending the day on-line, you may want to hustle your family to Riverside Park for a full day of summer activities like pony rides, face painting, duck races and a petting zoo.

Here are some of the scheduled events you can enjoy.

2pm -Live Music

3pm- Mega Mutts Dog Show

4:45pm Citizenship Re-Affirmation Ceremony

6pm- Overtones - Ladies Chorus

7pm- Royal City Big Band

9pm- Guelph Dignitaries Address

9:15pm- Dream Home Winner

9:45pm Fireworks

Friday, June 27, 2008

Blog Guelph: Riverside Park Floral Clock

, originally uploaded by Denim.

I know I know.

I did said no more Friday postings for the summer.

But with next week being short - July 1 is Canada Day - I felt compelled to offer one.

Gem of the Day

So here you have it - Guelph's working and constantly changing floral clock photographed by the talented Ms. Denim. You can catch a glimpse of the clock by driving by on your way to the Woolwich Street Beer Store. Or you can pull into Riverside Park and do a walking tour of the gardens.

Have a swank weekend. See you Monday but not Tuesday.

Sue Richards

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Blog Guelph: Don't Mess With Sam

Don't Mess With Sam, originally uploaded by Ithomas29.

Welcome to Thursday's
Made in Guelph

Good Thursday all,

Today we feature the gorgeous photography of Ithomas29 AKA Ian Thomas.

I truly don't know much about this keen eyed laddie.
So we'll just let these 10 superb shots speak for themselves.
I do wonder though, is he 29?

-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: Little Stones

Little_Stones, originally uploaded by Ithomas29.

Blog Guelph: Tree

Tree_2, originally uploaded by Ithomas29.

Blog Guelph: Goldie Mill

Goldie_5, originally uploaded by Ithomas29.

Blog Guelph: Osprey

Osprey_GL_2, originally uploaded by Ithomas29.

Blog Guelph: Sun Breaking Through

Sun Breaking Through, originally uploaded by Ithomas29.

Blog Guelph: Bridge

Bridge_4, originally uploaded by Ithomas29.

Blog Guelph: Bridge

Bridge_2_1, originally uploaded by Ithomas29.

Blog Guelph: Forgetful - not

RBG_6, originally uploaded by Ithomas29.

Blog Guelph: Cans

Cans_12, originally uploaded by Ithomas29.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Blog Guelph: Heavenly Sky

june 009, originally uploaded by missgillian.

Greetings Guelphites and fellow cyber-surfers from afar. Today I'm dishing up a batch of simple pics to ease your busy Wednesday minds into a state of lazy daze of summer.

If you've ever spent time watching a field of tall grass dance with a gentle breeze or lying on your back cloud gazing, you'll know how delightfully soul filling such simplicity can be.

And so it is my pleasure to offer up 8 pics for you to meditate on as you plug your way through the weeks apex - plus one fun capture for a chuckle.

There is news too. For instance, The Guelph Photography Club is meeting tonight - Wednesday, June 25th at 8:00 pm at The Albion Hotel. Do feel free to attend.

And we have two new blogs on the roll: Green Home Hints and Lauren - Everything and Anything. Of course you'll remember to tune into Royal City Rag tonight at 6pm on CFRU 93.3fm. And I'll bet your chomping at the bit to find out how Gareth Lind's last panel of Weltschmerz is going to end. That finale my friends will be yours tomorrow.

Lastly - my pal Rebecca is offering $50.00 off a home cleaning by her company Green Sweeps Canada . Check out her ad on the top right. Believe me when I say they do a bang up job and leave your home smelling fresh as summer.

Enjoy everything you can and then some. Click the pics.......

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Land of Imagination

Where is Horton ?, originally uploaded by RavenGirlPhotography.

Blog Guelph: Come Hither Sweet Grass

blowing field grass bokeh, originally uploaded by D J England.

Blog Guelph: Posture Perfect

shoot me now, originally uploaded by downtownlynn.

Blog Guelph: Afternoon Water Droplets

Afternoon Water Droplets, originally uploaded by compscigrad.

Blog Guelph: Emotive Sky

Blog Guelph: Chew Me

2008 06 24, originally uploaded by vaneramos.

Blog Guelph: Dreamy

, originally uploaded by PaulaRussell.

Blog Guelph: Rock Is Dead

rock is dead, originally uploaded by RavenGirlPhotography.


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Blog Guelph: Morning Clematis

morning clematis, originally uploaded by D J England.

Happy Perfect Tuesday all,

Today I'd like to focus (har!) on a photographic method seen more and more these days.
And who better than the stellar photogs of Guelph Photography Club to illustrate such fine examples of such beautiful fuzz. I do believe they engage in "Bokeh Wednesday", so we've got a jump on them today it seems...

But what exactly is bokeh you say?
Here's a couple of pieced together definitions to help clear (har!) things up.

Bokeh: (disambiguation)
The blurry, un-focused background of a photograph DUE TO LENS BLUR **from close focusing**.
Bokeh describes the quality of out-of-focus areas of an image. The word “bokeh” (pronounced as boh-keh) comes from the Japanese word “boke” which means fuzziness. Bokeh isn’t the depth of field itself, but the way this unsharpness (usually the background) is displayed on a picture. A lens has good bokeh if the out-of-focus areas are pleasant and don’t distract from the subject. The shape of the aperture of a lens has a influence on bokeh. Lenses with more blades in the aperture diaphragm tend to result in more “round” bokeh.

There you have it. Now sit back and enjoy these 10. Oh, the blur!
Best viewed with your reading glasses perched atop your nose.
Or not.

-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: Afternoon Bokeh

afternoon Bokeh, originally uploaded by D J England.

Blog Guelph: Foosball

foosball, originally uploaded by iMac neil.

Blog Guelph: Dreamy

, originally uploaded by PaulaRussell.

Blog Guelph: Bokeh Bouquet

Bokeh Bouquet, originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy.

Blog Guelph: Green Mouth

Green Mouth, originally uploaded by ARebbs.

Blog Guelph: The Forest

The Forest, originally uploaded by ARebbs.

Blog Guelph: After the rain

after the rain 1, originally uploaded by D J England.

Blog Guelph: Broken Glass

Bokeh #18 - Broken Glass, originally uploaded by ARebbs.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Blog Guelph: Southern Ontario

grazing, originally uploaded by D J England.

Howdy to another week of photographic adventuring around Guelph and the surrounding countryside. Today's lucky 7 pics feature our agricultural roots and the rolling landscape that surrounds our fair city.

Farm land photography tends to be easy on the eyes, impose simple lines, big space and lots of sky. Oh and cows - pretty, big headed cows get the nod too.

Please take your time on this first Monday of summer. The slower you go the longer summer will last.

Best viewed while sucking on a blade of hay.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: How Now Cow?

cows 2, originally uploaded by john j murphy.

Blog Guelph: You Live in a Barn?

Barn, originally uploaded by AbandonedAccounts.

Blog Guelph: The Farm

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: Ear Today

Mooo, originally uploaded by AbandonedAccounts.

Cows like being photographed.

Blog Guelph: Rural Roots Artscape

, originally uploaded by Mr. Mikey Mike.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Blog Guelph: The Smell of Summer

Smell the flowers, originally uploaded by TheGiantVermin.
"The Friday Ryder"

Ryder dog has a nose for summer, which at long last arrives in Guelph at 6:59pm today by my rudimentary calculations. As a result, there are a pile of parties happening around town both tonight and deeper into the weekend. If you're free and unfettered and looking for action, snoop around Facebook for party crashing details.

BTW - Blog Guelph will be adopting summer habits for the next few months - which is to say we're scaling back to 4 days per week - Monday to Thursday.

Now then, click the pic to see the progress of Ryder's vanity project, celebrate the new season's dawning and appreciate something simple. It's summer in Guelph!

Sue Richards

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Blog Guelph: Apple

Apple, originally uploaded by K.Jane.

Welcome to Thursday's
Made in Guelph

Today I have the distinct pleasure to introduce one K.Jane, also known as - well - KJane.

This woman will take her camera with her everywhere! Trust me.
She is a true documenter of the life around her (as any good librarian should be) and a great support to all of us photo hopefuls out there. She's also one of the finest neighbours a girl could hope for.

So sit right back and view the lovely world of KJane with these 7 gorgeous shots...

-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: Stand of trees

Stand of trees, originally uploaded by K.Jane.

Blog Guelph: Tulips

tulips, originally uploaded by K.Jane.

Blog Guelph: Sugar maple tag

Sugar maple tag, originally uploaded by K.Jane.

Blog Guelph: Belfountain

belfountain, originally uploaded by K.Jane.

Blog Guelph: Spring flower... Hepatica acutiloba

Blog Guelph: Hillside office lineup

Hillside office lineup, originally uploaded by K.Jane.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Blog Guelph: Guelph Peeps

Downtown Guelph, originally uploaded by John Q6.

So then.

Today's dozen Flickr fotos expand on yesterday's Downtown Guelph theme with the addition of one key ingredient - people. Yes besides all the pretty stone and mortar, Guelph currently boasts a population of 127,872 and is considered the 5th fastest growing city in Ontario. Not that I think fast is good - I'm just saying what I know.

For other fascinating facts about the folks in our cute and creative village, check out the Guelph's Wikipedia listing. Or cruise through our blog roll to really get to know who makes this town tic.

Please click every link and image you can during your visit to BG and you'll learn more than you ever imaged about Guelph.

That's Gwelf folks. Doesn't rhyme with anything.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Movin' in Downtown Guelph

Downtown Guelph, originally uploaded by John Q6.

Blog Guelph: Sunday Service

Sunday Service, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

People that believe in 'gosh' also believe in 'heck'.

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.