Friday, October 31, 2008

Blog Guelph: Hallween Don'ts

Want A Apple Deary , originally uploaded by RavenGirlPhotography.

Happy Halloween Dearies!

Here's a great pic from Raven Girl to set the ghoulish tone for this special Halloween edition of One Shot Friday.

Click on her name to see what other treats she has to offer...

Be safe out there folks.

-Downtown Lynn-

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Blog Guelph: Through a lens, briefly

, originally uploaded by PaulaRussell.

It's Thursday folks, and clearly my "uploading slowly all afternoon" was kiboshed yesterday.
Forcefields beyond my control really.
So, a big apology for the tease of things to come that didn't.
Ms. Blogger, Sir Internet and little ol' me will endeavour to remedy this for you today.

Stupendous shots from woodsy women, scary shots to get you in the Halloween mood and others will be forthcoming shortly.

I promise.

-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: Something Wicked...

Blog Guelph: Get that skeleton some candy!

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: In your dreams...

In your dreams..., originally uploaded by ARebbs.

Blog Guelph: The Spirit Realm

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: Between the willows

between the willows, originally uploaded by dolly.girl.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Blog Guelph: Cedar

cedar, originally uploaded by digitalambitions.

Welcome to Wednesday's substitute blog.

Don't be mean to me now.

Our superstylin' Sue had to remove herself from the blogosphere today so I'm stepping in...

Thought I'd carry on with my theme of yesterday to round out Women's History Month and post a pile of woodsy shots from our stellar Guelph women photographers.

Stay tuned as I slowly upload one here and there over the afternoon...


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Blog Guelph: The world through the eye of a horse

Made in Guelph

Given that we're winding down Women's History Month, I thought it was important to feature a female photographer for today's version of Made in Guelph.

Crevicehead , AKA Erin, claims to have just picked up her camera recently.
Just one or two clicks on her photostream and you can hardly believe this is true...

She possesses the keen, sensitive eye of a pro - to which these 6 attest.

Thanks Erin!

-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: What's in a reflection?

what's in a reflection?, originally uploaded by crevicehead.

Blog Guelph: Chickadee

chickadee, originally uploaded by crevicehead.

Blog Guelph: Lake reflections

lake reflections, originally uploaded by crevicehead.

Blog Guelph: Mushrooms

mushrooms, originally uploaded by crevicehead.

Blog Guelph: Wildflower

wildflower, originally uploaded by crevicehead.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Blog Guelph: Sumac

Till The End My Friends, originally uploaded by ~Stingrays~.

Good Monday ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the last week of weather wild October.

Today's half dozen shots pay tribute to the power and detail of a well composed close-up. I'm not so good at technical photographic speak, but I do know what I like in an image. Close-ups usually get the nod.

The Guelph Photographic Club is meeting Tuesday, October 28th, 2008; at 7:00 pm at The Woolwich Arms. Half of the back room will be reserved for the gathering. This club is dedicated to helping beginners and intermediate photographers improve their skills through regular get-togethers, general discussion and field trips.

Oh - and beer drinking too.

All are welcome.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Hosta

2008 10 24, originally uploaded by vaneramos.

Blog Guelph: Prayer

DWNTWN_IMG_5576, originally uploaded by stubz photo.

Blog Guelph: Jack

DSC_1442, originally uploaded by miska.randhawa.

Blog Guelph: Petal

Blog Guelph: Fungus

ledges, originally uploaded by digitalambitions.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Blog Guelph: What's on your fridge?

what's on your fridge?, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

Greetings Friends of Friday.

Today's single pic packs a creative punch for you to wrestle with if you so choose. Clever Mr. VW Busman has posted the following "What's on Your Fridge PHOTO CHALLENGE" for you to play with - along with this example of his rather busy fridge door.

How To Play

1. Go to your kitchen and take a picture of your fridge. Don't try to move stuff around or prep the photo, just shoot.
2. Make sure some of the stuff in readable and it can be identified as a fridge. ie. logo, handle, etc.
3. Post that picture with NO editing.
4. Post these instructions with your picture.

Then, add it to the group: And tag it with "mymessyfridge"

Have fun - be fun - enjoy your weekend.

Sue Richards

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Blog Guelph: Golden Years

Golden Abstract, originally uploaded by kirk white.

A Golden Thursday to you all.

There's much to do on this upcoming gorgeous weekend - and please note the positivity boldly staring down November....

You could go see a Golden Oldie in the form of a play at The Guelph Little Theatre entitled,
" Come Back to the 5 & dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean".

Or perhaps be enchanted by the musical stylings of our local laddie, James Gordon playing tomorrow night a the River Run Centre.

I think I might try to eke out a moment of silence ( golden, right?) immediately after I listen to this Bowie classic, Golden Years.

Whop Whop Whop

-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: Silence is Golden

Shine for Me, originally uploaded by Altering Sight.

blog Guelph: The Golden Rule

golden leaves, blue sky, originally uploaded by D J England.

Blog Guelph: Golden Gate

More Golden Corn, originally uploaded by clinton.tonge.

Blog Guelph: Happiness is a golden poem

the leaf, originally uploaded by digitalambitions.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Blog Guelph: Things Are Looking Up

Happy Wednesday to you,
Happy Wednesday to you,
Happy Wednesday,
Happy Wednesday,
Happy Wednesday to you.

Today's six spectacular pics plus a smattering of fallish quotes and poetry are yours to behold on Blog Guelph fair cyber surfers - please ride the wave of creativity by clicking into each photographer's photostream.

Further and most importantly, I must extend a BIG thank you to the 83,637 unique visitors that have stopped by BG 153,103 times so far this year. You fuel our tank.

And, it's thrilling to know that we've got fans from all over the world: Geo Visitors Map. Who knew that Guelph would be so popular!

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: The Big Blow

, originally uploaded by Denim.

That night was the turning-point in the season. We had gone to bed in summer, and we awoke in autumn; for summer passes into autumn in some imaginable point of time, like the turning of a leaf.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Blog Guelph: Fade to Grey

before sunrise bokeh, originally uploaded by D J England.

Autumn wins you best by this its mute
Appeal to sympathy for its decay.

Robert Browning (1812-1889)

Blog Guelph: Gathering Leaves

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Gathering Leaves
by Robert Frost

Spades take up leaves
No better than spoons,
And bags full of leaves
Are light as balloons.

I make a great noise
Of rustling all day
Like rabbit and deer
Running away.

But the mountains I raise
Elude my embrace,
Flowing over my arms
And into my face.

I may load and unload
Again and again
Till I fill the whole shed,
And what have I then?

Next to nothing for weight,
And since they grew duller
From contact with earth,
Next to nothing for color.

Next to nothing for use.
But a crop is a crop,
And who's to say where
The harvest shall stop?

Blog Guelph: Autumn Maples

morning fall colour 03, originally uploaded by D J England.

By Archibald Lampman (1861-1899)

The thoughts of all the maples who shall name,
When the sad landscape turns to cold and gray?
Yet some for very ruth and sheer dismay,
Hearing the northwind pipe the winter's name,
Have fired the hills with beaconing clouds of flame;
And some with softer woe that day by day,
So sweet and brief, should go the westward way,
Have yearned upon the sunset with such shame
That all their cheeks have turned to tremulous
Others for wrath have turned to rusty red,
And some that knew not either grief or dread,
Ere the old year should find its iron close,
Have gathered down the sun's last smiles acold,
Deep, deep, into their luminous hearts of gold.

Blog Guelph: The Key to Life

Ready to leave the nest, originally uploaded by ~Stingrays~.

In autumn, when the leaves are brown,
Take pen and ink, and write it down.

Lewis Carroll - 1832-1898

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Blog Guelph: Hoodride Bug

hoodride bug, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

Made in Guelph
a Blog Guelph invention

A frigid Tuesday all.
I guess that's that then, huh?
The leaves are being blown away by the malevolent November winds.

I think I just saw snow.

No more bare feet, no more G and T's on any patio anytime soon.

To warm you up, however, we delve into the wondrous world of vw-busman, AKA Chris Iwanowski.
You really should click on his photonom above to read a pinch about who the man really is and to be led further astray by his blog, Busman Chronicles, as well as his web2 roll.
(Is that some kind of sushi?)
Man, this guy is wired!

Avoiding the tech talk myself, I'll tell you this much:
Chris likes anything VW.
He has 2 great kids and an awesome partner -who are but 4 dogs in a creative stew of a business called Barking Dog Studios.
He's recently come out on top of a treacherous couple of years.
He'll photograph anything and everything. And well.
He's a positron, a bit of a nerd (but in a good way, in the way other nerds look up to...), an intelligent and passionate community dude.
But most of all, I like Chris because we share a love of all things pie.
Tis true.

Clickety click on this pile of nine that barely scrapes the surface.

-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: Cherry pie

cherry pie, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

Blog Guelph: Long tall shadow man

long tall shadow man, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

Blog Guelph: Red sunset

red sunset, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

Blog Guelph: Brushed daily

brushed daily, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

Blog Guelph: Please be seated

please be seated, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

Blog Guelph: Through the trees

through the trees, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

Blog Guelph: Rainy days

rainy days, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

Blog Guelph: Fall drive ~ on the road

fall drive ~ on the road, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Blog Guelph: Letting Go

Untitled, originally uploaded by Chris [Clare Photography].

Greetings on this fresh, drab October Monday.

If ever there was a season for mediating on the practice of letting go - the fall of fall would be it.

It is well understood by meditators world wide that our attachment to everything staying the same is at the top of the list of 'things that cause misery in our lives'. Cultivating an attitude of 'so be it' releases our grip which in turn opens the door to fresh energy and a more realistic experience. Life is dynamic. Holding on does not make it less so. Instead our holding causes tension and stress.

Letting go - Letting go - Letting go.

Today's six pic series serves to illustrate nature's big let go, or in some cases the appearance of holding on to the bitter end despite the odds.

Should you want to formalize your own meditation experience, check out the Guelph based Insight Meditation Retreat Schedule.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: The Last Leaf

Blog Guelph: Release

Stray, originally uploaded by The Keith.

Blog Guelph: Going Home

going home, originally uploaded by blairware.

Blog Guelph: Rest

"the birch" - djs, originally uploaded by Davey S.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Blog Guelph: Night Fall

autumn nights, originally uploaded by digitalambitions.


It's the end of a short, full moon fueled week.

And this is One Shot Friday - featuring this moody Quebec Street night shot by DigitalAmbitions.

As Downtown Lynn reported yesterday - Guelph is awash with artist tours this weekend - The Guelph Studio Tour and The Guelph Arts Festival. For a soul filling, imagination stimulating, creative juice squeezing good time - get yer arse downtown.

But before you go - click the pictures and links in this blog to discover the cyberside of Guelph.

Sue Richards

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Blog Guelph: Light

Light, originally uploaded by corbeau_du_nord.

Apologies for posting late on this treacherous Thursday.

But fear not dearhearts....the news is good.
What more could I offer you than a most artsy weekend - downtown to boot?!
The 23rd annual Guelph Studio Tour will delight all your senses. Click on this link for a peek at the brochure and more.

Don't stop there - the first weekend of a two-pack - The Guelph Arts Festival can be found in Old Quebec Street too.

Yikes! Harvest goodies at the market, then straight to all that art...good, goodtimes.

To celebrate all that beauty, here's 6 lovelies for you to view...

Be well

-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: Stalker

fall corn, originally uploaded by D J England.

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.