Friday, May 29, 2009

Blog Guelph: in bloom

in bloom, originally uploaded by crevicehead.
Gem of the Day

I'm a little late today. It must be because of my daydreaming with the sun.

I did a quick search to see what is going on this weekend, and came up with Celebrate Tourism Week and get to know Guelph and Wellington County better. Things don't really get under way until the third, but there are some ideas for this weekend on the list. I've never been to the Donkey Sanctuary. Every year I say this is the year. So, maybe this weekend is. :)

Also a heads up for Clean Air Day, Wednesday June 3, 2009. The city is offering free bus rides on all transit routes from 5:40am to 9:15pm.

Have a fabulous weekend!


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Blog Guelph: St Georges Square 1913

St Georges Square 1913, originally uploaded by dietlein.

Today we're going back - way back - to an earlier time in Guelph's history thanks to photo sleuth dietlien.

As I look at the splendor of this old postcard, I really wish the wrecking ball had not been invented!!

If the following images wet your whistle for more, the following link will lead you to a pile of old photos.

Happy history.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Guys

Downtown Guelph, originally uploaded by dietlein.

Blog Guelph: Drummers

Drummers, originally uploaded by dietlein.

Blog Guelph: Young Pioneer Couple

Young Pioneer Couple, originally uploaded by dietlein.

Blog Guelph: Time to Read

Time to Read, originally uploaded by dietlein.

Blog Guelph: St Georges Church

St Georges Church, originally uploaded by dietlein.

Blog Guelph: Guelph Family

Guelph scene, originally uploaded by dietlein.

Blog Guelph: Gals

Stone House, originally uploaded by dietlein.

Blog Guelph: Buy Victory Bonds

Buy Victory Bonds, originally uploaded by dietlein.

Blog Guelph: On the Swing

On the Swing, originally uploaded by dietlein.

Blog Guelph: Going Buggy

Group with Buggy, originally uploaded by dietlein.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Blog Guelph: Not the Ugly Duckling

Not the Ugly Duckling, originally uploaded by Molly Motmot.

I made butter this past weekend. It was goat butter, and I don't think I've made food any easier. I remember my mother making butter when I was a kid. We bought a litre of milk daily from a friend, and I was in charge of running down over the hill to get it. What my mother didn't know was, I was skimming off the top, lying in the long grass. Sigh. Ok, back to the butter. It seemed like forever that I would see her churning with a wooden paddle. Me, it took 10 minutes of shaking a mason jar of cream. I'm pretty sure my mother didn't toil for too long, but as a child everything takes forever.
If you do try making butter, I'm pretty sure you need to make no knead bread to put it on.

I also made pickled grapes. Someone on my facebook page said, pickled grapes = jam? This is different, and it is seriously good. It's pretty simple too.

We have a ton of gorgeous photography in the pools on flickr. I have to restrain myself and not take everything for my blog posts. Clicking on these photos will take you to the rest of the story in the photographer's stream.

Blog Guelph: Flowers

Flowers, originally uploaded by Angela (and Gruber and Brandon!).

Blog Guelph: reflection

2009-05-23 012, originally uploaded by one hundred watts.

Blog Guelph: blooms

IMG_0789.JPG, originally uploaded by personality_dialysis.

Blog Guelph: coral bells

Align Center
coral bells, originally uploaded by crevicehead.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Blog Guelph: Waterfall

Waterfall, originally uploaded by owencherry.

Made in Guelph

for Tuesday, May 26th 2009

Today we'll focus in on owencherry, a lad who takes some great music shots for Trepid Records and a whole lot more to boot.

I've just grabbed a smattering along the more floral lines for today's post because, well, it's spring after all...
Oh, and a shoe too. And a truck.
But mostly flowers up close and personal.
He does see so much more than this however.
So don't fence him in, clickety click on any old pic and enter the world of Owen Cherry.

-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: Super Stylin'

_-3, originally uploaded by owencherry.

Blog Guelph: Straw Head

_-5, originally uploaded by owencherry.

Blog Guelph: Mellow Yellow

_-6, originally uploaded by owencherry.

Blog Guelph: Abandoned

Abandoned, originally uploaded by owencherry.

Blog Guelph: Fire

_-7, originally uploaded by owencherry.

red shoe delight

IMGP0676, originally uploaded by owencherry.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Blog Guelph: Just Dandy

Yellow and Yellow, originally uploaded by digitalambitions.

Welcome to another dandy day in Guelph.

I've been doing a heap of Wiking about town lately and have noticed the bumper crop of dandelion's the city is sporting. Personally, I feel friendly toward the edible beauty- so much so that today's photo series features multiple perspective of the plant. But if you don't love them - these links might offer you some dandelion busting strategies.

University of Guelph Prof Discovers Secret to Reducing Dandelion Population

Or/and - the City of Guelph is pleased to offer the Healthy Landscapes - Landscape Assessment Program, designed to assist residents and local business in establishing low water use and natural pesticide-free outdoor environments. Book yours at the link.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Dandedelic

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: Bring Your Dandelions To Blow Away

Blog Guelph: seed

seed, originally uploaded by digitalambitions.

Blog Guelph: Carpet

Blog Guelph: Fuzzy

Fuzzy, originally uploaded by firda.

Blog Guelph: Determined Dandy

Dandy, originally uploaded by brandelicious.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Blog Guelph: They Grow So Fast

They Grow So Fast (May 18, 2009), originally uploaded by Mr Mikey Mike.

Welcome to your Gem of the Day!

Have a delightful weekend all....


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Blog Guelph: dew-be dew-be dew

dew-be dew-be dew, originally uploaded by downtownlynn.

Greetings from gorgeous green Guelph.

Today's series of stunners feature a smattering of various green-ness - like emerald, sea green, seafoam, olive, olive drab, pea green, grass green, apple, mint, forest, lawn green, lime, spring green, leaf green, aquamarine, beryl, chartreuse, fir, kelly green, pine, moss, jade, sage, sap and the ever popular viridian.

Be calm - be cool - be restful.

Be outside.....

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Lush

Meander, originally uploaded by kellyhughes1970.

Blog Guelph: Dandelion

Dandelion HBW, originally uploaded by Davey S.

Blog Guelph: Spring Water

Spring Water, originally uploaded by digitalambitions.

Blog Guelph: Field of Green

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: Alive

2009-05-16 152, originally uploaded by one hundred watts.

Blog Guelph: Hidden treasures

Hidden treasures, originally uploaded by stephanie_dearing.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Blog Guelph: HBW

_-9, originally uploaded by owencherry.

A gorgeous Wednesday all!

Big thank you to Denim for spotting my Made in Guelph yesterday. It appears that meetings wait for no one, not even Blog Guelph.

So today I'm going to take a hyper-focussed yet fuzzy around the edges look at a six pack of bokeh shots.

HBW (Happy Bokeh Wednesday) people!

-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: Flowering Lichen

Flowering Lichen, originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy.

Blog Guelph: Some-Kind-of-Plant Bokeh

Some-Kind-of-Plant Bokeh, originally uploaded by Davey S.

Blog Guelph: reflection bokeh

reflection bokeh, originally uploaded by D J England.

Blog Guelph: wire fence

wire fence, originally uploaded by crevicehead.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Blog Guelph: Going...

Going..., originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Made in Guelph

Our downtown Lynn, is gearing up for a super busy day, and so I am doing the Made in Guelph series today.

I'm pretty sure Peter has been featured more than once here on Blog Guelph, but here he is again!
If you're interested in seeing Peter's photos up close check them out at the Alma gallery downtown. His photography will be hanging, along with other photographers, until May 31st.

Peter, also put into motion a photography club here in Guelph, along with other photographers. Tomorrow is the first official meeting, and also when I will be doing a presentation on my photography. Here's the thread on flickr where the group needs a head count for proper seating, and also where you'll find all the details.


Blog Guelph: Three Dwarves

Three Dwarves, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Blog Guelph: White On Blue

White On Blue, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Blog Guelph: Framed

Framed, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Blog Guelph: Flea Marketing

Flea Marketing, originally uploaded by owencherry.
Gem of the Day

I haven't been to the Aberfoyle Market in a few years, but that might change this weekend. The last time I was there, while I was in the washroom, a lady asked me if I found any cameras yet. For a second I thought, does she know me from flickr, but then realized there were no photos of myself in my stream. It was all a little creepy, until she said she had a booth, and she knew exactly what I was looking for. I was a woman on a mission.
Have a great long weekend!

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.