Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Blog Guelph: Mornin' ?

2009-06-15 095, originally uploaded by one hundred watts.


The greatest laugh about today's Made in Guelph is that it was supposed to be all about the early morn, the lovely dawn and such, but now here it is almost 4pm.
I promise not to drone on about "meetings" again.
Suffice to say, I got waylaid. (And not in the good way)

Here you have it then, for what it's worth.
5 gorgeous shots from one hundred watts

thanks 100!
the rest of you, look again in the morning...

-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

2009-06-25 015, originally uploaded by one hundred watts.

Blog Guelph: Wake up Sleepyhead

2009-06-22 016, originally uploaded by one hundred watts.

Blog Guelph: One Tree Hill

2009-06-25 001, originally uploaded by one hundred watts.

Blog Guelph: Sunny Daze

2009-06-25 070, originally uploaded by one hundred watts.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Blog Guelph: Bubbly

Bubbly, originally uploaded by Rob Bowman.

Greetings and Salutations!!

Happy Monday.

Joyous June.

Super Summer to you all!

Dear Donna will be assuming my blogging duties for July while I take an extended break. I'm weary from being ill and need to unplug to recharge.

Enjoy today's random selection of brilliant pics by Guelph's finest photographers. Wander through the archives. Click any image for an even larger experience. You will be delighted!

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Stretching Out

Stretching Out, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Blog Guelph: Slurpeeeeeeee

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: Secret

, originally uploaded by Pah Print.

Blog Guelph: Music In The Park

Music In The Park, originally uploaded by 1AGFOXXX.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Blog Guelph: Perpetuation

Perpetuation, originally uploaded by Molly Motmot.
Gem of the Day

It's summer, and you know I'll take the melting heat for photos like this of Molly's!
Stay cool, and if you're heading to Pride in Toronto, bring a water bottle or two. Many moons ago, I fainted into a policeman's arms with a little case of dehydration. I have learned my lesson. :)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Blog Guelph: Testing.....

Testing..., originally uploaded by kellyhughes1970.

Summer in G-town is as easy as 1-2-3!

All you need to do is get yourself to a shaded patio, Guelph Lake, Lyon's Park pool or the banks of the river before you melt. 'Tis hot, hot, hot for sure, sure, sure!

Be cool - be very cool.

And - click the pics.....

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Sing

Sing, originally uploaded by ICT_photo.

Blog Guelph: Summer Haze

Blog Guelph: Be

Busy, originally uploaded by Molly Motmot.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Blog Guelph: I'm a Fish, I'm a Fish, I'm a Fish in a Dog Suit

Story Time!
Yesterday, walking through the park I heard howling coming from the corner of the park where there is a bit of a little woodland area. At first I thought baby, and then cat in heat, and then wounded animal. It was a distance away, and the crying stopped for a minute while I stood and listened, waiting. I started walking, and then it started again. There was no way I could continue walking, wondering the worst.
I thought well, if it's a cat in heat, the clover on the hill will make a nice photo. The crying became fever pitched, high above my head. There, up nice and high is a cat stuck in the branches. hmmm. Then I hear trickling and leaves being splashed with urine. Kitty was up there a while. The howling continued after the release of fluids. What to do? What to do?
A few minutes pass, while I think I should walk back to ask the girl on the step to use her phone. On the other side of the park someone else hears the cries, and bikes over. This someone is stronger and more daring, and decides to scale the tree. At first there was a little humming and hawing over his cell phone, and there was a ladder that was just a tad on the short side, before the daring jump from one branch to another.
By the final few shimmies up, along comes the owner, the girl on the step! We find out the cat was up there for over a day, and he's an indoor cat. Saved! From the bottom of the tree it looked like he was saving a human. The cat hung over his shoulder, and didn't move the whole way back down.
My favourite visual of this story is the end. We stood as a group on the hill, talked for a few minutes, and then all went in exactly opposite directions. The sun was shining. The day had just begun, and anything was possible.

I'm also going to leave you a link on strawberries. I've yet to have an Ontario strawberry this season, and after reading this, I will savour them big time.
Enjoy this glorious Wednesday, friends!


Blog Guelph: Metal Cat

DSCN9931, originally uploaded by scratchedcornea.

Blog Guelph: Black Cat 2

Black Cat 2, originally uploaded by JohnnyBallgame.

Blog Guelph: Puppy Eyes

DSC_0382, originally uploaded by scratchedcornea.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Blog Guelph: Rockwood - Mill Ruins

Rockwood - Mill Ruins 2, originally uploaded by Dave Noyle.

Welcome to Tuesday's Made in Guelph-ish.

We're going to extend our reach a bit today, and visit some scenery that lies within the GGA (Greater Guelph Area) with the help of our old friend Dave Noyle.

He's one of my faves and here's why.

From his Flickr profile..."Taking photographs gives me a reason to wander aimlessly."

Here comes a handful of other reasons why....

-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: Rockwood - Dirty Daisy

Rockwood - Dirty Daisy, originally uploaded by Dave Noyle.

Blog Guelph: The sky is waiting

Guelph - The sky is waiting, originally uploaded by Dave Noyle.

Blog Guelph: Rockwood - Hunting Heron

Rockwood - Hunting Heron 2, originally uploaded by Dave Noyle.

Blog Guelph: Rockwood - Primeval

Rockwood - Primeval, originally uploaded by Dave Noyle.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Blog Guelph: Some Like It Hot!!

HMB!, originally uploaded by © Clare Photography.

It's one shot Monday folks - too hot to be anywhere but submerged - impossible to blog underwater.

Soooo.... Drink this in - it's SUMMER!

Sue Richards

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Blog Guelph: The Ward

, originally uploaded by oliverstreetphoto.

I'm continuing my trek with more photos of another favourite building and a fab one of the coolest corner in The Ward. I wish I knew this store back in the day. I can picture myself sitting on the step eating a popsicle if they sold them, or a pepperette, or maybe a hunk of cheese.
For a little while when I moved here, the glass windows were covered with ticket stubs and stickers, and a little piece of history I pined for. Hello, Freddie Mercury at the Maple Leaf Gardens for $9.50!?

It's Thursday, overcast, and dreary, but a perfect day for black and white film wandering through The Ward.


Blog Guelph: the ward IX.

the ward IX., originally uploaded by owenmcc.

Blog Guelph: the ward I.

the ward I., originally uploaded by owenmcc.

Blog Guelph: Chemtura For Sale

Chemtura For Sale, originally uploaded by oliverstreetphoto.

Blog Guelph: Welcome to The Ward

Welcome to The Ward, originally uploaded by oliverstreetphoto.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Blog Guelph: The Ward

, originally uploaded by emilyclaire..

This morning I trawled the Guelph pool looking for photos of The Ward, and specifically this building. It's a favourite of mine, and I love walking down this street. I haven't quite used every camera I have on it, but close. ;)
I'll leave you with a beauty of a song a friend on facebook and flickr posted. I think you'll enjoy.

Blog Guelph: Rain like Tears

Rain like Tears, originally uploaded by cinnamon gurl.

Blog Guelph: The Ward - Last Rays

The Ward - Last Rays, originally uploaded by Dave Noyle.

Blog Guelph: For the Good of the HooD

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Blog Guelph: Spring Memory

Spring Memory, originally uploaded by kellyhughes1970.

Made in Guelph

It's a beauty day out there and this shot just takes my breath away.
It also perfectly illustrates my state of mind today - fully aware of the gorgeousness of it all, yet it lies somewhere beyond my reach. Beyond focus.
Oh well, that's my problem - you lot just go enjoy it.

Enjoy it with a shot or five of loveliness from one Kelly Hughes, our featured photographer today.
I was lucky enough to meet this talented lass at Sue Richards very special evening this past Saturday. Kelly was instrumental in organizing the huge array of photos donated to our awesome cause by members of the equally awesome Guelph Photography Club.
Cheers to you all.

And hooray to Kelly for cheering me up today.

-Downtown Lynn-

*** Addendum! This just in!***

While Kelly was most helpful the evening of the big event, Doug England and Alan Norsworthy logged many hours towards pulling off this Guelph Photography Club aspect of the fundraising effort. Credit where credit is due!

Blog Guelph: Centre of Attention

Centre of Attention, originally uploaded by kellyhughes1970.

Blog Guelph: Lookout

Lookout, originally uploaded by kellyhughes1970.

Blog Guelph: Meadow

Meadow, originally uploaded by kellyhughes1970.

Blog Guelph: Ready To Explode

Ready To Explode, originally uploaded by Krista Kruger.

Blog Guelph: Tart

Tart, originally uploaded by kellyhughes1970.

Check out Kelly's website, Food is Good which is wonderful!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Blog Guelph: Manx On Banjo

Manx On Banjo, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Saturday night was something else. The rest of the weekend I floated through. It's amazing what music can do to bring people together and keep them there even later.

And I finally met Sue! Woot!

Here are a few musical links to get you through this sunny Monday.

Harry Manx: You can purchase, and listen to your heart's content. Listen to I'm on Fire, on In God We Trust, and I do believe you'll be hooked.
Tannis Slimmon: Here's her myspace page and her website. Edmonton has to be my favourite. Sad, but so good.
Brenda McMorrow: Here's her myspace page and her website.
Cartwheel galaxy is lovely.


Blog Guelph: Tongue & Bass

Tongue & Bass, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Blog Guelph: Sue's Benefit - Harry Manx

Blog Guelph: Emcee Jane

Emcee Jane, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Blog Guelph: Out Of Time

Out Of Time, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Blog Guelph: Tannis Slimmon & The Uplifters #3

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Blog Guelph: Harry Helps Sue

Harry Helps Sue, originally uploaded by Sue Richards.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Blog Guelph: On My Windowsill

On My Windowsill, originally uploaded by digitalambitions.
Gem of the Day

With all the blooming going on it's easy to to miss a houseplant's show. This plant of Valerie's, the hoya, likes a pot bound environment and a little neglect. I think the neglect of mine, while I fuss with the tomatoes, is the reason it is blooming.

Have a great weekend, and there's a lot going on this weekend with the multicultural festival, and something special tomorrow.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Blog Guelph: Red

Red, originally uploaded by Molly Motmot.

Like Donna pointed out yesterday, poppies are everywhere in Guelph these days. The coolish weather has helped extend their usually short public life.

As you might expect, at Guelph's' McCrae House "the poppies grow". Wednesday afternoon tea is served in the gardens too.

It's a double bill of loveliness waiting for you.....

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.