Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Blog Guelph: Chocolate Frozen Yogurt & Coffee

Well, too busy for Made in Guelph today, and I have 60 kms on the road tonight! I was looking through these photos and I realized a number of them really made me think of ice cream, which made me want ice cream, so perhaps Francesca's photo will fill that craving! Hope you have all enjoyed your days in the sun without the heat!


Blog Guelph: More Polaroids

More Polaroids Originally uploaded by Krista Kruger

Blog Guelph: ball game blurrr

ball game blurrr Originally uploaded by crevicehead

Blog Guelph: Flower

Originally uploaded by wilford78

Blog Guelph: Astilbe 2

Astilbe 2 Originally uploaded by M Pod

Blog Guelph: Everything Is Wrong

Everything Is Wrong Originally uploaded by Krista Kruger

Blog Guelph: Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird Originally uploaded by 1AGFOXXX

Monday, June 28, 2010

Blog Guelph: Green

, originally uploaded by wilford78.

You can't escape the green here in Guelph, and today's post is filled with the colour. The rain yesterday, and last night, and probably all day today, will keep green in our midst for some time.
I hope you enjoy these photos. I didn't get past the first page of the Guelph flickr group. For one thing there is a lot of green, which is what I was looking for, but darn there is a lot of captured beauty in the flickr groups.

Oh, and I need to get some of those garlic scapes, (Chris' photo) to make this pesto!
Have a great day!

Blog GuelpH: Speedy reflection

Speedy reflection, originally uploaded by spaceamoeba.

Blog Guelph: Astilbe

Astilbe 1, originally uploaded by M Pod.

Blog Guelph: Garlic Scapes

Garlic Scapes, originally uploaded by ►chris◄.

Blog Guelph: busy busy

busy busy, originally uploaded by maxwell.ajs.

Blog Guelph: Cucumber Coils

Cucumber Coils, originally uploaded by Krista Kruger.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Blog Guelph: Planes!

Planes!, originally uploaded by ►chris◄.

Look! Look! It's an earthquake. No it's a tornado. No - it's summer in Ontario and this is our 'sweet as strawberry pie' Gem of the Day by our super fotogher Chris.

Yes it has been an exciting weather week in G-town. Hopefully the coming of the full moon on Saturday night will settle Mother Earth's nerves for a while.

If you're looking for U-Pick berries, Fergus Gardens is getting rave reviews. It is 2 km north of Fergus on 6, if you're interested.

It's summer. Be easy.

Sue Richards

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Blog Guelph: Heron at Riverside

Heron at Riverside, originally uploaded by Mike Bosma.

There is nothing like a soy milk latte in the afternoon. I don't often have one this late in the day, but today I felt was a two kind of day.

I want to share this link with you, from Keith Loutit who is a tilt shift, time lapse photographer. I even love the music, by Vital, he has playing during his personal section of his site. Enjoy Vital here!

Have a great day!

Blog Guelph: Empty Walls

Empty Walls, originally uploaded by ►chris◄.

Blog Guelph: Aspire

Aspire, originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy.

Blog Guelph: Church of Our Lady

Church of Our Lady, originally uploaded by felixtrio.

Blog Guelph: Maltese Cross

82/365 Maltese Cross, originally uploaded by M Pod.

Blog Guelph: Speedy

Speedy, originally uploaded by spaceamoeba.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Blog Guelph: Fresh Fig

Fresh Fig, originally uploaded by CAFREL.

Francesca posts delicious food shots. When I saw this first fig shot, I thought of the lone fig I have on my tree out back. The squirrels have managed to tear the rest off, and take a few bites if any on some of the figs, and then leave it for me to see. I've heard the reason squirrels bite into fruit, like tomatoes is because they are thirsty. They don't like the taste of tomatoes but when desperate they'll chomp on them for moisture. So, I leave a bowl of water out all summer. There's never a stolen tomato.

The fig tree will just have to be netted for the next crop.

Here's another recipe I made yesterday. It's the second in a row from this blog, that I've tried. The sandwich she writes about just might be the third.

Reading the rhubarb post got me thinking of my own rhubarb story. My Nanny, is what we called my Gran, had a huge patch at the back of her house by the garage, and we would leave with a stalk after every summer visit. Sitting in the back seat of the car loving the sour taste, and savouring every bite, with my legs burning from the vinyl of the seats is the short part of my rhubarb story.

Have a great day everyone!

Blog Guelph: The Green Man

Face in Ivy, originally uploaded by felixtrio.

Blog Guelph: Silver confetti

Silver confetti, originally uploaded by crisscrossgirl.

Blog Guelph: Framed, by the wall

Framed, by the wall, originally uploaded by crisscrossgirl.

Blog Guelph: magnified by rain

magnified by rain, originally uploaded by crevicehead.

Blog Guelph: Cat

Cat, originally uploaded by CAFREL.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Blog Guelph: On Books

Made in Guelph - Firda / Firda Beka

On Books Originally uploaded by firda

I am beyond thrilled today to feature the work of Firda Beka whose work stays with you long after you have viewed it. I have long admired so much of Firda's work. Her photographs are not about the camera, or the film, or the developing, but about an amazing, sensitive, and personally relevant response to the world around her. I feel she thinks not of her viewers when she shoots, processes, and posts, but only to the authentic representation of her recorded experience. It is not her technical fluidity that engages me with her work, but how she effortlessly uses her skills and tools to craft some beautifully emotive images. Her use of natural lighting to convey mood is masterful, folding the feel of late afternoon sun into emotions her images inspire and memories they evoke. There is a respect and sense of integrity that inheres her work, perhaps owing to the organic nature of shooting in her own way for her own reasons. Firda's work inspires you to know, in your own way, about your own things. If you have yet to follow Firda's work, I would suggest you do it soon, and a rainy and gray day is perfect for the pondering it will begin.

Hope you are all having a wonderful day,


Blog Guelph: Daisies

Daisies Originally uploaded by firda

Blog Guelph: Bird Bath

Bird Bath Originally uploaded by firda

Blog Guelph: The Last Pumpkin

The Last Pumpkin Originally uploaded by firda

Blog Guelph: Magnolias

Magnolias Originally uploaded by firda

Blog Guelph: Trees, Glorious Trees

Trees, Glorious Trees Originally uploaded by firda

Blog Guelph: Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms Originally uploaded by firda

Blog Guelph: Magnolias

Magnolias Originally uploaded by firda

Blog Guelph: Behind the Stormy Sky

Behind the Stormy Sky Originally uploaded by firda

Monday, June 21, 2010

Blog Guelph: Passing Rain

Passing Rain, originally uploaded by M.N.D.B..

I woke up this morning, thinking and saying out loud, why can't it be Saturday. More sleep, I need more sleep, please!

Anyway, up I am, and I'm going to tell you about a dessert I made this weekend.
There are strawberries and ginger and icecream, and an alcohol called pimms. If you don't want to use pimms, I think a little orange juice and some grated peel would work. This is a dessert that is quick to put together and is a big wow in the taste department.

I made my own ginger syrup, and only because I couldn't find any in the grocery store. I did find candied ginger, which I normally have on hand for tossing in banana bread.

The first time I tried Pimms was downtown at Atmosphere in a drink with lemonade and cucumbers, on a scorching day.

Have a great day everyone! It looks to be a beauty!

Blog Guelph: trail through field

trail through field, originally uploaded by kim/ber.

Blog Guelph: Downtown

DSC_0174, originally uploaded by scratchedcornea.

Blog Guelph: water drop petal

water drop petal, originally uploaded by steelers_#1fan.

Blog Guelph: Aliums and roses

Aliums and roses, originally uploaded by J. Saper.

Blog Guelph: Summer lies before us

Summer lies before us, originally uploaded by spaceamoeba.

Blog Guelph: yellow

DSC_0171, originally uploaded by scratchedcornea.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Blog Guelph: The Family

The Family, originally uploaded by felixtrio.

It's been awhile since I featured the 'bare naked' family that live in our fountain in St. George's Square - what controversy that stirred up in its day. Oh me, Oh my, what would the children think??!!! And now - well - does anyone even notice?

Please enjoy today's beautifully captured Gem by felixtrio.

This should be a snap! The 2nd Annual Guelph-Wellington "Summer in Swing" Photography Contest is now officially open!

From now until July 2, submit your finest photos of summer in Guelph-Wellington County for a chance to win the grand prize: two weekend passes to the 2010 Hillside Festival, taking place July 23-25 at Guelph Lake. Click the link for everything you need to know.

After 22 years as Executive Director of Guelph Arts Council, Sally Wismer is retiring! To celebrate her contributions to the organization and the larger community, the Board of Directors is hosting an informal reception on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at River Run Centre. The public is warmly invited to drop between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to share memories with Sally. Official remarks will begin at 5:15 pm.

Today is grand folks. Dig it deeply.

Sue Richards

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Blog Guelph: Tiniest hopper I've ever seen...

I started this post in the morning and here it is the afternoon. I hope your day is going well and you're able to enjoy some sunshine. It's glorious out there, and a shame to be sitting here typing. I'm out of here again, and I'll catch you all next week.
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