Thursday, September 30, 2010

Blog Guelph: Guelph Parks

Guelph Parks

Originally uploaded by NaturesEssence
Guelph has an number of parks and open spaces throughout the city. They are great any season of the year; still in the winter as the snow falls, full of potential in the spring, packed with life and activity in the summer, and a showcase of colour in the fall. Hope you are lucky enough to squeeze some park-time into your day,


Blog Guelph: Preservation Park Guelph 1996

Blog Guelph: Preservation Park

IMG_0214 Originally uploaded by mrgm0083

Blog Guelph: Fall Walkway

Fall Walkway Originally uploaded by Cynikal.Mindset

Blog Guelph: Fall in Exhibition Park

Blog Guelph: Royal Park

Royal Park Originally uploaded by WeiWong

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Blog Guelph: cutrins

It's Black and White Wednesday on Blog Guelph!
cutrins Originally uploaded by changing_hue

Here are some beautiful black and white images produced by some amazing photographers. There is a unique presence to a subject presented in BW, one that is profoundly different when the same subject matter is presented in colour. The black of the black, the white of the white, and the range of greys in the mix really shape the feel of the image. Guelph has such a sensitive, reflective, vibrant, and sometimes gritty, vibe, one that lends itself so well to presentation in BW. Putting this post together has really inspired me to get out and photograph!


Blog Guelph: Black and White Chairs

Originally uploaded by Denim

Blog Guelph: second floor door

second floor door Originally uploaded by crevicehead

Blog Guelph: Not long for this world

Not long for this world Originally uploaded by cool-baby

Blog Guelph: Black and White Boxes

Originally uploaded by ARebbs

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Blog Guelph: Painted cannon

Painted cannon Originally uploaded by stray lemming

The University of Guelph cannon is a central player in an action of art happening on campus this week.  Long a fixture on campus, the cannon has been the infrastructure for many pranks and protests, routinely painted two and three times in an evening.  What a meditative process it must be to shift through physical remains of all that late night energy.  In stray lemming's photo, I can almost hear the laughter and the excitement in those drops of paint now dried.  I am looking forward to hearing about the outcome of this action.  
Hope you are all having a wonderful day,

Blog Guelph: overpainted

overpainted Originally uploaded by blairware

Blog Guelph: Flower Canon

Flower Canon Originally uploaded by Davey S

Blog Guelph: uofg7

uofg7 Originally uploaded by fadedgenes

Blog Guelph: Trojan Horse

Trojan Horse Originally uploaded by compscigrad

Blog Guelph: The Cannon

The Cannon Originally uploaded by melody2piano

Monday, September 27, 2010

Blog Guelph: speed river

speed river, originally uploaded by > dezsö <.

Grand Monday to you team - welcome to today's series of reflective photos by our talented team of pic takers.

There's a rare opportunity for you to be truly reflective at this upcoming, local, silent meditation retreat. Join Norman Feldman and Molly Swan for the weekend of November 19-21 or for a full week 19-26 at St. Ignatius Center and focus on "Fully Engaging with Life". Silence can be golden and rich.

May you ease into your week happily.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Enchanted Forest.....

Enchanted Forest....., originally uploaded by pannachagalla.

Blog Guelph: mirrored

mirrored, originally uploaded by blairware.

Blog Guelph: water runs

water runs, originally uploaded by eye-see.

Blog Guelph: Reflective

IMG_5627, originally uploaded by vaneramos.

Blog Guelph: Where the two Rivers meet

Where the two Rivers meet, originally uploaded by felixtrio.

Blog Guelph: Speedy River

Speed River, originally uploaded by Davey S.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Blog Guelph: flight

flight, originally uploaded by blairware.

They say birds of a feather flock together. Well today's pod of perfect pics gave me that feel, despite being quite different focuses.

This weekend is Culture Days in Guelph - officially. Frankly I think Guelph serves up a boiling stew of extraordinary arts everyday. Still, here's this weekends creatively rich menu for you to dine on.

Likely you've noticed the municipal election signs decorating our city. Election day is Monday, October 25th. All the details and more can be had at If you're interested in issues like drinking water and how we manage our garbage - both will be debated over the course of the campaigning period.

Let's think about what kind of city we want to hand over to the next generation, before we vote shall we?!

So like - Happy Post Full Moon Weekend.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Nice Ass - Spartus 35f

Nice Ass - Spartus 35f, originally uploaded by cool-baby.

Blog Guelph: All Star

All Star, originally uploaded by ►chris◄.

Blog Guelph: Apollo

Apollo, originally uploaded by Dom Cruz.

Blog Guelph: Couch

Couch, originally uploaded by ►chris◄.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Blog Guelph: Guelph Arboretum

University of Guelph Arboretum

DSC_0385 Originally uploaded by scratchedcornea

The Arboretum on campus is an amazing place to wander through, and a remarkable environment for photography. I have shot there for the past four years and am continually inspired by the niches revealed to me during different seasons, different lighting, and different paths. I have so many memories of photographing in the Arboretum, like the time at dusk near the golf course when I watch two dogs chase a deer only for the dogs to collapse at my feet while darkness settled in. Or the first time I stumbled upon the pond, or that boardwalk, or the rows of trees planted beyond the paths, or the field of exploding milkweed pods silhouetted by the setting sun... If you like being around growth, then I can't recommend enough a trip through the Arboretum. Perhaps I should do a weekly Arboretum series!
Hope you are all enjoying the brief resurgence of summer, I am getting antsy for full-on Fall!


Blog Guelph: /365 Arboretum Acorns - starting to feel like Fall

Blog Guelph: A Vertical Column of Leaves

Blog Guelph: Autumn Colours, Arboretum

Blog Guelph: Autumn in The Arboretum

Blog Guelph: Arboretum september 18, 2010

september 18, 2010 Originally uploaded by richie preiss

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Blog Guelph: Dried leaves

Fall Colours!

Dried leaves Originally uploaded by Nirai Kanai

Fall in Guelph is amazing. Growing up, Fall was a three day regrouping between shorts and snow, but here it is a season to be experienced and embraced!  We are really blessed by the slow settling in to Winter, as the leaves come off, the layers go on. This side of Fall, the firey reds, the warm oranges, and those assertive yellows on the trees that line our roads and our parks, make for such a beautiful time of year.
Hope you are all able to get some colour into your day,


Blog Guelph: Soy field

Soy field Originally uploaded by johannes1968

Blog Guelph: WAR: man vs nature #1

WAR: man vs nature #1 Originally uploaded by Monkey Hunter

Blog Guelph: Fall Colours

Originally uploaded by NaturesEssence

Blog Guelph: Fall Colours

IMG_2010 Originally uploaded by personality_dialysis

Blog Guelph: autumn colours

autumn colours Originally uploaded by > dezsö <

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Blog Guelph: Fresh from the market

Fall Vegetables!

Fresh from the market Originally uploaded by CAFREL

What a great time of year to love vegetables. I have eaten a record number of tomatoes this year, mashed up with garlic and basil-infused olive oil. I've never really gotten my mouth and my mind into the acorn squash but bring on those spaghetti and butternut varieties. Hope everyone has a wonderful sunny day.


Blog Guelph: Garden Of Plenty

Garden Of Plenty Originally uploaded by peterkelly

Blog Guelph: veggies of our labour

veggies of our labour Originally uploaded by E June

Blog Guelph: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Blog Guelph: Pickling Cukes

Pickling Cukes Originally uploaded by peterkelly

Monday, September 20, 2010

Blog Guelph: sunlight through the leaves

sunlight through the leaves, originally uploaded by Nirai Kanai.

The first thing I noticed when I opened my blinds this morning was a scene similar to this lovely image.

My sun soaked tree happens to be a Tulip Tree, grown from seed by my dear friend Henry Kock - who is being honoured next week at the University of Guelph. The "Henry Kock Propagation Centre" will be officially dedicated on Monday September 27th. The new greenhouse is located in the area presently used for the sale of herbaceous plants at the Arboretum Auxiliary Plant Sale (east of the Hilton Service Centre).

Breeze through today's collection of tree pics and give thanks for the splendor.

Happy Monday.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Magical Place......

Magical Place......, originally uploaded by pannachagalla.

Blog Guelph: Dream Tree

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: Tree Lined

, originally uploaded by PaulaRussell.

For more great Guelph photos, try these links:

Downtown Guelph, University of Guelph, The Guelph Hillside Festival or The Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

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