Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Blog Guelph: As There He Was

I was really inspired by Sue's 8 days of silence and sought out for you some images that moved me in their felt silence. These images aren't well synced visually, but if you take a moment, I find the consideration leads to a quieting and calming of your now. I hope you are all able to celebrate a bit of silence in your day, and thanks for the example, Sue!


And There He Was {Explored}

Blog Guelph: A Different Perspective

A Different Perspective

Blog Guelph: Hover


Blog Guelph: Ranunculus


Blog Guelph: Through the Window

Through the Window

Monday, November 29, 2010

Blog Guelph: Fresh Steps

data, originally uploaded by > dezsö <.

I've been silent for the last week - me and 30 other brave, meditating, retreating souls. No reading, writing or talking for 8 illuminating days.

It's left me rather speechless. So I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Remains of Green

Remains of Green

Blog Guelph: church-stairs

church-stairs, originally uploaded by maggieleighton.

Blog Guelph: Make your escape

Make your escape, originally uploaded by woodygraphs.

Blog Guelph: poo poo poo

poo poo poo, originally uploaded by stephanie_dearing.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Blog Guelph: Lone Eagle

Observation Deck, originally uploaded by 1AGFOXXX.

Good Frigid Friday,

Our Sue is still retreating in silence, so I'm sending this one to her as a symbol of Spirit, Vision and Strength.
A perfect one shot Friday pic here...
Have a wonderful wintry weekend all!

-Downtown Lynn-

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Blog Guelph: Portrait

DSC_0720.jpg, originally uploaded by DaShef.

Good Morning!
I could use another couple of hours of sleep, but it's not going to happen. Up and at 'em!

The holiday gift giving season is quickly approaching and I'm going to have to get my etsy shop fingers clicking. On the sidebar to the left you'll find some great Guelph art makers and crafters, that Sue has posted. I'm going to do a little hunting around and find more. If you're from Guelph and you have an etsy shop or blog that you sell your wares from, or even if you are setting up at a craft fair and you want to let us readers know, leave a comment, or email me. We'll let people know on Facebook and here.
I'm going to try my hardest to buy only handmade this season.

Have a great day everyone! Don't forget to click on the photos and see what other good stuff the photographers are showing. I love that Julia posted a behind the scenes look, with her photo below.


Blog Guelph: This Is The Set Up

Blog Guelph: pretty house

pretty house, originally uploaded by xunicorn.

Blog Guelph: Morning Frost

Morning Frost, originally uploaded by pannachagalla.

Blog Guelph: On Bended Knee

On Bended Knee, originally uploaded by PhotoFinish001.

Blog Guelph: luminous magnolia limb

luminous magnolia limb, originally uploaded by J. Saper.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Blog Guelph: downtown guelph flower

downtown guelph flower, originally uploaded by kim/ber.

Good Morning, Guelph!
I'll be back this evening with a recipe!
I promise!

I'm back! Lately I have been using the Veganomicon book for recipes, and I have to say, I've had hit after hit. I'll tell you about tonight's recipe some other time, but I will tell you about something that I can't get enough of, and it's called cheater beans. It's a recipe for baked beans using canned navy beans. Last night was the second time making them, and I think I'll double the recipe next time. There is not enough left overs to bring to work for the both of us.

You should make them. They are hearty and oh so good for the weather we're going to get. Here's a link to find the recipe. (they have printed with permission, but there seems to be an issue with the link, and you might have to find it cached) Last night I halved the molasses and used maple syrup for the other half, but I was told that full on molasses was the way to go forward the next time. You might want to decide for yourself.

Have a great evening!


Blog Guelph: Guelph

, originally uploaded by richie preiss.

Blog Guelph: Shady path

Shady path, originally uploaded by steve colwill.

Blog Guelph: Church

Church, originally uploaded by Sam Blayney.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Blog Guelph: Pony

Pony 1, originally uploaded by rubberschmuckie.

Good Morning!
Wasn't it great to have Lynn back yesterday?! She'll be right here on Friday too!

So, I have a cold. I have been fighting the germs that have been floating above my head for weeks. I guess some landed and took up residence. Practically the whole office was sick and I was smiling, and cringing slightly, and congratulating my greatness for warding off the badness.
Let's hope my cold doesn't linger for weeks, like some of the sickys I know.

Stay well, and employ the red rule, like these photos!


Blog Guelph: Angel of Flowers

Angel of Flowers, originally uploaded by steve colwill.

Blog Guelph: Santa!

Santa!, originally uploaded by thomevered.

Blog Guelph: Alumni Stadium

Alumni Stadium, originally uploaded by ►chris◄.

Monday, November 22, 2010

St. Paul and St. Michael Choir

Carolers - Downtown tree lighting extravaganza

I know, I know!
Enough with the Christmas overload already. It's too early. It's even raining!
But in my defense, this is a lovely shot from the event I was forced to - er- lovingly produced Friday night.
It really was quite sweet - the kiddies singing, musicians bravely strumming with frigid fingers, the wonky tree lighting up without fail, a general sense of glee and brewing consumerism in the air.

I'm also a pinhead.
Not in that traditional, dimwitted sense, mind you.
I literally have a wee skull and therefore have the biological need to remove certain items before filling it with the next bits. Thus the Christmas pic.
And the need to discuss that Santa was here Friday night AND yesterday in his very own parade. He brought the cold with him too. And then took it away, reminding us how fickle November can be.

But let's move on shall we? It's been so long since I've been on this page that I had to enlist Donna's help with the doings.
Thanks Donna.
I sing your praises.
So do the following others...

3 cheers!
Downtown Lynn

Elvis Sings in the Ghetto

Elvis Sings in the Ghetto, originally uploaded by ~Stingrays~.

Singing Away

Singing Away, originally uploaded by 1AGFOXXX.

Kickin' it Old School!

Kickin' it Old School!, originally uploaded by Dom Cruz.


Choir, originally uploaded by Peter A Wolf.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Blog Guelph: Dogs [blank] Christmas

Dogs Hate Christmas, originally uploaded by TheGiantVermin.

Christmas is about to arrive in Guelph - Jingle Bells and all that smells to you! Yark!

Here's a slice of the media release I got from Missy Downtown Lynn this week.

Downtown Guelph businesses are pleased to host the 17th Annual Winter Lights & Music in St. George’s Square on Friday, November 19.

Come see an ice sculpture take shape in the late afternoon, jump on a Horse and Trolley on Douglas Street, and visit Santa and his reindeer in Old Quebec Street.

Between 6 and 7 pm, our stage in the Square will be alive with the choral sounds of the well-loved local choir, Coro Cantitalia. We’ll also be joined on stage by the Salvation Army Band and a special choir composed of students from St. Paul’s and St. Michael’s.

At 7pm, Mayor Farbridge joins us to lead a countdown to light the Christmas Tree.

THE GREAT WOODEN TRIO, a group who is a unique combination of song, story and music, plays immediately following the Tree Lighting, and Ian Reid will close the evening.

The DGBA will also host a FREE Family skate at the Sleeman Centre on Saturday, November 20 between 2:30 and 4:30 pm.

Don’t miss the Santa Claus Parade, hosted by the Kinette Club of Guelph, running this year from London Road to Woolwich Street, along Norfolk Street, then turning onto Macdonell, ending again at Woolwich Street.

Well there you have it folks - Ho ho yourselves all Merry.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Poinsettia

Poinsettia, originally uploaded by M Pod.

Check out this weekends festival family fun for all good Guelphies.

Blog Guelph: Downtown Guelph

Blog Guelph: Christmas Parade

Christmas Day, originally uploaded by ○chris○.

Blog Guelph: Christmas Light - Coming to your town soon!

Christmas Light, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Blog Guelph: sunset


There is something peaceful about the twilight, like the pulling up of a blanket and the tucking in for the night. I have my first of the winter colds but I hope this post sends you off into a wonderful evening.


Blog Guelph: sunset IV

sunset IV

Blog Guelph: My street at dusk

My street at dusk

Blog Guelph: dusk river


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Blog Guelph: tree


Denuded Trees of Guelph! There is something about trees at this time of year that really make me think of inverted lungs. You can really appreciate the extent to which trees go to gather as much energy as possible from the sun when you see them bare of their leaves. There is something inspiring about the reaching and the resting that you can feel in these trees.

Hope you all have a wonderful day,

Blog Guelph: zip ~ tree

zip ~ tree

Blog Guelph: November Tree

November Tree

Blog Guelph: grey sky, framed

Grey sky, framed

Blog Guelph: trees sunset

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Blog Guelph: cool tree on maple st

Cool tree on maple st

Blog Guelph: Fairytale Sky

Fairytale Sky

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Blog Guelph: Getting Closer To The Prize

Getting Closer To The Prize

Exploration. Photography, to me, is really about exploring. My own photography, which has been profoundly influenced by my time in Guelph, has evolved into a discourse on my own interactions with my surroundings; to what do I respond?, how am I responding, and most importantly, what motivates my response. I have presented a few images on this theme, where the photographers have really explored different means to represent their own response to a particular scene. Often people assume there is a significant risk in departing from the traditional means of carrying out an action, but in photography there is a particular thrill associated with embracing the alternative. Whether it is focus, film type, camera model, wavelength, or iPhone App, delving beyond a 2D rendering of reality can have amazing consequences. Thank you to all the Guelph photogs with the courage to do something different. I have certainly enjoyed your results!


Blog Guelph: foggy morning in guthrie park

foggy morning in guthrie park

Blog Guelph: Hide


Blog Guelph: Royal City Park

Royal City Park

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.