Friday, December 24, 2010

Jolly Christmas Eve to one and all. May you be well, happy and at ease during this holiday season.

Donna, Paula and I are taking a bloggercation next week. Don't hesitate to cruise our 5,764 photo archive if you get itchy scratchy for great photography while we're gone.

See you in 2011. It's gonna be heaven.

Sue Richards

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Blog Guelph: Coffee

Coffee, originally uploaded by CAFREL.

My precious coffee in hand I thought this morning to wander through Francesca's photo stream for her lovely food shots. (You'll find them if you click.) This coffee cup stopped me. How elegant it is!

Later today, when everyone else is probably doing the same thing, I am going to finish my shopping. This will be easy buying of neighbourly gifts. Food, is easy.

I hope you're able to totally enjoy a warm beverage today. I think mine is right now. :)


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Blog Guelph: Star Bright! Too Bright!

Star Bright! Too Bright!, originally uploaded by CAFREL.

I have never been one to panic at this time of year. If it gets done, or if it gets bought, then so be it. If I don't manage to get to it, then what odds.

I am looking forward to some rest where I don't have to go here or there, and just sit. Sit, and maybe have a game of crib. It's my new favourite game. All the years I could have been playing when my brother or mother were, are wasted. There is now, and I'm loving it!

Have a great day!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Blog Guelph: Planet Bean, I am on.

Planet Bean, I am on. (halo2), originally uploaded by DaShef.

Do you know what first gets me out of bed in the morning? Well, besides a crying cat. It's the taste of coffee. I even think about it before I go to bed. I don't drink a lot of coffee during the day. There's possibly one other later in the morning, but always, always there is one at this time right now. I like an espresso based coffee, with almond milk, and that is it. Mmmm.

Have a great day everyone!


Monday, December 20, 2010

Blog Guelph: Bad Santa

Bad Santa, originally uploaded by ICT_photo.

We all have our shadow side it seems!


Sue Richards

PS. Do remember to breathe this week. And perhaps edit your list down a notch so you don't go insane.

Just saying.....

Friday, December 17, 2010

Blog Guelph: Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!, originally uploaded by Eve's Little Earthlings.
Joy to the world,
The dog is here!
Let frosty sports begin!

This is my dear friend Zuma - a lovely Labradoodle that lives down the street. Her winter loving enthusiasm can thaw the most frozen heart - not that your heart is frozen already.

For you folks that like frosty sports, I'm told there are 31 natural outdoor ice rinks being created throughout the city. Check out this City of Guelph link for maps to the locations. A few might be up and running this weekend.

Stay cool, calm and collected Christmas shoppers. It's not the gift that matters. It's the spirit of giving that holds the magic.

Sue Richards

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Blog Guelph: black and white

, originally uploaded by PaulaRussell.

Paula asked me to put a post up for her today. I'm thinking she is either saving the world or off to the mall. (Buffy quote, sort of)

I got to thinking about Buffy, and my favourite quote from the series has to be, "I'm cookie dough. I'm not done baking. I'm not finished becoming who ever the hell it is I'm gonna turn out to be. I make it through this, and the next thing, and the next thing, and maybe one day, I turn around and realize I'm ready. I'm cookies. And then, you know, if I want someone to eat m- or enjoy warm, delicious, cookie me, then that's fine. That'll be then. When I'm done."
There are so many to choose from. It's such a well written show. I miss it.

And here's a bunch of photos from Paula! Yay!


Blog Guelph: black and white

, originally uploaded by PaulaRussell.

Blog Guelph: black and white

, originally uploaded by PaulaRussell.

Blog Guelph: black and white

, originally uploaded by PaulaRussell.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Blog Guelph: Downtown Crow

This time of year I usually feel like one of these two photos - frenetic and kinetic or silent and unmoving. Both Daves have done an amazing job folding feeling into these two images, and through both they present nicely the two different faces of downtown. Hope you are all having a great day, and finding a mindspace you are able to enjoy.


Guelph - Downtown Crow

Blog Guelph: Guelph Winter Fest 2008

Guelph Winter Fest 2008

Monday, December 13, 2010

Blog Guelph: Let It Snow!

, originally uploaded by Denim.

I saw several neighbours hauling home their Christmas trees on the weekend - which I get but don't do. I have a hard time cutting down dead trees, let alone living ones.

If anyone else out there is in my shoes, you might be game to sign up for a living Christmas tree this year. It is a fundraiser for the Plant An Old Growth Forest Project, which aims to restore about 100 acres of the original forest at the Jesuit Centre.

Check out this story in the Guelph Mercury for all the tree details.

Enjoy today's woody collection of great photos. You've got to love trees!

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Winter Is In The Air

Winter Is In The Air, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Blog Guelph: Tired Tree

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: ups and downs

ups and downs 8427, originally uploaded by blairware.

Blog Guelph: Pathway

Pathway, originally uploaded by Andrew Faires.

Blog Guelph: Tree Top and Bottom

Two Word Wednesdays, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: leafless in Guelph

leafless in Guelph 1636, originally uploaded by blairware.

Blog Guelph: cedar clipping

cedar clipping 7120116, originally uploaded by blairware.

Blog Guelph: Stormy Weather

Stormy weather

Blog Guelph: Alone

Alone, originally uploaded by G. Norsworthy.

Blog Guelph: Elder Tree Spirit

Elder Tree Spirit, originally uploaded by Gregory Pleau.

Blog Guelph: land o' giants

land o' giants, originally uploaded by downtownlynn.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Blog Guelph: Pooched Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch, originally uploaded by Davey S.
Orange yah glad it's Friday?

Trouble is brewing at the Guelph Farmers Market! Before you set out tomorrow morning, check out Mayor Farbridges' Blog about the new, temporary location and the situation in general. But don't avoid going. The vendors need your loyalty to get through this rather poorly plan disruption.

May your day be ho, ho, jolly.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Silly place

Silly place, originally uploaded by kim/ber.

Blog Guelph: Lanterns of Orange

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: sidewalk fantasy

sidewalk fantasy, originally uploaded by lizlio.

Blog Guelph: coned

coned, originally uploaded by vw-busman.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Blog Guelph: light

, originally uploaded by richie preiss.

Eeep, I missed posting today. How could I think it was friday this morning?!

I went to the mall today, and if you're looking for knitted little pet blankets and stuffed socks of catmint, check out the humane society booth. It was tempting to buy the whole box of wee socks.

have a great night!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Blog Guelph: Owl

, originally uploaded by richie preiss.

I have dropped the ball on the post about the etsy sellers in Guelph. I'm swamped, and I don't think I'll have time to get through all the sellers and write a proper post. I encourage you to look through the links on the left. I am so happy they are posted in one spot.

Well the sun is shining and that's a great thing. I hope you're able to enjoy it, and these great shots posted today. Check out Jude the dog, below!


Blog Guelph: Cute!

DSC_0875, originally uploaded by scratchedcornea.

Blog Guelph: Hazel

Hazel, originally uploaded by cBurpee.

Blog Guelph: Jude

DSC_0988, originally uploaded by scratchedcornea.

Blog Guelph: Muffy watching squirrels

Muffy watching squirrels, originally uploaded by felixtrio.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Blog Guelph: Abstraction distraction

Abstraction distraction, originally uploaded by kim/ber.

I'm not sure if Kim's photos have been featured on Made in Guelph. I know Paula really likes Kim's photos, but googling gives me nothing.
There is no reason she can't be featured twice then. Right? :)

Click on the photo above and read that this photo all started with a shot of Old Quebec Street. Cool. Very cool.
I'm thinking of gifts, and I'm thinking handmade this year. I say that quite often, and a lot of times it's more half and half, with store bought being the other half. Maybe this year, three quarters will be the handmade. Tomorrow I'm going to compile, or maybe tonight because it looks to be a lot of etsy links to the left, and post what I would like to give and get this year.
Be sure to leave a note here, or email one of us to get your link posted, if you have an etsy site, or big cartel, or if you sell off your blog.

Have a great day everyone!


Blog Guelph: X above

X above, originally uploaded by kim/ber.

Blog Guelph: Old Quebec Street

Old Quebec Street, originally uploaded by kim/ber.

Blog Guelph: today by the river

today by the river, originally uploaded by kim/ber.

Blog Guelph: wintery river

wintery river, originally uploaded by kim/ber.

Blog Guelph: Trees n clouds

Trees n clouds, originally uploaded by kim/ber.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Blog Guelph: Christmas ... pfft

Christmas ... pfft, originally uploaded by TheGiantVermin.

There once was a dog in a hat.
Who didn't like this or that.
He stuck out his tongue,
Seeking a plum.
But instead was given a pat.

May your day be jolly.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Spread Your Wings!

Chickadee 5, originally uploaded by Krista Kruger.

Blog Guelph: Christmas Trees thata way........

zip ~ trees, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: Dusting of Snow

IMG_1344, originally uploaded by megan_deputter.

Blog Guelph: Canada geese roasting ... er... roosting

Canada geese roosting, originally uploaded by vaneramos.

Blog Guelph: Seasonal Bling

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