Monday, January 31, 2011

Blog Guelph: Duck & Dive

Duck & Dive, originally uploaded by W. G. Bristow.

Some people are cheering because this is the last day of January. Yet tomorrow is the first day of the February Blahs.

Me thinks it's best to be happy with what is.

Enjoy today's prudy pictures please. May they inspire.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: On the Path

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: Ice FIshing on Guelph Lake

Ice FIshing on Guelph Lake, originally uploaded by E_Ruth.

Blog Guelph: Fading Away......

Fading Away......, originally uploaded by pannachagalla.

Bye bye January!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Blog Guelph: Snow Walker

Snow Walker, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Looking for stuff to do this weekend? Well belly on up to Bloggy Bar for a shot of what's happening.

Tonight @ Folkway Music on Suffolk Street, you could enjoy a great evening of music with Tony (Quarrington), Jeff (Bird) and Hank (Williams). Hank of course will be there in spirit. Details abound by clicking the link.

Katherine Wheatley and James Gordon are helping you heat up January with a Winter Songwriting Retreat Weekend @ Ignatius Jesuit Centre. The weekend starts with a concert - open to everyone - which of course includes you.

On Saturday, friends and family of Carol Milligan are hosting a Celebration of a Great Life at 7:30pm upstairs at the Albion Hotel. Carol helped shape Guelph in many ways - and left us much to soon. She will be missed.

I'd be thrilled if the lot of you took to the great outdoors this weekend and photographed your faces off. Of course you'd have to load your images on Flickr then post some to the Blog Guelph group so that we could sing your praises. But hey - that should be easy enough.

On-line shopping anyone? There's a new kid on the Etsy block - Sacred Circle Herbs - just waiting for your orders. For more Guelph based Etsy shops, poke through the links in the left side bar.

Beyond these suggestions - use your imagination.

May you notice the splendor that surrounds you.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: brickscape

brickscape, originally uploaded by J. Saper.

Blog Guelph: Baby Posing Workshop!

Baby Posing Workshop!, originally uploaded by ::kelly gemmell::.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Blog Guelph: day 24

day 24, originally uploaded by scarlettmcd.

Yesterday after work, a bunch of us left at the same time, and pretty much all of us said something about the light. It was still light out !
There was still some lingering when I packed up my skates and went for a spin around the ice rink.

Have a great day everyone! I'm running late!


Blog Guelph: Coming 'round!

Coming 'round!, originally uploaded by W. G. Bristow.

Blog Guelph: Snow and Grass

Snow and Grass, originally uploaded by felixtrio.

Blog Guelph: The Fluffy Kind

The Fluffy Kind, originally uploaded by ►chris◄.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Blog Guelph: I think there's a photographer in there somewhere!

Good Morning!
I went ice skating yesterday, and woah was it fun! I've been itching to buy skates for years. I usually say I want to skate in the summer, and then when winter rolls around, I am all "I don't do winter sports."

There are loads of outdoor rinks made. Here's a list. I dare say I might try them all!

Check out the photos posted! Clicking brings you to the photographer's flickr stream and more good times!


Blog Guelph: Sparks

Sparks, originally uploaded by W. G. Bristow.

Blog Guelph: Morning Mystery.....

Morning Mystery....., originally uploaded by pannachagalla.

Blog Guelph: Golden Hour

Golden Hour, originally uploaded by pannachagalla.

Blog Guelph: -15*C on the trails and dropping

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Blog Guelph: Winter Peel

Winter Peel, originally uploaded by CAFREL.

There is something dynamic about images mildly off kilter. You can't disregard. You're compelled to ask why.

Seeing the above image I was immediately brought back to an early spring day taking photos after a run and promising to come back to see the tulip tree in bloom. The tree is large and in front of this building. I started taking a different route when it really warmed up and never did see the tree. I admit, I forgot about it until now.

Have a great afternoon!


Blog Guelph: At Alice & Huron

At Alice & Huron, originally uploaded by CAFREL.

Blog Guelph: Racing The Train ~ Florida East Coast

Blog Guelph: After the train goes by...

After the train goes by..., originally uploaded by CAFREL.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Blog Guelph: Winter Leaves

Winter Leaves_1382, originally uploaded by John Overmeyer.

Winter artscapes are a thing of beauty. Rather than send you out into the frosty temperatures to see for yourself, I've got a nice slew of creatively composed images for you to scroll your way through while relaxing in the cozy comfort of your own home.

Yes indeedy - brass monkeys best dress warmly.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: THE TREE.....

THE TREE....., originally uploaded by pannachagalla.

Blog Guelph: WallArt

wallart-8-2, originally uploaded by Scott Ferrede.

Blog Guelph: Guelph Woods

Guelph Woods, originally uploaded by Meg.Bro.

Blog Guelph: Windy Winter Day

Windy Winter Day, originally uploaded by pannachagalla.

Blog Guelph: Winter Layers

Blog Guelph: Winter Beech

wallart-(193-of-20), originally uploaded by Scott Ferrede.

Blog Guelph: Snowdrift

Snowdrift-20110116201, originally uploaded by vincenzzo.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Blog Guelph: Panda Production

How friggin' cute are these guys!

My pal Eve from Eve's Little Earthlings created these sweet little Panda's this week and you can own one by going to her Etsy Store. Bear in mind Valentine's Day is coming up - just saying.

I've mixed in both older images and very current in today's photo essay of winter. I love the composition and starkness - and the dash of red here and there. Makes January look much nicer than it feels.

Looking for stuff to do this weekend? How about a Poetry Slam at the E-Bar? Maybe an evening with Andrew Craig at the River Run Centre. Jeff Birdis a busy boy too. The options are endless really. Hibernation is my choice.

Whatever you do - don't freeze your ears off. Ouch!

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Vertical Dance

Vertical Dance, originally uploaded by claygrl.

Blog Guelph: wintery field on Gordon

wintery field on Gordon, originally uploaded by kim/ber.

Blog Guelph: Long Shadows

Long Shadows, originally uploaded by felixtrio.

Blog Guelph: Icy Burning Bush

Icy Burning Bush, originally uploaded by M Pod.

Blog Guelph: Sun Down

Sun Down, originally uploaded by ICT_photo.

Blog Guelph: Even Steven

, originally uploaded by Denim.

Blog Guelph: barrowed over

barrowed over, originally uploaded by blairware.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Blog Guelph: Index

I really like this series of images Firda posted of cards she found within this vintage box. They remind me of the recipes written down in the worn black journal my father inherited from his mother. There is a strange consistency to the handwriting of the time when people kept recipes on cards. I just look things up on the internet, but these cards, well, there is something to them. Crusted in bits of sauce and flour, they just sort of bring back the warmth of making something familiar for, well, family. These images here make me wonder about the meals they made and the events that transpired while they were eaten. Was the curried cauliflower a hit, or just a means to use the vegetable before it went bad? Was it always served with a pork chop? Did someone take the leftovers for lunch the following day? Thanks for sharing this, Firda, and I hope to hear how that ratatouille turned out.

Hope you have all had a wonderful day,



Blog Guelph: Ratatouille

Ratatouille (front)

Blog Guelph: Curried Baked Cauliflower

Curried Baked Cauliflower (front)

Blog Guelph: Shrimp Creole

Shrimp Creole (front)

Blog Guelph: Lace Cookies

Lace Cookies

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Blog Guelph: Abstract Libs

Made in Guelph - Dogleash / Jeff Dalgleish

I am so very pleased to be able to present a small set of Jeff Dalgleish's work. WOW. Jeff is a UofG student and an incredibly gifted photographer. I was immediate struck by the confidence in his images, a confidence rooted in his vision, his interpretation, and his presentation. I have included a mini portfolio of images he has made from campus, most of which are perhaps best described as architectural abbreviations. There is something to be said for sense of presence contained withing images of a space you frequent, and here you can really feel that in his work. Jeff is able to weave such strong narratives into the angles and lines he isolates from these buildings. These graphically heavy images are so assertive in their presentation and just smack of having something to say! I have really enjoyed looking through Jeff's stream, and I would encourage you all to do so. He has a refreshing vision, and fantastic use of line, space, form, and colour, and you will be inspired by what you see. Thank you Jeff, and best of luck as you develop in your photography.

Hope you all have had a wonderful day,


Abstract Libs

Blog Guelph: MCLN


Blog Guelph: Skylight


Blog Guelph: Cabinet


Blog Guelph: Library


Blog Guelph: MACK


Blog Guelph: UC


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Blog Guelph: Weathering the Storm

What a snowy weekend it was here in Guelph, and a rainy Tuesday it now seems to be. I have selected four very different images made by some amazing local photographers. In these images, the photographers have presented a considered perspective on very different elements of winter. I have never subscribed to the notion that photography is about following the light, or waiting for the light, rather, photography is about creating images that speak to your responses regardless of the conditions. I really respected that about the images here, that the photographers took the time to create really thought provoking images when most people were maybe curled up indoors drinking hot chocolate and reading their way through a snowy day. I will have a Made in Guelph for you tomorrow.
Hope you all have a wonderful day,


Weathering the storm

Blog Guelph: Sunny but cold

Sunny but Cold! 2011011665

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.