Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blog Guelph: Spring Shores

I love the spring-time feel to this image. It just smacks of the freshness of exploring a world that has weathered the winter. There is a great optimism in this, of morning coffees on the porch, afternoon picnics, and late night bonfires. Hope you were all able to find a little spring in your day!


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Blog Guelph: babushka cosmonauts

I love the inbetween of the seasons. It is like a brief best-of as the snow falls but melts within days, and the ice and frost of the morning gives way to the warm of the afternoon. I was shocked yesterday when I realized it was 7pm and still light. Time to get the bike out!

Hope you are all enjoying this sunny afternoon,


babushka cosmonauts

Blog Guelph: Come on Spring

Come on Spring!

Blog Guelph: Cold Spell

Cold Spell
Spring snow

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Blog Guelph: Coffee and Cream

I have been awestruck by this small set of images Donna posted last week. What a soft feel to the light and to the focus, as though within the haze are the years of diners and drinkers, their stories still swimming in the ether. I really enjoy how she has quietly presented these as a set and how they feel like the visual record of the over-coffee discourse, the silences, the sips, and the stories. Donna and I have been espresso-ing around Guelph for the passed few months and what a riot it has been sitting down in the below-the-radar establishments. Perhaps we will release our list of top three cappuccino joints!

Hope you are having a wonderful day,


Blog Guelph: Vinegar

Blog Guelph: curtain

Blog Guelph: Hangers

Blog Guelph: Window Signs

Monday, March 28, 2011

Blog Guelph: Rainbow

Rainbow, originally uploaded by Krista Kruger.

Good afternoon!
The sun is amazing out there today. The air might be cold but the sun is certainly trying to warm us up. AND today I saw a cardinal, and yesterday a robin. It is slowly but surely becoming a different season.

I hope you all have a great day!


Blog Guelph: Quick Scratch

Quick Scratch, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Blog Guelph: No Thank You

No Thank You, originally uploaded by J. Saper.

Blog Guelph: Playing With The Ice

Playing With The Ice, originally uploaded by Krista Kruger.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Blog Guelph: pool

pool, originally uploaded by blairware.

Looks like the winter enthusiasts get to play for one last weekend. Of course I have no idea if this is the end of winter - I still remember an April snow storm that buried my family home and vehicles for 4 days before we saw another human being. Of course this was in snow belt Ontario. But still.

We may think Guelph is in the banana belt but just look outside. That white stuff is not fruit.

So then - The Resilience Festival is happening this weekend. Seems to include a wild variety of activities like: Organic Gardening Workshop, Relay to Earth Hour, Jenikz in Concert, plus lots of other stuff. Of course Earth Hour is Saturday night at 8:30 - please power down!

Beyond that - there's always the opportunity to just hang out and be instead of do, do, doing.

May you have fun no matter what.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: fallen

fallen, originally uploaded by D J England.

Blog Guelph: Yield?

Blog Guelph: Dark day

Dark day, originally uploaded by kim/ber.

Blog Guelph: Winter Fades

Winter Fades, originally uploaded by ARebbs.

Blog Guelph: Light & Shadow - Sepia

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Blog Guelph: Log pile

Log pile, originally uploaded by waynemel1.

Phew! Yesterday was an all day snowfest, and today the sun shines!
It won't be warm enough to melt the piles I haven't shovelled off the deck, but it's there, and it's welcome.

I've been playing this song quite a bit still. I'd like to think she is singing about Newfoundland. The sycamores could be switched to junipers in the song, and the mountains to the bog. :)

Have a great day everyone!
Don't forget you can click on the photos and get into the flickr accounts of the photographers featured here.


Blog Guelph: Palm Sunday -Darkroom Day

Palm Sunday -Darkroom Day, originally uploaded by claygrl.

Blog Guelph: RiversidePark

Blog Guelph: Aflame

Aflame, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Blog Guelph: Divided

Divided, originally uploaded by Dogleash.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Blog Guelph: A Fowl Conspiracy

A Fowl Conspiracy, originally uploaded by Robert m Williams.

The legend of Sheila's brush can be witnessed today it seems. It could be the last hurrah before we're knee deep in muck.

It might be a good day for me to start watermelon seeds or clean the fridge.

Have a great day, and don't forget to click on the photos in the post.

I'll leave you with a great link that I got to page 31 on last night. There are plenty of laughs and the commentary of the people in the photos adds. I can relate to so many of those matchy match family shots. One in particular has me and my siblings in matching yellow and black stripes.


Blog Guelph: Guelph Moon

Guelph Moon, originally uploaded by felixtrio.

Blog Guelph: 11 Hours Out

11 Hours Out, originally uploaded by Robert m Williams.

Blog Guelph: Full Moon

Full Moon, originally uploaded by Dave of Ancaster.

Blog Guelph: Abstract

IMG_0268iiw© gpg, originally uploaded by Fossil Light.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Blog Guelph: Daniel the Spaniel Came Back

Daniel the Spaniel Came Back, originally uploaded by P.Freeman.

Oh those eyes of Daniel! Can you refuse him anything?
Check out the comments. There are a couple of past shots of Daniel you might want to revisit.

I went out for an hour long walk at lunch. It was nice to feel spongey grass underfoot, but Sue had it right with all the dog do do out there.
I think I need to start documenting weird found objects now with my iphone. I can say yesterday I saw a giant bloated rubber glove, countless plastic bags, a cantalope, and I could go on.

Have a great day!

Blog Guelph: Wingspan II

Wingspan II, originally uploaded by rubberschmuckie.

Blog Guelph: Geese on Roof

Geese on Roof, originally uploaded by felixtrio.

Blog Guelph: College Royal-12m

College Royal-12m, originally uploaded by felixtrio.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Blog Guelph: Red Red Robin.........

Red Red Robin........., originally uploaded by rubberschmuckie.

Although I have yet to see a robin in the flesh, I've heard them singing. Always nice to have these cheerful chaps and gals back in town.

I'm cobbled together a small selection of Signs of Spring for you to view. But really - if you want face time with our newest season, best to get outside and walk around. Be mindful of the minefield of dog crap though.

Tuesday March 22nd is World Water Day!

In celebration of this annual event, the Wellington Water Watchers are holding a SOUP FEST from 11:30 am to 1:15 pm on Tuesday in front of the Old Quebec St. Mall.

A delicious bowl of soup prepared by the Cornerstone Restaurant will be available for $10.

James Gordon will be on hand providing live entertainment.

Please come out and support the Wellington Water Watchers on World Water Day!

May you have a spring in your step today!

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Yep, spring's here... snowdrops in bloom!

Blog Guelph: Gesture - Sign of Spring!

Gesture - Part 3, originally uploaded by Seven-Deuce Offsuit.

Blog Guelph: The Tulips of 2011

Tulips of 2011, originally uploaded by P.Freeman.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Blog Guelph: spring levitating

Set your alarm clock for 18:21pm on Sunday March 20 for the arrival of SPRING 2011.

Yes indeed - it's finally within sight.

This year, spring is featuring rain, mud, sun, sleet, snow, frost, wind, grey skies, blue skies and warm temperatures. Plus mounds of dog do, garbage galore and the typical winter lost and found.

Rubber boots recommended as you peruse today's watery foto selection.

May you be soaker free.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Through the underpass to downtown Guelph

Blog Guelph: Wet icy trail

Wet icy trail, originally uploaded by rubberschmuckie.

Blog Guelph: winter sunrise through drops and pane

Blog Guelph: Oliver likes Spring!

Oliver, originally uploaded by peterkelly.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Blog Guelph: Child Eating Pig - not really!

Well, it is College Royal this weekend up on campus. Let me touch on some of the highlights; THE CAT SHOW, I have always meant to take in this event, and long has it been a source of wonder, back after a 23 year hiatus THE BEARD GROWING COMPETITION (at first I misread this as Bread Growing and thought, "how strange"), THE JUNIOR TRACTOR RODEO for the kids, and THE PANCAKE FLIPPING CONTEST (with pancakes to follow!), are just a few of the events happening up there this weekend. Pancake breakfasts are a fixture in the West, sort of like dropping your "g"s from your verbs, and I think I'll check that out this weekend. There are also a number of student/club displays, and a whole lot of animals. You'll find a list of events/activities here.

Hope you are having a wonderful day,

Child-eating pig

Blog Guelph: Great Horned Owl


Blog Guelph: got the shakes

got the shakes

Blog Guelph: Pancake Breakfast

Pancake breakfast

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