Monday, October 31, 2011

Blog Guelph: Zombie

Zombie by thomevered
Zombie, a photo by thomevered on Flickr.

Happy Halloween! I'm so excited to be posting on my favourite of all holidays.
With it's dark settings and flickering lights Halloween seems to be a tricky holiday to photograph. So I hope you enjoy these treats from Halloween past and present.


Blog Guelph: Grave Yard

Grave Yard-4 by felixtrio
Grave Yard-4, a photo by felixtrio on Flickr.

Blog Guelph: Sunset Pumpkin

DSC_0809 by scratchedcornea
DSC_0809, a photo by scratchedcornea on Flickr.

Blog Guelph: Yep, fall's here

Yep, fall's here by thomevered
Yep, fall's here, a photo by thomevered on Flickr.

Blog Guelph: What's in here?

What's in here? by felixtrio
What's in here?, a photo by felixtrio on Flickr.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Blog Guelph: Secret Places

The Secret., originally uploaded by SierraRosePhotography.

When I was wee - in whatever City in the world that I found myself in - I always managed to discover a secret place. There is something truly delicious about hiding away, about finding refuge, and stamping a place our very own.

Guelph's Festival of Moving Media (FOMM) gets a local kick at the mysterious can this Thursday night with Ed Video's screening of Hidden Histories: Secret Places. A commissioning project to create short documentaries about secret places in the 1Mile2 of Guelph. Here we have community collaboration at it's best: Ed Video, FOMM and Musagetes Foundation enabled these 9 video stories to be told.

Next week here at Blog Guelph, some of us will expand on the many stellar FOMM offerings. A lesser known FAB 5 Festival , FOMM .... "also serves as a catalyst towards increasing community understanding of the world and its diversity". Do check it out, November 3-6.

In the meantime, button up tight and come out between 7 and 10 pm tonight to see what hidden gems can be unearthed. It's Fourth Friday Downtown today! On the complete opposite spectrum of shushing and quietude, I will be toting a megaphone and iPhone in hopes that complete strangers will say something nice that I can spin into a song. A Collaborative Soundscape of sorts.

Find me if you can, I'll be the loud one.

But for right now I'm off to my own Downtown Hideout, one that I won't give it up lest my secrets are exposed.

Yours undercover until dark,

Blog Guelph: Secret Places

Hiding along the tracks, originally uploaded by rubberschmuckie.

Blog Guelph: Secret Places

Lady Beetle: Attack 2009!, originally uploaded by JohnnyBallgame.

Blog Guelph: Secret Places

Wha .., originally uploaded by stephanie_dearing.

Blog Guelph: Secret Places

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Blog Guelph: Let There Be Light

Sundown 2 by rubberschmuckie
Sundown 2, a photo by rubberschmuckie on Flickr.

LET THERE BE LIGHT in our lives, even as we feel the shortening hours of illumination grow less with each day passing. As we approach Winter Solstice (December 22), the North Pole journeys on a path away from the sun, eventually reaching an astonishing 23.5 degree angle creating what we commonly refer to as the darkest day of the year. I know I'm not alone in saying that I can really feel the quality and quantity of daylight changing... and we are still a healthy 56 days away from 23.5...

So, to ward off the the effects of Vitamin D deficiency and seasonal blues, I would like to highlight (pardon the pun) some truly great things that are happening in our city between now and the mystical Solstice of snow and shadow:

For those of you who love to take photos, which I imagine is everyone reading this Blog, you're invited to join my Guelph Fourth Friday Photo Mob. If interested, please email me at [email protected] Armed with cameras, the Photo Mob will take to the town 7pm - 10pm to capture all the amazing events happening this Friday. To preview the events, please visit the link. Love to have your creativity!

I know Guelph's very own Festival of Moving Media starts November 3 but I also know Lynn the Friday Fantastic will give you more on this.

And just a reminder that Macdonald Stewart Art Centre's Beyond the Frame Art Auction approaches as well: November 12th. The works are stunning and can be previewed on MSAC's Facebook Page. It is always an absolutely awesome party and a great way to network.

So, while the day's sun grows brief, may our spirits grow creative. And let there be light.

-Aidan M.D. Ware

Blog Guelph: Let There Be Light

The Low Down by Krista Kruger
The Low Down, a photo by Krista Kruger on Flickr.

Blog Guelph: Let There Be Light

Sun and Cloud III by rubberschmuckie
Sun and Cloud III, a photo by rubberschmuckie on Flickr.

Blog Guelph: Let There Be Light

Blog Guelph: Let There Be Light

wyndham st by kim/ber
wyndham st, a photo by kim/ber on Flickr.

Blog Guelph: Let There Be Light

Blog Guelph: Let There Be Light

Fall Decorum by felixtrio
Fall Decorum, a photo by felixtrio on Flickr.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Blog Guelph: muybridge vs joplin

muybridge vs joplin a video by cool-baby on Flickr.
Dampish Greetings from Soggy Guelph,

Don't let the rain dampen your spirits today. Bring out your brolly and give it a jaunty spin. Take a moment to notice how the colour of the leaves really shine on a day like today. Always look on the bright side of life (I may start to whistle a familiar tune).

All the images today have been brought to you by people who are having a swell time. Fancy that! Go on, join in, just jump! You know you want to.

Bunny Safari

Blog Guelph: My Papa is Insane!

My Papa is Insane! by claygrl
My Papa is Insane!, a photo by claygrl on Flickr.

Blog Guelph: Jumping for Joy

Jumping for Joy by Gavatron
Jumping for Joy, a photo by Gavatron on Flickr.

Blog Guelph: The Graduation Jump

day 144 part 1 by Lillybet Magdalena
day 144 part 1, a photo by Lillybet Magdalena on Flickr.

Blog Guelph: splash

splash by exhalingrainbows
splash, a photo by exhalingrainbows on Flickr.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Blog Guelph: Halloween Fun

Dancing demons by Mark Heine Photos
Dancing demons, a photo by Mark Heine Photos on Flickr.

Happy Tuesday Blog Guelph!

Halloween is just around the corner, so I thought I would share some fantastic pictures from the Twilight Zoo taking place all this week in Elora.

If this isn't quite for you, maybe a little bit a FRIGHT is. The Haunted House Of Horrors is open every evening this week at Stone Road Mall.

If this still isn't scary enough for you, maybe you could check out one of these THESE sites in Guelph, rumoured to be haunted.

Whatever you choose to do, be safe and have fun!


Blog Guelph: Halloween Fun

Blog Guelph: Halloween Fun

Royal ghost by Mark Heine Photos
Royal ghost, a photo by Mark Heine Photos on Flickr.

Blog Guelph: Halloween Fun

Elora creature by Mark Heine Photos
Elora creature, a photo by Mark Heine Photos on Flickr.

Blog Guelph: Halloween Fun

Spider by Mark Heine Photos
Spider, a photo by Mark Heine Photos on Flickr.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Blog Guelph: Rainy Day Monday

Rainyday-3, originally uploaded by Napho.

Happy Monday everyone. It's a wellie and umbrella kind of day out there.

I've been motivated to start my annual "apple cider vinegar and local raw honey daily prevention program" - which I credit for keeping me cold and flu free for the last 6 years running.

First thing every morning, I sip my way through a warm mug of this healthy concoction. Known for it's anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties not to mention a healthy load of vitamins and minerals. It can be an acquired taste - but well worth the effort in my books.

Be well and enjoy today's photo set.

Sue Richards

Blog Guelph: Rubber boot kinda day

58:365 Rubber boot kinda day, originally uploaded by M Pod.

Blog Guelph: Pumpkins

Pumpkins, originally uploaded by felixtrio.

Blog Guelph: some lucky canadians... wish I could fly away too

Blog Guelph: The Coppery Bark of the Manchurian Cherry (Prunus maackii)

Blog Guelph: Transfer of Thoughts

Transfer of Thoughts, originally uploaded by claygrl.

Blog Guelph: Bark of the Gray Poplar (Populus canescens)

Blog Guelph: Planet Bean

Planet Bean, originally uploaded by TheGiantVermin.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Blog Guelph: Taking it to the Street

Sinister Grains, originally uploaded by KY-Photography.

I do tend to murmur on about Downtown Guelph, 'tis true.

Hard not to when the streets are steadily buzzing with activity, when there is ever-present motion, when seemingly no one goes to bed.

Even Carlos yelling - in Italian, no less - at passersby may jar some, but I do love how it animates outside the box of conformity. There's music to be found on on the street in it's infinite configurations.

I won't punish you today with links to a dizzying array of events downtown.
Just one for now.
Visit Downtown Guelph here and there to discover what gives.

-Downtown Lynn-

Blog Guelph: Taking it to the Street

Oops!, originally uploaded by thomevered.

Blog Guelph: Taking it to the Street

Street Legs, originally uploaded by MRA TOO.

Blog Guelph: Taking it to the Street

Walk On, originally uploaded by Robert m Williams.

Blog Guelph: Taking it to the Street

Watching, originally uploaded by ade barnett.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Blog Guelph: ART is All Around You Now

ART by peterkelly
ART, a photo by peterkelly on Flickr.

The leaves are falling as hard as the rain, but know that in the cool autumn air, in the grey streets, in the chilled down weeks of winter's slow march towards us, ART is ALL around YOU.

Some amazing things are happening, including the first of many Fourth Friday events taking place Downtown: October 28. Join in on some random acts of creativity and community the fourth Friday of every month from here on out. You can register your event/activity or find out more on the website.

Also, Macondald Stewart Art Centre has a stunning set of art works that will be up for live auction on November 12. The annual Beyond the Frame auction is a great party with great art. Works can be previewed on MSAC's Facebook. Add us if you haven't already.

Finally, do take some time to check out the fabulous Guelph Art Works project downtown. 

-Aidan M.D. Ware

Blog Guelph: ART is All Around You Now

Figures by JohnnyBallgame
Figures, a photo by JohnnyBallgame on Flickr.

Blog Guelph: ART is All Around You Now

Have You? by claygrl
Have You?, a photo by claygrl on Flickr.

Blog Guelph: ART is All Around You Now

Dom by ICT_photo
Dom, a photo by ICT_photo on Flickr.

Art coming your way.

Blog Guelph: ART is All Around You Now

Mum... and art... coming your way.

Blog Guelph: ART is All Around You Now

Lichen Minded by peterkelly
Lichen Minded, a photo by peterkelly on Flickr.

One of the famous "heads" from Macdonald Stewart Art Centre's Monad sculpture will be up for auction on November 12!

Blog Guelph: ART is All Around You Now

Picture in Picture by Dom Cruz
Picture in Picture, a photo by Dom Cruz on Flickr.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Blog Guelph: The Juggler

The Juggler  by Karen Brodie
The Juggler , a photo by Karen Brodie on Flickr.

Good Windy Morning!

Looks like today will be one of those days when we will all have to practice our juggling skills. The wind may interrupt any tight rope walking ambitions I may have had today. Never mind, I will have my hands full holding my son's hand and balancing an umbrella on the way to school. I may resemble Mary Poppins or see Dorothy on the way.

How about I write all you loyal readers a note for your boss that you have my permission to stay at home in your jim-jams. You need visual stimulation from the rat race and local photographer Karen Brodie is your woman to get you ooing and awing today! Seriously, grab a cuppa, sit down and let your eyes wander through her stream on Flickr. You may need a passport as this gal is global! Click on the photos here and enjoy your journey.

Bunny Safari

Blog Guelph: Holy Lightshow Batman

Holy Lightshow Batman by Karen Brodie
Holy Lightshow Batman, a photo by Karen Brodie on Flickr.

Blog Guelph: Woods Elizabeth Street Plant

Blog Guelph: I Wish it Wasn't So

I Wish it Wasn't So by Karen Brodie
I Wish it Wasn't So, a photo by Karen Brodie on Flickr.

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.