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 aware@msac.ca. 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

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For more great Guelph photos, try these links:

Downtown Guelph, University of Guelph, The Guelph Hillside Festival or The Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

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