Monday, May 30, 2011

Blog Guelph: Trilliums at Starkey Hill

Yesterday turned out to be an ok day. It was a good thing. I had a lot of digging and chilling to do. :)
Today I looked through the Guelph pool on Flickr and I couldn't get over all the green. Guelph is a lush and gorgeous place right now.
Enjoy your day everyone!
Donna

Blog Guelph: Misty Morning


Misty Morning, originally uploaded by felixtrio.

Blog Guelph: Day140/365


Day140/365, originally uploaded by ASherwoodphotography.

Blog Guelph: Asparagus for sale


Asparagus for sale, originally uploaded by Stephen Just.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Blog Guelph: Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival

Friday!
Phewf.

Do you know what's delightful?
Beyond our gardens bursting beyond belief, our feet moving from boot to sandal, and the irrepressible sense of hopefulness of course...what is especially delightful to me is that it's the time of year for the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival to explode upon our parks, streets, studios and stages.

So head on down to Exhibition Park this coming Thursday, at 7pm to witness dance groups that use the grass and the trees to tell their story. If you have to miss that evening performance, it is repeated again at noon on both Saturday and Sunday.

Come visit my hood Friday at noon in St. George's Square Downtown, and witness emerging choreographers In The Street, where..."ideas and bodies bounce off old stone and new concrete to create a community-engaging spectacle."

These are both pay what you can performances.

And please do not miss the world-class performances On The Stage at the River Run Centre both Friday and Saturday night.

Dance people, dance!
-DowntownLynn-

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Blog Guelph: Soggy Night

Good Afternoon,

Just one image today - and what an image it is. I love the contrast in there, the tonal range, the clarity, and the perspective. Julia has really captured the feel and the quiet to this street. You can feel the dampness and the weight of the wet. There is a timeless quality to this scene, and she has done an amazing job communicating a sense of isolation. Julia has a rich and varied stream and if you haven't checked it out on flickr, do it and enjoy the show, talent, humour, honesty, and great skill, you won't be disappointed!

Paula

Soggy Street

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Blog Guelph: Very Springy

Here is yet another small set of images from the Arboretum. If you are interested in the Arboretum, GO THERE. If you want to look at some of the amazing photographs coming out of the Arboretum, take a stroll through flickr. Right now there are a tonne of people photographing in the Arboretum, many images of which I cannot post, so please head over to flickr and take a look!
Hope you have had a wonderful day,

Paula

Blog Guelph: Guelph Arboretum

Textured Daffodils

Blog Guelph: Guelph Arboretum

Trilliums

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Blog Guelph: Spring Flowers

Well, a little bit of sun and the flowers have simply exploded throughout Guelph. The Arboretum was full of trilliums over the past two weeks. The thing about trilliums, you just don't really notice them until BLAM, and then they are all you see. Starkey Hill was a mix of white, red, and pink trilliums, while the streets of Guelph have been heavy with magnolia blooms.
Hope you all had a wonderful long weekend,

Paula

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Blog Guelph: Spring Flowers

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Blog Guelph: Spring Flowers

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Blog Guelph: downtown guelph


downtown guelph, originally uploaded by kim/ber.
Oops!
I meant to post earlier! My computer is slow, oh so slow these days, but a friendlier pal is in the works, and the next time I post, watch out!
Take care everyone, and did you see the blue sky? Leaving work tonight a coworker exclaimed, "what is that?" it was the sun!!

Donna

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Blog Guelph: Victoria Rd Rain

Victoria Rd Rain , originally uploaded by John Q6.
Good Morning!
This morning I have a press release to share!
PRESS RELEASE
Guelph Arts Platform
May 16th, 2011
The Platform presents an overview of how community interests will be incorporated into its project plan.
The Guelph Arts Platform seeks to establish a centre of artistic and cultural expression that provides quality services and amenities, and spaces for performance, rehearsal, workshops, studios, offices, galleries, retail and more.
Working with Artscape - a Toronto-based, not-for-profit urban development company with an expertise in building collaborative arts and culture spaces - as its mentor, the Platform distributed a Request for Expressions of Interest in early 2011.
The Platform received over 70 responses from community groups, and individual artists, as well as private and social enterprises. Community members articulated their thoughts in response to questions that dealt with topics such as the role they seek to occupy in a creative space, location preferences and space requirements.
The Platform has begun to draft a project plan that incorporates the variety of responses they received and is hosting an open meeting on Tuesday May 24th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the auditorium (accessible from the side door on Cork Street) of Norfolk United Church.
The Platform encourages all REOI respondents and community members alike to join them for this information session. Come on out to learn about what members of your community hope for and the Platform’s vision for a creative space which speaks to the heart of the Guelph creative community.
For more information please contact: Amy Calder, platform.mc@gmail.com

Have a great day everyone!

Donna

Blog Guelph: Trio of Bag Girls


Trio of Bag Girls, originally uploaded by ~Stingrays~.

Blog Guelph: Forget-me-nots


Forget-me-nots, originally uploaded by felixtrio.
Publish Post

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Blog Guelph: Tea Time

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Blog Guelph: Harmony Milk

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Blog Guelph: Tea Bag

Well, it's time for tea. I love a cup of tea and I could sure go for one right now. I like black tea, not really ever green tea, with milk, preferably good clean milk. I am partial to drinking my tea out of the mug my sister bought from the potter down the road. I am making a switch to loose tea after a cafe owner gave me some great advice about the quality of already-bagged tea. Anyone have a tea they'd recommend? Off to boil some water.

Hope you have all had a wonderful day,
Paula

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Blog Guelph: Almost a tulip

Almost a tulip


Yikes! Here I was thinking about going to bed and then it hit me, NO POST. Crisscrossgirl's set is full of spring flowers, or on-their-way to blooming flowers. Hope you all had a wonderful day!

Paula

Blog Guelph: Teenage tree buds

Teenage tree buds

Blog Guelph: Tattered

Tattered

Monday, May 09, 2011

Blog Guelph: Niska Trail

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Good morning BG! WOW, what a weekend for getting out on the Guelph trails. I was out four separate times, include a jaunt up Starkey with Donna for pictures. Dogs, people, children, it was just great to see so many people out enjoying the green places in and around this city. I might just have to hit another trail after work. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Paula

Blog Guelph: Trail Walk

Blog Guelph: Where does this trail lead?

Where does the trail lead?

Friday, May 06, 2011

Blog Guelph: Jane's Walks


Lost In The Crowd, originally uploaded by Dom Cruz.
Hey now!
Do not lose sight of the fact that May showers brings May flowers. Chin up.
Here's a little Friday one shot wonder from Dom Cruz - the intrepid urban photographer.

Last week I waxed on about Doors Open Guelph, which was, by the way, a brilliant success by all accounts. Now I want to see you out walking again this weekend at one of the many Jane's Walks around our fair town, in honour of the indomitable and visionary Jane Jacobs.
Explore your City. Meet your neighbours. Learn a little something.

Most of all, have fun out there.

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”
— Jane Jacobs, ‘The Death and Life of Great American Cities’

with love,
Downtown Lynn

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Blog Guelph: Reaching For The Clouds

Reaching For The Clouds

Blog Guelph: In the Middle

In The Middle

Good Morning,
I was really moved by these images, particularly by the stunning softness used in each. In each case, the delicate nature of the subject is so well translated to the image. Julia and Krista are able feel their way through a flower to isolate a beautiful composition. I am really inspired by their sensitive but confident use of focus and their restrained use of colour. As the cherry and magnolia trees come into bloom, it is going to be a great time to get out photographing.


Have a great day,
Paula

Blog Guelph: Hyacinth

Hyacinth

Blog Guelph: Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera Daisy

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Blog Guelph: Arboretum



Yikes, this is a very late post, my apologies.

It has been a crazy day of making title cards for photos and I thought a picture from a place of quiet and reflection was in order. I love the Arboretum and it has been an amazing space for me to develop my own photography in both skill and vision, and I am certainly not alone in this! The Guelph flickr stream is teeming with photographers returning to their favourite nooks with variations in seasons, weather, and equipment. So if you go there for the photography, what is your favourite spot? I think this boardwalk is tops on many lists.

Hope you have enjoyed your day,
Paula

Monday, May 02, 2011

Blog Guelph: Sad Little Flower

Sad Little Flower

Good morning Guelph,

I would like to thank Donna for blogging for me last week while I was out of range of the internet. I heard Guelph got much rain and very little of anything else so I thought I'd celebrate that by posting some beautiful rain-related images. I love Julia's Sad Little Flower, how the focus and the composition impart such heaviness to the drops on those light petals. I hope you are all able to enjoy what rolls in with your day.

ALSO, make time to VOTE today!

I'm off to the polls,
Paula

Blog Guelph: Rain

Fall Rain

Blog Guelph: Rain in the Garden

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

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