Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Magali came with other family members to pay their respects to her great great uncle Ralph Sutherland.

Legion, Chatsworth, Ontario

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

family portrait

Randy, Anwen, Alec and baby Rory.
Photo by Sarah

Guelph, October 1987

Monday, January 29, 2007

Atoll Tale

Trilobite tail found at Craigleith.

near Collingwood, Ontario, Sep 2006

Sunday, January 28, 2007

bench and bridge

A peaceful day for a ski or a walk at the Arboretum.

The Arboretum, Guelph

Saturday, January 27, 2007

red and white

Various people have posted photos of the Arboretum here.

The Arboretum, Guelph

Friday, January 26, 2007

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Fergus has a Grand River

We went walking in Elora and Fergus on Sunday.
S needed a couple of thermometers for her classroom so on the way home we decided to try the new Wal-Mart in Guelph. Our only other visit to Wal-Mart was a couple of years ago in Kitchener which left me with the impression that it was an inflated Zellers. So, anyway, after much trudging and enquiring we got a thermometer for about 5 bucks - then decided to go to the Canadian Tire across the street to check there as well.
Turned out that Canadian Tire had the exact same thermometer - for a buck cheaper! Don't think we'll be doing much Wal-Marting. Not till we're older anyway - I was impressed with the motorized wheelchairs there.

Grand River, Fergus

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

granite intrusion

Melted granite from deep below.

Bayfield Inlet, August 2006

Monday, January 22, 2007

Between Fergus and Guelph

Early morning on Highway 6.

between Fergus and Guelph

Sunday, January 21, 2007

The Breadalbane Giant in Fergus

A giant Scottish warrior carved onsite by sculptors Nick & Sean Kosonic from the remains on a 200 year old Norwegian maple. In you're interested in other outside wooden carvings check here.

Fergus, Ontario

Saturday, January 20, 2007

going to market jigitty jig

We went to the farmer's market early this morning, just before sunrise. Bustling through the cold.


Friday, January 19, 2007

the olden days

Three years ago today folks were clearing off the Speed River by the River Run Centre for some skating.

Guelph, January 2004

Thursday, January 18, 2007

St. Catherines Beach

"Kejimkujik National Park Seaside Adjunct encompasses some of the most beautiful coastal terrain in mainland Nova Scotia. No other park can boast the fine beaches and amazing lagoons that are found here" - from Wilderness Nova Scotia, A Photographer's Journal by Irwin R. Barrett

Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct, August 2006

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Uncle Ralph

My uncle Ralph.
A mid-70's printing experiment with high contrast lith film.

RR1 Holland Centre, 1974

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

the freeze begins

How long will it last? Last year we had snow drops and crocuses (crocii?) poking up in mid March. Could be a short winter.

Rockwood C.A.

Monday, January 15, 2007

first snow

OK well not really the first snow - we actually had our first snow three months ago in mid October - but this is the first snow that is not going to melt in a couple of days. Fingers crossed.

Rockwood Conservation Area

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Sarah Margaret

We finally got a bit of snow that stayed on the ground overnight so we went out to Rockwood C.A. for a walkabout. This was the most beautiful thing I saw there.

Rockwood Conservation Area

Saturday, January 13, 2007

the iceman cometh

Colin Rory Alan

December 2003, Eden Mills

Friday, January 12, 2007

Action Read fundraiser

Jessy Bell-Smith and her sister (sorry I've forgotten her name) perform at a fundraiser for Action Read.
You can view a recent video here.

April 2004, The Boathouse, Guelph

Thursday, January 11, 2007

feathers and shells

Lake Huron, September 2003

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

eramosa river

December 2003, near Eden Mills

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Monday, January 08, 2007


Alec's birthday party.

Fall 2002, Guelph

Sunday, January 07, 2007

weathered limbs

There were a few cyclists out along the GORBA trail today but it was hard slogging - the ground isn't frozen yet and the mud holes plentiful.


Saturday, January 06, 2007

Guelph Lake

Early morning at Guelph Lake dam. Usually the lake would be covered in ice and snow at this time of year. Seems strange and somewhat forboding. Noticed a humourous sign posted on the earthen bulwark "Keep off the dam slope".


Friday, January 05, 2007

city hall

You can see a video of the demolition of the old Memorial Gardens as well as a webcam of current construction of the new city hall online.


Thursday, January 04, 2007

gneiss and granite

Bayfield Inlet, August 2006

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


There are several species of milkweed in Ontario - with a variety of flowers: white, red, purple, orange.


Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Monday, January 01, 2007

new morning

hoping the new year brings all good things to all good people