Wednesday, February 28, 2007

CNR Spurline Trail

An exercise area for those in wheelchairs along the CNR Spurline Trail.

Guelph, February 2003

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

put your best foot forward

We were both waiting, hand and foot, and it was worth it.

R and Al.

Guelph, late 80s

Monday, February 26, 2007

roots of chaos

Exposed roots of a fallen tree showing it's captured booty of stones.

Ignatius Centre, Guelph

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Winter Contemplation

There are many benches along the various trails at the Ignatius Centre. This morning was cool and quiet - just right for a contemplative walk.

Ignatius Centre, Guelph

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Ignatius Trail

The trails of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre of Guelph are open year round - the centre has been in Guelph since 1852. You might see a few ice fishers on the Marden Creek pond - where Highway 6 crosses over just north of Guelph. That creek flows down to the Speed River - you can walk right out to Guelph Lake along the shores.


Friday, February 23, 2007

sundown on snow

Just enough light after work now for a walk through the Arboretum before sundown. Summer is icumen in.

The Arboretum, University of Guelph

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

dancer or prancer

Is it a rain dance dear?
Great park to take kids to see some animals and birds - raptor demonstrations, peacocks, farm animals and maybe Rudolf - though the nose doesn't seem quite right.

Mountsberg Conservation Area, June 2005

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Monday, February 19, 2007

rock pool

Bayfield Inlet, Ontario, August 2006

Sunday, February 18, 2007

bracket fungus in snow

Ignatius Centre Trail, Guelph

Saturday, February 17, 2007

old cedar

Ignatius Centre Trail, Guelph

Friday, February 16, 2007

Thursday, February 15, 2007

old love letters

The ghost of valentine's past.

Eramosa River Trail, Guelph

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day

Warm the cockles - take heart Al - bad puns are de rigeur today.

Guelph, early 90s

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

leaves that stay

The Arboretum, Guelph

Monday, February 12, 2007

Sunday, February 11, 2007

trail art

While walking a trail along the Eramosa River this morning we came across an area where someone had created an art piece - hanging from various branches were many beads, wires, spoons, forks, wires, bottles, shells, etc - delicate beauty.


Saturday, February 10, 2007

african drum workshop

We went to an African drum workshop tonight taught by Fule Badoe. About 30 folks from 7 to 70 - amazing how quickly everyone picked up the rhythm - powerful sound - Fule is a great teacher - fun fun.


Friday, February 09, 2007

this is your brain on music

Just finished a totally fascinating book about the art and science of music - the role of music in our daily lives and our evolution - This Is Your Brain on Music - by Daniel Leviton. Highly recommended. NY Times review here. Thanks to my brother Rob for showing it to me.

R and Ani, 1983, downtown Guelph

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

classic mushrooms

August 2006, Delap's Cove, Nova Scotia

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

snow flag

Little Tract, Puslinch, Ontario

Monday, February 05, 2007

cedar elder

Little Tract, Wellington County

Sunday, February 04, 2007

snow curve and sapling

Little Tract, Wellington County Forest

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Little Tract

There's a maze of looped trails throughout the Little Tract, a Wellington County forest on Road 34 between Road 32 and 35.
Summers see a lot of bikes and horses as well as people. These days it's great for cross country skiing if you don't mind a few minor hills.


Friday, February 02, 2007

Saint James the Apostle Church

Saint James the Apostle Church in the morning.

Glasgow Street, Guelph

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Red Barn

Chatsworth, Ontario