Wednesday, December 31, 2008

prayer flags

Let's hope Joan Rentoul's prayer flags augur well - for beautiful changes for all of us in the new year.

Guelph, December 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

alec's sock people

Some serious sock folk by Alec.

Guelph, December 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

christmas mittens

Ani's lovemade gift.

Guelph, December 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Eramosa River, Guelph Radial Trail, December 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

horse and fairy

What more could a girl ask for than a horse and a powerful flying female fairy!

Guelph, Xmas 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

homemade wrapping paper

made by grandogger#1
Guelph, December 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

snow angel

Guelph, December 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

what gender is your website?

What gender is your website? Go to and plug in the URL of a website of your choice - it will analyze it and report back to you whether the site was created by a man or woman. Evidently this site had a 57% chance of being created by a woman.

Riverside Park, Guelph, December 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

light train

Riverside Park, Guelph, December 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

sparkles in the park

Riverside Park is decorated with thousands of coloured lights until the end of the month for Sparkles in the Park. The carousel is turning too!

Guelph, December 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

orange snow

Snow from yesterday's storm glows orange beneath the sodium street lights.

Guelph, December 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

kith and kin

My nieces Martha and Ivy Farquhar-McDonnell, along with their mother Kathleen McDonnell released their first CD this week: Yet will I be merry - Carols and Songs of the Season. Recorded on Toronto Island and produced by Andy Maize (of Skydiggers) it is a beautiful record of some wonderful singing.
You can purchase it in Toronto at Musideum.
Listen to some tunes on myspace here.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dawson Girdwood

Fiddler extraordinaire Dawson Girdwood practicing before our big gig at Rebecca Cohn Auditorium.

Halifax, early 80s

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

divers women

There's something visually rich and weighty with a whiff of snoot about bound classics.

Bear River Heritage Museum, Nova Scotia, August 2006

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Georgian Bay Ferry to Manitoulin, August 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008


Guelph, Fall 1999

Sunday, December 14, 2008

extemporized hat

It's a bowl. It's a hat. It's a bowling hat.

Guelph, December 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

dylan graffiti in novie

Bear River, Nova Scotia, August 2006

Thursday, December 11, 2008

button hat

Ani's button hat.

Guelph, December 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival

Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, April 2005

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Sir Winston Churchill

"From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put." - Sir Winston Churchill

Halifax, August 2007

Monday, December 08, 2008

candles in the snow

Guelph, December 2007

Sunday, December 07, 2008


Cheryl McGowan, creator of Beelightful - handcrafted pure beeswax candles - available at the Guelph Farmers Market.

Farmers Market, Guelph, November 2008

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Friday, December 05, 2008

Goldie Sherman

MC Goldie Sherman at

Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, April 2005

Thursday, December 04, 2008

women playing with fire

Check out the 15th Annual Winter Lights and Music happening this Saturday in downtown Guelph. Free skate & music. Community begins at home and never ends.

Downtown Guelph, November 2005

Wednesday, December 03, 2008


Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, April 2005

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

santa claus parade

Guelph, November 2008

Monday, December 01, 2008

Annie's Apitherapy

Annie Van Alten of Annie's Apitherapy.

"In ancient times, beehive products were used for therapeutic healing and disease prevention. Today, that wisdom harmonized with science is known as Apitherapy. Apitherapy and beehives are an immediate answer to the need for vitamins, proteins, antibiotics, oral rehydratants, anesthetics, antiseptics, cicatrizers, topical healers for wounds and burns, tissue preservatives, immunostimulants, and other healing resources."

Guelph, November 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

fraser and debolt

Fraser and Debolt at a theatre in Toronto, 1973. Current websites are: Daisy Debolt and Allan Fraser.

Toronto, 1973

Saturday, November 29, 2008

"one of the great feelings -- to stop being me for a little while, and to become us"

"I believe that singing is the key to long life, a good figure, a stable temperament, increased intelligence, new friends, super self-confidence, heightened sexual attractiveness and a better sense of humor..." recent article by Brian Eno on the benefits of group singing - more here.

Breast of Canada fundraising choir, GYMC, September 2005

Friday, November 28, 2008

frozen rainspout

Guelph, November 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Lumberyard Roof

Knights Lumber, Guelph, November 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

hanger's on

Guelph, November 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

cadence joy

Guelph, November 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

a building with no words

I'm always somewhat surprised to find this amount of public urban space without words, ads, signs, signals, logos, etc.

Knight Lumber, Guelph, November 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

dancing real good, for free

Guelph Youth Music Centre, 2002

Friday, November 21, 2008

griot's journey

from Griot's Journey photo shoot...

Guelph Youth Music Centre, April 2006

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Clam Harbour, Nova Scotia, August 2007

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

sacred circle herbs

Aimee, owner/operator of Sacred Circle Herbs.

"Handmade with organic and wildcrafted herbs, therapeutic grade essential oils and only the highest quality nut, seed and vegetable oils and butters, Sacred Circle Herbs luxury bath products are beautiful to look at and to use."

Guelph, November 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

ani's pink boots

Guelph, November 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

flames on suffolk street

This morning as I stepped out on the front porch I smelled what I thought was the neighbours' wood stoves then noticed it seemed rather foggy then realized a siren was approaching.
I followed the smoke to a house around the corner and watched as it burnt up frighteningly quickly.
As far we know no one was injured.
Time to check those smoke alarms.

Guelph, November 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

sunrise in eden

Sunrise at Tony's cabin.

Eden Mills, April 2004

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

hand finished

I think they misspelled promise.

Guelph, November 2008