Monday, April 30, 2007

window and stretcher

First St Andrews United Church, London, April 2007

Sunday, April 29, 2007

window and stairs

First St Andrews United Church, London, April 2007

Saturday, April 28, 2007

rock flow

Bayfield Inlet, August 2006

Friday, April 27, 2007

granite reflection

Bayfield Inlet, August 2006

Thursday, April 26, 2007

basalt and seaweed

Brier Island, Nova Scotia, August 2006

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

barnacles and stone

Rainy Cove, Nova Scotia, August 2006

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

fork art

Guelph, February 2007

Monday, April 23, 2007

rust never sleeps

Yes, some day every one of us will have our own Earth Day - when we return to it. Ever wonder where your molecules will be? Or where they've been?

Guelph, April 2007

Sunday, April 22, 2007

earth day

Volunteers were out along the Speed River today - cleaning trash out and planting new trees along the banks by The River Run Centre. Laughing Toad Community Nursery was one of the sponsors.
This years Speed River Clean Up, organized by OPIRG, is scheduled for Sat. June 9.
Looks like the dam has been opened to allow easier access to the trash on the river bottom - the geese didn't seem to mind.

Speed River, Guelph

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Spirit of Illumination

Today was the opening of Spirit of Illumination at The Barber Gallery. Janet Johnson and others gave us a prelude of The Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival.

Barber Gallery, Guelph, April 2007

Friday, April 20, 2007

guelph contemporary dance festival

The Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival will start in a couple of weeks.

Guelph, April 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007

our lady gets a facelift

Legends of the Morgeti is a recent publication by local author Jerry Prager in which he details the history of organized crime in Guelph. Volume I covers the period from 1900-1922.
Among the interesting facts in this book is this statement about Church of Our Lady:
"... the Elders of Guelph's Church of Our Lady, an almost cathedral-like limestone edifice that overlooks the city, insisted that the Italians of the Ward enter through side doors and sit in side pews rather than enter through the front and sit with everyone else."

Guelph, April 2007

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

winter's tail

Everton, Ontario, April 2007

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

ways of seeing

Susan Sontag, in her recent posthumously published book At The Same Time, says photography is not seeing - it is a way of seeing. To me she seems to be saying that photography tends to separate people from reality while pretending to show it to them.

I do believe all photos lie to some extent. When someone looks at my photos it would make me happier if, rather than saying 'oh that place is beautiful', they said 'I'd like to see that for myself' and they go and look.

Everton, April 2007

Monday, April 16, 2007


The Eramosa River cuts through the 400 million year old rock at Everton.

Everton, Ontario

Sunday, April 15, 2007

who's been sitting in my chair?

If you're walking along the Eramosa River trail in Everton and need a rest this chair might come in handy.

Everton, April 2007

Saturday, April 14, 2007

groups of gigantic men

You can get pretty much anything in downtown Guelph. Even group orders of clothing for gigantic men.

Guelph, April 2007

Friday, April 13, 2007

Looking Ahead

35 years ago.
Here's today.

You can see more photos from today - we played at the Boathouse - courtesy of kjane.

London, Ontario, early 70s

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

community water

This is the revamped gravestone of my great great great great grandparents, John and Mary Caesar, who came from Tipperary Ireland to the Peel area of Upper Canada when Toronto had only a few thousand residents.
Since then a lot of changes have taken place - and things are changing now even more quickly than ever.
If we want to preserve the beauty and bounty of this land for future generations we will need to give attention and respect to it's natural gifts.
One of the most precious is water. Clean fresh water.
There is an organization of concerned citizens in Guelph who spend their precious time helping to protect our water supplies. Check out Wellington Water Watchers. Especially now that our water is directly threatened by multinational corporations with little community concern.

Chinguacousy, Peel, Ontario, 2001

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

over and under

Over the gorge under County Road 7 bridge.

Elora, Ontario

Monday, April 09, 2007

for the love of words

Sarah, Tony and I will be aiming for some harmonic communion when we play at this year's Action Read fundraiser - this Friday at The Boathouse. Details here.

The Boathouse, Guelph, 2001

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Saturday, April 07, 2007

snow rock and root

Elora Gorge Conservation Area

Friday, April 06, 2007

downtown fire

There was a major fire in downtown Guelph last night causing extensive damage to several historic buildings including the beautiful Gummer Building. More photos are posted on Blog Guelph.


Thursday, April 05, 2007

Elora Gorge

There's an excellent book called Elora Gorge - A Vistor's Guide by Elora resident Kenneth Hewitt, a professor of geography, which is fascinating reading - explains the geological and social history of the region. Also contains very detailed maps of various hikes through the gorges outlining the salient features.

Elora Gorge, September 2006

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

changing state

Decew Falls, March 2007

Monday, April 02, 2007


Why are images of decay so popular? From the rustic falling down barn, the romantic limestone ruins of mills to the junky city alleys and maybe even the 'wrinkled old person' - why do we find these attractive?

Royal City Park, Guelph

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Wellington County Museum

A model of the Wellington County Museum - quite detailed, some of the people are only a few millimeters high. Worth a visit, nominal charge $3 adults. Beautiful building - the last surviving "Poorhouse".

Between Elora and Fergus, Ontario