Originally from Northern England, Alan Norsworthy has been a photographer since the late 1960's.

He moved to Canada in 1973 and has made Guelph Ontario his home for the last 24 years.

" I remember visiting the CN Tower in the early 70's and the guide said that as far as you could see in any direction is the best farmland in Canada. That comment echoes down the years as I watch subdivisions eat up the landscape."

The area around Guelph offers up a plethora of rural images which Alan captures with his artistic vision. His work covers everything from macro photographs of flowers, sweeping landscapes, historic buildings and old abandoned farms in both colour and Black and White.

"This is where I find my inspiration, I have a need to show people the beauty I see as I walk the woods and fields of Southern Ontario"

Monday, July 12, 2010

Photo of the weekend - St Boniface Cemetery Maryhill - Old Stones II

St Boniface Cemetery Maryhill - Old Stones II
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

Some think that cemeteries are places to put the dead and forget about them, except on an anniversary.

Lets face it, cemeteries are rarely visited by the living.

I, on the other hand love wandering in old cemeteries, reading the stones and thinking of the hopes and dreams buried there.

The history of the area waiting to be read.

Morbid ?
Maybe but not to me.

Do I want to end up in one ?
No thanks, just scatter my ashes to the wind ...

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.

Mary Elizabeth Frye

For those sharp eyed individuals yes I changed the post.

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