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"

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Carolers - Downtown tree lighting extravaganza

Carolers - Downtown tree lighting extravaganza
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

I know, I know, it's only November but have you noticed that the merchandisers start earlier and earlier with each passing year?
Barely has Halloween finished before the Christmas offerings are flooding the shelves.

Last Friday evening we in Guelph celebrated the lighting of the tree in our downtown square. Despite the "it's November, dammit! " chorus there is something special about this little gathering. Bumping into old friends every one smiling and happy makes me think "why isn't it like this all year long"?

Yes even this old pagan can feel the wind of change that this time of year brings and I love it !

Even if it is November ...... <|:^)

I hear that in many places something has happened to Christmas; that it is changing from a time of merriment and carefree gaiety to a holiday which is filled with tedium; that many people dread the day and the obligation to give Christmas presents is a nightmare to weary, bored souls; that the children of enlightened parents no longer believe in Santa Claus; that all in all, the effort to be happy and have pleasure makes many honest hearts grow dark with despair instead of beaming with good will and cheerfulness. ~Julia Peterkin, A Plantation Christmas, 1934

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