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, December 19, 2010

Westfield Village - 'Twas the night before Christmas

Westfield Village - 'Twas the night before Christmas
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

Yesterday I wasn't a happy soul.
In fact I was downright miserable.
It was one of those times when all you want to do is hide away.
But that is not good.

I had made arrangements to go to Westfield Village with some friends but begged off.
Thankfully they decided I needed a kick in the pants and made me go anyway. Despite myself, I had a good time, the banter over supper, bumping into friends in the village, sitting sipping apple cider to banish the winter chills slowly changed my mood from blue to rosy.

Which brings me to my quote of the week:

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. ~Albert Schweitzer

Thanks guys ! You know who you are. 

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