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, May 15, 2011

Einstein Cafe Magnolia's

Einstein Cafe Magnolia's
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

On Saturday I spent several hours crawling around in the mud at the UofG Arboretum hunting the elusive Trillium, Trout Lilly and Jack-in-the-Pulpit.
What I really wanted to capture was the magnificent Magnolia.
After leaving the Arboretum with dirty knee's and several images. I went over to the Farmers Market in the downtown. As I drove away I caught sight of the Magnolia's outside the Einstein's Cafe.
I couldn't believe my eye's!

Too me Magnolia tree's in bloom speak of Spring, their flowers only last a few days but what a show!

The Trillium were forgotten .... :-)

And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, "The Sensitive Plant"

1 comment:

Doug England said...

Well captured Alan, I particularly like how you caught the reflection in the window as well.