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, January 20, 2013

Winter Wonderland - Fletchers Creek

Winter Wonderland - Fletchers Creek
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

The work week went by so fast but the weekend went even faster.
Saturday morning we were up and out before dawn and arrived at Fletchers Creek as the sun came up.
The trails are long there and do not loop back so it’s a straight out and back walk but what a walk!
It was Patrick who introduced us to this place, Doug did a quick reconnaissance with his trusty sidekick “Murf”.
So it was decided, Fletchers Creek was the place, the time early, the company cordial.

The trail ahead rapidly became the trail behind as we walked, talked and enjoyed all that this place had to offer. Patrick has walked here many times and in all the seasons so his insights were and will be invaluable in the year ahead as we get to experience this great place.

What I called ‘The Fortress’ really caught my attention as did the Quarry area.

The stands of Birch with the morning light laying softly over their branches was simply breathtaking.

The whole area is breathtaking.

We are truly fortunate to have area’s such as this protected, not just for me but for our children to enjoy and to know what I know ....

I know the thrill of the grasses when the rain pours over them.
I know the trembling of the leaves when the winds sweep through them.
I know what the white clover felt as it held a drop of dew pressed close in its beauteousness.
I know the quivering of the fragrant petals at the touch of the pollen-legged bees.
I know what the stream said to the dipping willows, and what the moon said to the sweet lavender.
I know what the stars said when they came stealthily down and crept fondly into the tops of the trees.
~Muriel Strode, "Creation Songs"

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