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, March 3, 2013

Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

For most of my life I was a "cat person", then a dog came into my life and everything changed.

16 years of devotion, wanting nothing in return but a good scratch of that itchy spot they cannot reach. That and a walk or a treat now and again.

We should be so selfless.

Now he is gone, but not really, for every time I see a dog I think of him and I smile.
He will be beside me always "Man's best friend" doesn't really tell the whole story, not even close, maybe it should be more like .....

Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, and all the Virtues of Man, without his Vices.
This Praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery if inscribed over human ashes, is but a just tribute to the Memory of Boatswain, a Dog.

~George Gordon, Lord Byron, "Inscription on the Monument of a Newfoundland Dog"

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