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, October 6, 2013
A Hard Week
It has been a rough couple of weeks.
A death in the family made for some emotionally charged times..
On September 24 my Father-in-Law of over 25 years, Frank was finally released from his long battle with cancer. He had been cared for at home by my Mother-in-Law Doris for as long as she could manage. His final days were at Carpenter House Hospice in Burlington.
Throughout this time his spirit was unbroken as witnessed by us all ..
No complaints, no regrets just a simple statement which summed up the man;
" I am truly blessed to have had such a wonderful family"
I hope I can have that sort of dignity and strength of character.
At his Memorial I was asked to read a poem, it serves as my quote for this week;
"When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set on me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little - but not too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me -but let me go
This is journey we all must make
And each must go alone
It's all a part of the Master's plan
A step on the road to home
When you are alone and sick at heart
Go to the friends you know
And bury your sorrow in doing good deeds
Miss me - but let me go."
` Author unknown
He will be sorely missed by us all