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, February 15, 2015

Its all in your mind...


At this time of year, some, well most, people look out of the window, listen to the weather report, shudder and turn up the heat a notch.

Not me, after taking Winter for her morning walk I decided it was a beautiful morning and I wanted to get out on my own for a while.
So I wrapped myself up and headed for one of my favourite spots, the U of G Arboretum.

On this wonderful winters day I had the parking lot to myself, the trails covered in fresh snow, only marked by the off bunny track.
The woods echoed with bird song and the only other sounds were the crunching of the snow and my breathing .
I made two laps of the trails just 'because'.
My excuse was that Whyndam Arts Supply wasn't open yet so I may as well walk some more...
In reality I was just having too good a time, eventually my jacket was unzipped and my gloves were in my pocket and I walked with a stupid grin on my face as my breath formed clouds in front of me.

As the morning wore on I did meet a few like minded individuals but mostly I was alone with my thoughts.

What a great morning to be alive...

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same”. ~Francesca Reigler

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