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, June 28, 2015

A bunch of keys..


It was a rainy day …
So says the Pizzaville ad ;-)

Actually it has been a rainy weekend and as I write this I am drying off after a 2 mile walk with Winter, sitting by the patio door listening to the rain on the leaves and the odd call from the birds.

Quite peaceful really and in the words of Longfellow:

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain”. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I was away on business for most of the week so the artistic / photographic output has been almost non-existent.
However I did manage a couple of sketches, I find it interesting if not amazing how a mundane object like a bunch of keys can take on a life of its own on paper.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

It was a rainy day ... again.


A rainy weekend and no one around.

One of those weekends where you find a comfy chair and a good book and a dog (optional).

The grass did not get yesterday and it doesn't look like it will be cut today either …
Still there is always another book to be read or maybe a bit of artwork to be produced.

The one shown here was yesterdays effort.

First though it is time to pay the piper... chores around the house.... maybe.

“My theory on housework is, if the item doesn’t multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?” ~Erma Bombeck

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Saturday Morning ...


My time, time to wander a trail, a street, a path strewn with woodland detritus, a sidewalk or just sit and catch up with friends.

This Saturday morning was a bit of everything, I met up with Doug in downtown Guelph and we decided to walk wherever our fancy took us, all the time nattering about this and that, catching up, making plans etc.

Before long several hours had passed and we found ourselves at the Farmers Market wandering, people watching and buying a few things.

Then back to the cars to unload our goodies and camera's then on to OX for tea.
Just tea .. no more goodies as we had stuffed ourselves on the walk back from the market!

Even so just tea, talk and camaraderie, what a great way to spend a Saturday morning.

Friendship is a sheltering tree”. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge