Saturday, June 30, 2007

Old Houses on Waterloo St.

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I thought that after showing you that lovely large stone house on this street, that I'd also show you a couple of others that are to the east of the Guelph Museum.

These houses were probably built in the latter part of the 1800's and one is constructed with the stone so prevalent here in this city and the other is probably a wood frame with stucco over top (but I'm not sure about that).

I like the blue trim and especially the trim over the door. To me, it's so neat and tidy. I hope you like it too.

By the way, the little puppy is settling in and for his age, it's wonderful to see the border collie traits already being shown by him. Of course, Geordie, my other border collie, doesn't know about this new addition to our family and right now he's tolerating him but I'm sure that they'll get on just fine in time. Geordie is 12 years old and that's the reason my family thought I should get another so that Geordie could help train it.

If you're interested, here's a couple of photos of Geordie and Gyp.

Friday, June 29, 2007

New Resident of Guelph

I was away all day yesterday to the village of Formosa, Ontario.

I was on a serious mission! This little border collie was chosen by me last week and now he was ready to come home to live in Guelph. Hopefully, he will be a good friend of Geordie. So far, Lauren has totally disowned him but maybe she'll come around as well.


I will probably be calling him Jackie. But this name could change. You just never know!

EDIT: The name did change to "GYP" for Gypsy!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Lovely House on Waterloo Avenue

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As I've mentioned before, many of the older houses and stores and other buildings in this city are all constructed from this stone.

I think that this house is one wonderful example. This house is across the street from the Museum.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Guelph Museum

(No internet last night! Grrrr...
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It's difficult to get a "face 0n" photo of the Guelph Museum now that the trees are all in leaf. There are many older trees in this area of the city which is nice but for photo-taking it's not that great.

The Guelph Museum has lots of interesting programs for all ages and you can see price of admission and programs being offered, here.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Old Mildmay Barn

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Especially the old ones

On my way home last evening from my daughter's home in Mildmay, Ontario, I found this lovely old barn. The sun was setting behind me and I thought it was so nice to see all the board's detail in the sunshine.

When I see an old barn, my mind goes back to the days when it was probably built. I imagine the many hands hammering those boards together and erecting this structure to store their winter provisions.

I find it quite sad to see one falling down.

Do you like barns?

Friday, June 22, 2007

Yellow Flower

I have no idea what the name of this flower is but instead of going out to see what I could take photos of around Guelph, I decided to just have a good look at my window boxes. This little flower is in most of the window boxes and I was happy the way it turned out.

I'm a lover of flowers and this one is so tiny and delicate.

On the pond

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I love swans and this year, I was hoping to see some little cygnets riding on mother's back but alas, I haven't seen this yet here in Guelph.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Old Guelph House

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Old House near Norfolk and Suffolk Streets

What a great example of the stone found in many of the older buildings in this city.

This photo was taken by Ivan Milenovic.

Ivan says, "This photo is my favorite old house in Guelph close to Norfolk and Suffolk Streets."

I thank you very much Ivan for sending this lovely photo. Hopefully we'll see more of your work here in the Guelph Daily Photo blog.

Don't forget to Please click on the photo to see it larger!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Church of Our Lady Immaculate

As I say over on the left side column, I will be happy to post any photos of Guelph for anyone living here. And we've had our first one sent to the blog!

This photo is a wonderful view looking up at the front of the Church of Our Lady Immaculate and the photo was taken by Ivan Milenovic. I thank you very much Ivan for sending this lovely photo in and I'm certain it wasn't taken in the last few days! HAHAHA! Lots of scaffolding right now up those towers!

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Ivan has sent another photo to post another day for which I send my deepest thanks!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Reeds and Waterlilies on a Northern Lake

I had a lovely time away on the weekend. It was really good to be with family and friends in the far north where the towns are very small and far apart.

This photo was taken at late dusk on a lake near to my sister's home and the bull frogs were so noisey. The waterlilies were lovely and I saw birds I don't often see down here in Southern Ontario.

I haven't looked at all my photos yet as I arrived home after midnight.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Away for the Weekend

I'm heading out early in the morning for North Bay, Ontario (about 5 hours drive) and won't be back till maybe about midnight Sunday night. I need some R&R so I'm going to my sister's to see if I can get some! :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Irish Pub

They say that there are only two types of people in the world! Those that are Irish and those that wish they were! :)

On our main street in Guelph is this Irish Pub. I understand that it's very busy most evenings.

You can see again in this photo the typical stone present in most of the old buildings in our city.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Ohhh, I'm chickened out!


Just a very quick post as I still have company here. Last Wednesday evening I took my granddaughter to this Swiss Chalet for her 19th birthday treat.

Saturday, my daughter and her family came and took me to the Swiss Chalet for my birthday supper.

Today is my birthday and my youngest son and his wife and daughter telephoned and said, "We're on our way over, Mum! We're taking you to the Swiss Chalet for your birthday!"

So, here I sit completely chickened out! I love the Swiss Chalet though. I'm not one bit sad that I went three times in four days!!!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Rolling Corn Fields

Just outside of Guelph, the corn has reached a height of about 8 to 10 inches. I can almost taste it come August!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Want to buy a house?

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On the way home to Guelph yesterday from Bramalea, I spied this house for sale. No one lives in it at the moment.

Do you like it?

Here's a closer look.

I'm going to try to find out how much they are asking for it and I'll let you know. ;)

How much do you think?

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Guelph Daily Photo goes to Bramalea, Ontario

Guelph Daily Photo went for a little side trip today to Bramalea, Ontario.
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Now, who do you think
is the owner of these lovely legs?

And why in the world would I be taking photos of men's legs???

Over in Bramalea on Kennedy Road just north of Steeles Avenue, I stopped in at Tim Horton's to get a much needed coffee for my journey home to Guelph and there were balloons everywhere--both inside and outside!!

Inside? What a special view!

Today was Camp Day at Tim Horton's right across Canada and all the proceeds from coffee sold today went toward helping to send an underprivileged child to camp this summer.

The legs?

It was so special to see three Peel Regional Police constables smiling and asking folks to donate just a $1.00 toward helping underprivileged children to go to summer camp. They had brought T-shirts with them to sell as the sign says but by the time I had arrived, all were sold out.

Each person donating only $1.00 or more received a beautifully decorated cupcake.
It was so lovely to see this gesture.

But who made those cupcakes?

They didn't look like anything from Tim Horton's showcase!

So I asked and the two officers with their caps on pointed at the fellow with no cap and unanimously said, "He did!" Well, that cupcake guys was so tasty. I pulled over in Terra Cotta to admire the river there on the way home to Guelph and decided that I'd eat it there.

And their vehicles?

I know that there's something special about a police cruiser, isn't there? Especially driven by one of these burly young men.

I know that I always enjoyed seeing my husband in his police uniform behind the wheel of his cruiser back many years ago when he was on Vaughan Township Police Department (pre York Regional).


I'm sure that these fellows would look just as good but...

They parked their vehicles outside the Tim Horton's Donut Shop on the sidewalk!!! I parked my car in a proper parking spot!

Imagine that!

And it's because they drove these...

So, let's hear it for the Peel Regional Police Force!!!

Great work guys! Hope you leave a message on here. Hope you enjoyed it and thanks for all your work volunteering today to help underprivileged children go to camp this summer!

You sure make good cupcakes! Hope you didn't miss your calling.

See you on the road and I hope you don't have your lights flashing telling me to pull over cuz I'm speeding or something. Grandmas don't speed!

And oh, the legs? They belong to the tallest fellow--the one with no cap!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Lest We Forget

(Click on the photo to read the inscription better)

I drove past the Royal Canadian Legion hall yesterday and noticed this lovely little garden and since this monument was dedicated on June 6, 2004, I thought it would be nice to have it in the blog today.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Repairing the big church

Sorry for being away but I had some difficulty with my program I use for viewing my photos and had to reload it again and had some problems there as well.

I was in downtown Guelph today doing some errands and I was surprised to see the Our Lady Immaculate Church all surrounded with scaffolding. Not a very picturesque site for sure. If you click on the link you will see it right after they cleaned it last year.

It was raining quite heavily today but I jumped out of the car and snapped quickly stopping the traffic. Thus the horrible sky!