Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 08/25/2013


Photo taken on August 14, 2013


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I love photographing these gorgeous Globe Thistles at any stage. This one was growing at the Reader Rock Garden on 14 August 2013. In Calgary, we have seen them growing wild at one of the natural areas (can't think of the name of the place, as it's not a place we normally go to). Not sure, but I believe this is Echinops ritro.

Yesterday, 24 August 2013, four of us went west of Calgary, to the West Bragg Creek area, in Kananaskis, for a fungus foray. We managed to find a few interesting and photogenic mushrooms. With so many places either still closed or totally devastated, outings and walks since the Alberta Flood of the Century in June have had to be cancelled. Our outing yesterday was doubly delightful, after we've been so limited the last couple of months. Thanks for leading us, Karel!

After this walk, I was so close to the Elbow Falls Trail (highway 66), that, on the spur of the moment, I turned right instead of left and headed off in the direction of Forgetmenot Pond. This mountainous road is the only one I will drive, so it always feels good to get out there. The other week, I had tried, but the road was closed, due to flood damage, past Maclean Pond. Yesterday, the road was open, but there was a long wait at a temporary traffic light just past Maclean Pond, where the bridge was still standing, but the embankments had been totally washed away. What destruction! Also called in at Allen Bill Pond - now just a heap of gravel with a few water channels through it. Totally destroyed. I think half of Calgary must have had the same idea as I had, as everywhere was packed. So many cars at Elbow Falls that I decided not to bother. Forgetmenot Pond was extremely busy, too, so it was impossible to get photos without people in them. Some of the path around the lake had been washed out and a lot of the area of trees and plants near the pond were now covered in a layer of silt. The area was still looking beautiful, though, and safe to visit. I only get out there maybe twice a year, and normally I would never go on a Saturday or Sunday.

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15 comments - The latest ones
MGN-Marcel
MGN-Marcel
Fabulous macro shot Anne,well done!
This lovely image was admired in the
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3 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Well done!
3 years ago.
Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins
That's great!
3 years ago.
~Roxanne~
~Roxanne~
Excellent macro!
Seen in Beautiful Flowers
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
WOW!...Great macro!

Seen in Beautiful Flowers
3 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
Wonderful Erynigium. Bees love them. This one is intoxicated!
:)

Seen in Beautiful Flowers
3 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
It is lovely when Globe Thistles bloom Anne ... one of the better photogenic flowers ... excellent macro on this one and great addition of this Bumblebee ... you have a few species, but hard to tell which one this is from the photo ... maybe one of these ... LOL

www.insectsofalberta.com/bees.htm
3 years ago.
spacemouses
spacemouses
Very interesting 'plant'.
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Wonderful shot.
3 years ago.
Anne Elliott
Anne Elliott
Thanks so much for your visits and comments, everyone - very much appreciated!
3 years ago.
Poulet Santivasa Anantnitivate
Poulet Santivasa Ana…
Fabulous macro shot!
3 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
Well Done!!
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Leap's Photo
Pond!!
3 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Well Done!!
Seen in

Leap's Photo
Pond!!
3 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
WoW! I like it!
3 years ago.
Kama 56
Kama 56
Extrq
2 months ago.