Anne Elliott's photos

03 Sep 2019

3 visits

A touch of sunshine

Goodbye fall, hello winter!!! Just five days into fall, and snow arrives in the city today, 28 September 2019. So far, there is maybe an inch of snow on the top of my fence and enough to cover my car, but thankfully, it has only been a light snowfall. Snowflakes still falling as I type. A few flurries are forecast for this afternoon and light snow tonight. Our temperature is -3C (windchill -8C). The forecast in Alberta for today and the next two days is "Winter storm could bring 60+ cm of snow, blizzard-like conditions possible." Thanks, Weather Network. I think Calgary will be spared the worst of the storm. The ground is still warm, so hopefully the snow will melt quickly. Here, the last snowfall typically happens in April or May, so we have very roughly seven months of snow/winter to face. Apparently, there has been snow in eight of the last 20 Septembers in Calgary, and snow in 19 of the last 20 Octobers. Needless to say, I needed COLOUR today, so I grabbed a few photos taken in a city garden on 3 September 2019. This is what I wrote when I posted several photos from that day: "Yesterday afternoon, 3 September 2019, was spent surrounded by colourful garden flowers. Knowing that it is not unusual for us to get snow in September, I knew I just had to go and capture some cheery colour before fall arrived and it was too late. That included Sunflowers, which are always a favourite. Just one orange one among the many yellow, and I could only see it from the back. A little gang of American Goldfinches was making the most of the Sunflower seeds."

03 Sep 2019

2 visits

Scabius

Goodbye fall, hello winter!!! Just five days into fall, and snow arrives in the city today, 28 September 2019. So far, there is maybe an inch of snow on the top of my fence and enough to cover my car, but thankfully, it has only been a light snowfall. Snowflakes still falling as I type. A few flurries are forecast for this afternoon and light snow tonight. Our temperature is -3C (windchill -8C). The forecast in Alberta for today and the next two days is "Winter storm could bring 60+ cm of snow, blizzard-like conditions possible." Thanks, Weather Network. I think Calgary will be spared the worst of the storm. The ground is still warm, so hopefully the snow will melt quickly. Here, the last snowfall typically happens in April or May, so we have very roughly seven months of snow/winter to face. Apparently, there has been snow in eight of the last 20 Septembers in Calgary, and snow in 19 of the last 20 Octobers. Needless to say, I needed COLOUR today, so I grabbed a few photos taken in a city garden on 3 September 2019. This is what I wrote when I posted several photos from that day: "Yesterday afternoon, 3 September 2019, was spent surrounded by colourful garden flowers. Knowing that it is not unusual for us to get snow in September, I knew I just had to go and capture some cheery colour before fall arrived and it was too late. That included Sunflowers, which are always a favourite. Just one orange one among the many yellow, and I could only see it from the back. A little gang of American Goldfinches was making the most of the Sunflower seeds."

03 Sep 2019

2 visits

Delphinium

Goodbye fall, hello winter!!! Just five days into fall, and snow arrives in the city today, 28 September 2019. So far, there is maybe an inch of snow on the top of my fence and enough to cover my car, but thankfully, it has only been a light snowfall. Snowflakes still falling as I type. A few flurries are forecast for this afternoon and light snow tonight. Our temperature is -3C (windchill -8C). The forecast in Alberta for today and the next two days is "Winter storm could bring 60+ cm of snow, blizzard-like conditions possible." Thanks, Weather Network. I think Calgary will be spared the worst of the storm. The ground is still warm, so hopefully the snow will melt quickly. Here, the last snowfall typically happens in April or May, so we have very roughly seven months of snow/winter to face. Apparently, there has been snow in eight of the last 20 Septembers in Calgary, and snow in 19 of the last 20 Octobers. Needless to say, I needed COLOUR today, so I grabbed a few photos taken in a city garden on 3 September 2019. This is what I wrote when I posted several photos from that day: "Yesterday afternoon, 3 September 2019, was spent surrounded by colourful garden flowers. Knowing that it is not unusual for us to get snow in September, I knew I just had to go and capture some cheery colour before fall arrived and it was too late. That included Sunflowers, which are always a favourite. Just one orange one among the many yellow, and I could only see it from the back. A little gang of American Goldfinches was making the most of the Sunflower seeds."

03 Sep 2019

6 visits

Remembering summer

Goodbye fall, hello winter!!! Just five days into fall, and snow arrives in the city today, 28 September 2019. So far, there is maybe an inch of snow on the top of my fence and enough to cover my car, but thankfully, it has only been a light snowfall. Snowflakes still falling as I type. A few flurries are forecast for this afternoon and light snow tonight. Our temperature is -3C (windchill -8C). The forecast in Alberta for today and the next two days is "Winter storm could bring 60+ cm of snow, blizzard-like conditions possible." Thanks, Weather Network. I think Calgary will be spared the worst of the storm. The ground is still warm, so hopefully the snow will melt quickly. Here, the last snowfall typically happens in April or May, so we have very roughly seven months of snow/winter to face. Apparently, there has been snow in eight of the last 20 Septembers in Calgary, and snow in 19 of the last 20 Octobers. Needless to say, I needed COLOUR today, so I grabbed a few photos taken in a city garden on 3 September 2019. This is what I wrote when I posted several photos from that day: "Yesterday afternoon, 3 September 2019, was spent surrounded by colourful garden flowers. Knowing that it is not unusual for us to get snow in September, I knew I just had to go and capture some cheery colour before fall arrived and it was too late. That included Sunflowers, which are always a favourite. Just one orange one among the many yellow, and I could only see it from the back. A little gang of American Goldfinches was making the most of the Sunflower seeds."

03 Sep 2019

5 visits

Friendship

Goodbye fall, hello winter!!! Just five days into fall, and snow arrives in the city today, 28 September 2019. So far, there is maybe an inch of snow on the top of my fence and enough to cover my car, but thankfully, it has only been a light snowfall. Snowflakes still falling as I type. A few flurries are forecast for this afternoon and light snow tonight. Our temperature is -3C (windchill -8C). The forecast in Alberta for today and the next two days is "Winter storm could bring 60+ cm of snow, blizzard-like conditions possible." Thanks, Weather Network. I think Calgary will be spared the worst of the storm. The ground is still warm, so hopefully the snow will melt quickly. Here, the last snowfall typically happens in April or May, so we have very roughly seven months of snow/winter to face. Apparently, there has been snow in eight of the last 20 Septembers in Calgary, and snow in 19 of the last 20 Octobers. Needless to say, I needed COLOUR today, so I grabbed a few photos taken in a city garden on 3 September 2019. This is what I wrote when I posted several photos from that day: "Yesterday afternoon, 3 September 2019, was spent surrounded by colourful garden flowers. Knowing that it is not unusual for us to get snow in September, I knew I just had to go and capture some cheery colour before fall arrived and it was too late. That included Sunflowers, which are always a favourite. Just one orange one among the many yellow, and I could only see it from the back. A little gang of American Goldfinches was making the most of the Sunflower seeds."

25 Sep 2019

15 visits

Shaggy Mane / Inky Cap

Tonight, I thought I would add the seven photos I took at Votier's Flats, Fish Creek Park, two days ago, on 25 September 2019. (For some strange reason, so many people misspell this location as Voitier's Flats.) Unlike so many other recent photo folders, this one had just a handful of quick images in it. I don't usually go for local walks any more, apart from the very occasional birding or botany walk with friends, but I felt I really should do one before the snow arrives tomorrow, for three days. For the next seven or so months, I know I will be at home and sedentary most of the time. Not much to see, but somehow I knew I would find a Shaggy Mane/Inky Cap mushroom - and I did : ) They like to grow partly hidden in the grass, and it is usually impossible to get a clear photo of them - unless one pulled it out of the ground, I guess. There have been lots of these fungi this year, thanks to all the rain we have had. I posted two rather similar photos, one taken with my Canon SX60 and the other with my Nikon P900. Much as I like the Nikon for certain things, including scenic shots, it does tend to give a yellowish, unnatural tint to photos, which I don't like. I was curious to compare the two shots. Unfortunately, the snow will no doubt put an end to our mushroom season for 2019. It has been wonderful!

25 Sep 2019

5 visits

Votier's Flats, Fish Creek Park

Tonight, I thought I would add the seven photos I took at Votier's Flats, Fish Creek Park, two days ago, on 25 September 2019. (For some strange reason, so many people misspell this location as Voitier's Flats.) Unlike so many other recent photo folders, this one had just a handful of quick images in it. I don't usually go for local walks any more, apart from the very occasional birding or botany walk with friends, but I felt I really should do one before the snow arrives tomorrow, for three days. Not much to see, but somehow I knew I would find a Shaggy Mane/Inky Cap mushroom - and I did : ) They like to grow partly hidden in the grass, and it is usually impossible to get a clear photo of them - unless one pulled it out of the ground, I guess. There have been lots of these fungi this year, thanks to all the rain we have had. I posted two rather similar photos, one taken with my Canon SX60 and the other with my Nikon P900. Much as I like the Nikon for certain things, including scenic shots, it does tend to give a yellowish, unnatural tint to photos, which I don't like. I was curious to compare the two shots. Unfortunately, the snow will no doubt put an end to our mushroom season for 2019. It has been wonderful!

25 Sep 2019

5 visits

Shaggy Mane / Inky Cap

Tonight, I thought I would add the seven photos I took at Votier's Flats, Fish Creek Park, two days ago, on 25 September 2019. (For some strange reason, so many people misspell this location as Voitier's Flats.) Unlike so many other recent photo folders, this one had just a handful of quick images in it. I don't usually go for local walks any more, apart from the very occasional birding or botany walk with friends, but I felt I really should do one before the snow arrives tomorrow, for three days. Not much to see, but somehow I knew I would find a Shaggy Mane/Inky Cap mushroom - and I did : ) They like to grow partly hidden in the grass, and it is usually impossible to get a clear photo of them - unless one pulled it out of the ground, I guess. There have been lots of these fungi this year, thanks to all the rain we have had. I posted two rather similar photos, one taken with my Canon SX60 and the other with my Nikon P900. Much as I like the Nikon for certain things, including scenic shots, it does tend to give a yellowish, unnatural tint to photos, which I don't like. I was curious to compare the two shots. Unfortunately, the snow will no doubt put an end to our mushroom season for 2019. It has been wonderful!

25 Sep 2019

5 visits

Red Osier Dogwood / Cornus sericea

This photo was a bit blurry, so I added a touch of filter in post-processing. Tonight, I thought I would add the seven photos I took at Votier's Flats, Fish Creek Park, two days ago, on 25 September 2019. (For some strange reason, so many people misspell this location as Voitier's Flats.) Unlike so many other recent photo folders, this one had just a handful of quick images in it. I don't usually go for local walks any more, apart from the very occasional birding or botany walk with friends, but I felt I really should do one before the snow arrives tomorrow, for three days. Not much to see, but somehow I knew I would find a Shaggy Mane/Inky Cap mushroom - and I did : ) They like to grow partly hidden in the grass, and it is usually impossible to get a clear photo of them - unless one pulled it out of the ground, I guess. There have been lots of these fungi this year, thanks to all the rain we have had. I posted two rather similar photos, one taken with my Canon SX60 and the other with my Nikon P900. Much as I like the Nikon for certain things, including scenic shots, it does tend to give a yellowish, unnatural tint to photos, which I don't like. I was curious to compare the two shots. Unfortunately, the snow will no doubt put an end to our mushroom season for 2019. It has been wonderful!
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