Anne Elliott's photos with the macro

Sedge

Sedge
I have done so little botany the last few years, and I have forgotten so much. Could it be Carex filifolia / Threadleaf Sedge or maybe Carex pensylvanica / Sun-loving Sedge?

This photo of a pretty little Sedge (macro shot) was taken on 7 June 2017, when…
Added on April  8, 2018

Bear Grass, Waterton Lakes National Park

Bear Grass, Waterton Lakes National Park
Last night, when i was scrolling down through some photos, looking for something to post this morning, I noticed this photo of Bear Grass. It made me wonder how well the Bear Grass will have survived the devastating wildfire that destroyed most of the Wa…
Added on April  7, 2018

Shoo-fly / Nicandra physalodes

Shoo-fly / Nicandra physalodes
On 16 September 2015, I called in at the Reader Rock Garden after my volunteer shift. There seemed to be more flowers in bloom than on my previous visit.

Shoo Fly, Shoofly or Shoo-fly, Peruvian Bluebell, even Apple of Peru ... take your pick, lol. It…
Added on April  6, 2018

Tropical plant, Asa Wright, Trinidad

Tropical plant, Asa Wright, Trinidad
Back to more odds and ends from our trip to Trinidad & Tobago in March 2017. I'm just not getting a chance to get out much and, when I do, there are so few things to photograph at the moment. This photo was taken on 16 March 2017, our first day staying…
Added on April  4, 2018

Dreaming of spring and summer

Dreaming of spring and summer
Tomorrow will be the very first day of spring, at last, but we still have a way to go before all our snow disappears. March is said to be our snowiest month, too. Our temperature this morning, 19 March 2018, is 0C (windchill -3C) with a temperature of 3…
Added on March 19, 2018

The beauty of Borage

The beauty of Borage
On 6 August 2017, a few of us were invited to return to one of our absolute favourite places - Rod Handfield's acreage, SW of the city. This is always such a treat, and Rod and his wife are always so welcoming. They have an amazing forest that is usuall…
Added on March 19, 2018

Plant from the Whaleback

Plant from the Whaleback
All three photos posted today were taken on 29 May 2015, on a trip way down in southern Alberta. A small group of us spent the day at the Whaleback, climbing the ridges, doing a species count. We had such a great day, finding all sorts of things of inte…
Added on March  8, 2018

Unidentified tree, Trinidad

Unidentified tree, Trinidad
I had hoped to slip these 15 really poor photos on to my photostream tonight, when hopefully no one would see them! Find it depressing to edit and post photos like these, so just needed to get it out of the way in one go. I still have all sorts of bird…
Added on March  4, 2018

A scream from the Asa Wright verandah, Trinidad

A scream from the Asa Wright verandah, Trinidad
We have snow again today, with a temperature of -18C (windchill -24C) at noon. I carefully made sure I went food shopping yesterday, so that I could stay safe and warm today.

All three photos posted this morning were taken on 20 March 2017, our very las…
Added on January 31, 2018

Dragonfly at Caroni Swamp, Trinidad

Dragonfly at Caroni Swamp, Trinidad
It made such a nice change to come across a couple of (unidentified) dragonflies while we were in Trinidad last year. This one was seen on 19 March 2017, in the same location as the beautiful Masked Cardinal, just before we climbed on to an open, flat-bo…
Added on January 30, 2018