Anne Elliott's photos with the macro

Cosmos beauty

Cosmos beauty
My daughter and I had a such a great day on 5 September 2017. She had a free day, so we decided to drive north-east of the city and visit the Pioneer Acres Museum. The day started off with seeing three perched Swainson's Hawks, which were a bonus. We h…
Added on October 12, 2017

Same kind of flower as yesterday's

Same kind of flower as yesterday's
Hibiscus or Mallow sp., or something else? I am posting this photo just for ID help, as it gives a different view from the photo of a similar flower that I posted yesterday. My knowledge of garden plants is so limited.

My daughter and I had a such a g…
Added on October 10, 2017

Purity

Purity
I can't think what this white flower could be - my knowledge of garden plants is so limited. If anyone can tell what it is from this angle, I would really appreciate help with the ID - thanks!

My daughter and I had a such a great day on 5 September 2017…
Added on October  9, 2017

Kangaroo Apple flowers / Solanum aviculare (?)

Kangaroo Apple flowers / Solanum aviculare (?)
"Solanum aviculare, commonly called poroporo (New Zealand), kangaroo apple (Australia), or New Zealand nightshade, is a soft-wooded shrub native to New Zealand and the east coast of Australia.

Its hermaphroditic (having both male and female organs) flowe…
Added on October  8, 2017

Gentians in a friend's garden

Gentians in a friend's garden
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 October  6, 2017

Masterwort / Astrantia major

Masterwort / Astrantia major
On 27 June 2017, I visited the Reader Rock Garden. The sun was shining and, for the first time in quite a while, it wasn't windy, just a very slight breeze. I used to love going to this garden, usually after I had been volunteering in the same part of t…
Added on October  3, 2017

Last days before the snow

Last days before the snow
This is one of the gorgeous Roses that were in bloom yesterday, 27 September 2017, in friend Gayle's garden. The photo was taken at the end of a day of exploring the Springbank to Allen Bill Pond area. Gayle is busy getting petition forms out to people,…
Added on September 28, 2017

Sunflower and visitors

Sunflower and visitors
On 8 September 2017, I decided on the spur of the moment, to drive south to the Saskatoon Farm. I wasn't sure what I would be doing that weekend and wanted to make sure I went there to buy a few of their vegetables and fruit. I knew that a weekend would…
Added on September 27, 2017

Colours

Colours
On 8 September 2017, I decided on the spur of the moment, to drive south to the Saskatoon Farm. I wasn't sure what I would be doing that weekend and wanted to make sure I went there to buy a few of their vegetables and fruit. I knew that a weekend would…
Added on September 23, 2017

Memories of Waterton - Bear Grass

Memories of Waterton - Bear Grass
HAPPY FIRST DAY OF FALL, everyone!

"Fire recycles nutrient stored in live and dead vegetation by converting it into mineral-rich ash. After a fire, pine cones pop open from fire’s heat, releasing their seeds. New growth sprouts from the roots of burned s…
Added on September 22, 2017