Anne Elliott's photos with the K-Country

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

When the land turns white

When the land turns white
There seems to be so little activity on Flickr this morning. Hardly surprising with the website still in such a mess. Bad Pandas and almost every single thing not working properly or at all. Makes me wonder if Flickr is about to make yet another huge c…
Added on December 16, 2017

Dazzling sunlight on distant peaks

Dazzling sunlight on distant peaks
A friend invited me to go with him to search for White-tailed Ptarmigan eight days ago, on 27 November 2017, with plans to meet four other mutual friends out there. What a great day we had, with amazing scenery, beautiful weather until we got into the mo…
Added on December  5, 2017

The beauty of erosion

The beauty of erosion
I knew that this trip was probably going to be my last or last but one chance to take some fall photos, so, on 29 September 2017, I drove all day long through Kananaskis country. The next two days were a weekend, and I thought there would be a lot more p…
Added on November 22, 2017

Start of the storm

Start of the storm
A strong Pacific Jetstream caused dramatic weather the day of this trip, along with rain and very strong winds that brought down trees, powerlines, falling glass from windows of office blocks in downtown, fanned wildfires, and so on.

Friend Gayle had a…
Added on November 17, 2017

Learning from Mom

Learning from Mom
This is so often the view one gets of Bighorn Sheep - seen from the rear. This young one was watching its mother, who was licking salt from the base of the rocky cliff at the edge of the road. Added a previously posted photo showing their faces, in a co…
Added on November  4, 2017

Storm arriving at Quarry Lake, near Canmore

Storm arriving at Quarry Lake, near Canmore
"Widespread wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h, with some reaching as high as 130 km/h, blasted southern and central Alberta Tuesday afternoon and evening, fanning wildfires and leaving some 10,000 customers without power." To put things into perspective, s…
Added on October 27, 2017

A drive through Kananaskis

A drive through Kananaskis
On 18 August 2017, I made a very last-minute decision (just after midnight) to return to HIghway 40, Kananaskis. Last year (2016), I had finally made myself do this long drive (293 km), after longing for years to be able to get there on my own. I was de…
Added on October 24, 2017

Town of Canmore, Alberta

Town of Canmore, Alberta
"Widespread wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h, with some reaching as high as 130 km/h, blasted southern and central Alberta Tuesday afternoon and evening, fanning wildfires and leaving some 10,000 customers without power." To put things into perspective, s…
Added on October 22, 2017

Bighorn Sheep on the slope

Bighorn Sheep on the slope
I have no idea why this Bighorn Sheep female tilted its neck and head like this. It was standing upright on the steep cliff slope, so doing this wouldn't help with balance, I'm sure.

"Widespread wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h, with some reaching as hig…
Added on October 21, 2017