Anne Elliott's photos with the flowers

Day 3, Cape May Warbler, on way to Hillman Marsh, Ontario

Day 3, Cape May Warbler, on way to Hillman Marsh, Ontario
The Purple Martin photos posted yesterday and the 7 extra photos I have just posted tonight were all taken after our morning birding tour with Tom Hince had finished. This was Day 3 of our trip in May to Point Pelee in Ontario, and Tadoussac in Quebec.…
Added on November 13, 2018

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget
How important it is for us to remember those who have served their country (not just Canada) and made the ultimate sacrifice. Unfortunately, there are thousands more on this Continent and elsewhere across the globe, who have returned from fighting, only…
Added on November 11, 2018

Pink Showy Cinquefoil

Pink Showy Cinquefoil
On 30 September 2018, 12 friends and I were lucky enough to see two beautiful Rusty Blackbirds. We were on a birding trip east of the city and we had stopped at one of the sloughs. IUCN Status: Vulnerable. I so rarely see these birds, so I’m always gla…
Added on October  4, 2018

Artichoke in bloom

Artichoke in bloom
Today, 1 October 2018, we are under a Special Weather Statement. A heavy snowfall is likely for parts of western Alberta this week. This morning, it is -2C (windchill -6C) with freezing drizzle in the morning with a few flurries this afternoon. I think th…
Added on October  1, 2018

Sea Holly

Sea Holly
I am SO stressed out! Just spent the last three hours, while a technician went through my whole computer remotely, deleting every virus that has accumulated. I was told that I phoned them just in time, as I was not far away from losing everything on my…
Added on September 19, 2018

Pink (African?) Daisies

Pink (African?) Daisies
On 6 September 2018, it turned out to be a much longer day than I had planned! In the very early hours of the morning, I happened to check the weather forecast just out of interest, and saw that rain is expected on about six of the coming days (if it act…
Added on September 17, 2018

Butterfly on Joe Pye Weed

Butterfly on Joe Pye Weed
Not sure if this is a Western White or a Checkered White, or something else.

"As the story goes, there once was an Indian medicine man named Joe Pye who used concoctions from a wild plant found growing in the nearby woods to cure typhoid fever. His brew…
Added on September 16, 2018

Alfalfa

Alfalfa
We have been under a heat warning recently, and yesterday's temperature got up to either 31C or 32C. It was just unbearable in my place and I needed to get out for a short drive and be in the air-conditioning of my car. We have also been having rain on…
Added on July 31, 2018

Nodding Thistle / Musk Thistle / Carduus nutans

Nodding Thistle / Musk Thistle / Carduus nutans
Definitely past its prime, but I love these Nodding Thistles at any stage, but especially when the pinky purple flower has died and the beautiful pattern of the spiny bracts can be seen more clearly. Flower head is 4-6 cm in diameter. The large Nodding…
Added on July 25, 2018

Botanizing Beagles - Ben and Maggie

Botanizing Beagles - Ben and Maggie
This photo was taken at the Erlton/Roxboro Natural Area, not far from downtown Calgary, yesterday afternoon, 24 July 2018. These two Beagles belong to our leader. It is the richest botanical area, for its size, within the city. Over 385 species have bee…
Added on July 25, 2018