Anne Elliott's photos with the close-up

Blue Flax / Linum lewisii

Blue Flax / Linum lewisii
Two days ago, on 19 June 2018, there were two walks I wanted to go on - an afternoon botany walk at Griffith Woods, especially as I have missed most of the walks this session; and a birding walk in the evening at Lafarge Meadows in Fish Creek Park. Usual…
Added on June 21, 2018

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird
What a SAD, SAD day it was yesterday, 8 June 2018! If you are familiar with Anthony Bourdain, chef, traveller, explorer, story-teller, a man who got on well with anyone, anywhere, no matter who they were, or where they come from, this was a very sad day,…
Added on June  9, 2018

Fungus (Dryad's Saddle?), Pt Pelee, Ontario

Fungus (Dryad's Saddle?), Pt Pelee, Ontario
Tonight, 6 June 2018, I have just added six extra photos from our Pt Pelee trip, to get them into my albums. Five of these photos are from the afternoon of our very first day at Pt Pelee. I am trying to post more or less in the order that the photos wer…
Added on June  7, 2018

Yellow Lady's-slipper / Cypripedium parviflorum

Yellow Lady's-slipper / Cypripedium parviflorum
What joy to get on Flickr this morning and find that there has been no new porn-spam activity overnight! Unfortunately, the hundreds of spam Likes have not (yet) been removed from the recent activity list. Thanks so much, Helen (Haden), for sending the…
Added on June  6, 2018

Wolf Willow / Elaeagnus commutata

Wolf Willow / Elaeagnus commutata
Yesterday, 3 June 2018, I had hoped to drive out of the city for an annual morning walk followed by a delicious BBQ lunch. Unfortunately, I never heard back from the leader about whether any others would be going from Calgary (though I was going to drive…
Added on June  4, 2018

American Goldfinch male, Tadoussac, Quebec

American Goldfinch male, Tadoussac, Quebec
This photo was taken on 15 May 2018, through a window, when we were in Tadoussac, Quebec. Thought I would add it, as a break from the more distant photos taken at Pt Pelee. I'm not a fan of taking photos at feeders, but it was good to see this male Amer…
Added on June  3, 2018

Trillium with a visitor, Pt Pelee, Ontario

Trillium with a visitor, Pt Pelee, Ontario
I always feel lucky when I come across a flower with a little visitor. Even without an insect, I would have been thrilled to bits to see a Trillium flower growing in the wild. We don't have them here, around Calgary. We saw quite a few of these gorgeou…
Added on June  2, 2018

Dutchman's Breeches / Dicentra cucullaria, Pt Pelee, Ontario

Dutchman's Breeches / Dicentra cucullaria, Pt Pelee, Ontario
When tiny spots of dark background show through the gaps in these flowers, it makes me smile, as they look like little faces with dark eyes. I had seen a photo of Dutchman's Breeches and hoped we might be lucky enough to find some. Well, I needn't have…
Added on June  2, 2018

Dryad's Saddle Fungus (?), Pt Pelee, Ontario

Dryad's Saddle Fungus (?), Pt Pelee, Ontario
Not having much success with seeing and photographing all the tiny, very fast-moving Warblers at Pt Pelee, I was delighted to come across a few fungi. Not much variety, as it was still only spring. I'm not sure, but I think this is Dryad's Saddle.

Four…
Added on May 29, 2018

Beauty

Beauty
ALBERTA EMERGENCY ALERT, 27 May 2018:

calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/emergency-alert-issued-...

"An emergency alert has been issued for the Municipal District of Foothills due to a large wildfire in Kananaskis Country.

The alert issued by the distri…
Added on May 28, 2018