Anne Elliott's photos with the outdoor

Hollyhock

Hollyhock
This was just one of a whole row of gorgeous Hollyhocks in Lisa's garden. Some were white and others that were various shades of pink.

Back to the bio-blitz on Lisa Harbinson' property for my photos this morning. I really need to get the rest of my sui…
Added on August 13, 2018

Peony seedpods

Peony seedpods
I always think Peony seedpods are interesting and beautiful. Almost like a circle of little green birds sleeping or preening.

Back to the bio-blitz on Lisa Harbinson' property for my photos tonight. I have just added six extra photos. I really need to…
Added on August 13, 2018

Common Wood-Nymph / Cercyonis pegala

Common Wood-Nymph / Cercyonis pegala
"The common wood-nymph can vary greatly. All individuals are brown with two eyespots on each forewing – the lower one often being larger than the upper one. Some may have many, few, or no eyespots on the ventral surface of the hindwing." From Wikipedia.…
Added on August 13, 2018

Creeping Thistle / Cirsium arvense, pure white, noxious weed

Creeping Thistle / Cirsium arvense, pure white, noxious weed
Always interesting to come across a white Creeping (formerly Canada) Thistle instead of the usual pink. Just as noxious as the pink ones.

Back to the bio-blitz on Lisa Harbinson' property for my photos tonight. I have just added six extra photos. I re…
Added on August 13, 2018

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker male

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker male
Today, 12 August 2018, has been a smoky day with much cooler temperatures. Two days ago, on 10 August, it got up to 36.4C, which made it the hottest day EVER recorded in Calgary! The previous record was 36.1C in 1919. On top of the heat, the smoke from…
Added on August 13, 2018

Between the cracks

Between the cracks
This fallen log seems to be getting a good working over by various species of lichen, too.

Today, 12 August 2018, has been a smoky day with much cooler temperatures. We even had a tiny spot of rain. Two days ago, on 10 August, it got up to 36.4C, whi…
Added on August 13, 2018

Succulent beauty

Succulent beauty
The last but one time that I visited the Calgary Zoo was on 6 October 2015. I used to go fairly often, but my usual parking lot and Zoo entrance then closed for the winter. Since then, road construction and bridge replacement have been going on, but hav…
Added on August 12, 2018

Himalayan Monal female

Himalayan Monal female
Wish I could say that I saw this incredible bird out in the wild, but, I can't : ) I have seen them a couple of times before, but they are so difficult to photograph, especially the male, who likes to hide.

The last but one time that I visited the Calga…
Added on August 12, 2018

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, adult male

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, adult male
This morning, 11 August 2018, it is such a smoky day from the wildfires in British Columbia, and our temperature is only 19C so far, just before noon. Yesterday, it got up to 36.4C, which made it the hottest day EVER recorded in Calgary! The previous re…
Added on August 11, 2018

Puffballs / Calvatia sp.

Puffballs / Calvatia sp.
This morning, 11 August 2018, it is such a smoky day from the wildfires in British Columbia, and our temperature is only 19C so far, just before noon. Yesterday, it got up to 36.4C, which made it the hottest day EVER recorded in Calgary! The previous re…
Added on August 11, 2018