Anne Elliott's photos with the fence

A rural "winter" scene

A rural "winter" scene
Happy Earth Day 2018, everyone! This wonderful planet needs all the help we can give it.

This photo was taken mainly to test the power of the Nikon B700 and see how 'sharp' the resulting images were when zoomed in even just a small amount (the fully zoo…
Added on April 22, 2018

Western Meadowlark

Western Meadowlark
Flickr problems again - so many photos are not appearing in groups or on other people's photostreams. Just white spaces.

Once again, a giant leap from the tropical rainforest of Trinidad to the latest Alberta snowfall that arrived this morning. Sigh ..…
Added on April 16, 2018

A touch of blue

A touch of blue
In Bluebirds, the blue colour is produced by the structure of the feather - there is no blue pigment. "Tiny air pockets in the barbs of feathers can scatter incoming light, resulting in a specific, non-iridescent color. Blue colors in feathers are almost…
Added on April 10, 2018

Donkey guardians of the old schoolhouse

Donkey guardians of the old schoolhouse
On 16 August 2017, I had a most enjoyable day out with friends Dorothy, Stephen and Janet. We basically covered a similar area that we had been to, back on 20 February 2017. Everywhere looked different because of the landscape colouring at different tim…
Added on April  5, 2018

One of two Coyotes

One of two Coyotes
Added on April  2, 2018

On its way down

On its way down
This photo was taken in the afternoon of 6 November 2017, when I decided to dash out east of the city again. Most roads were clear of snow, apart from the gravel back roads, so I reckoned I had better make the most of it before the next snowfall. There…
Added on March 19, 2018

Rose-breasted Grosbeak from the archives

Rose-breasted Grosbeak from the archives
Interesting information on bird species numbers, as given by our main Naturalist, Gus Yaki:

--Within Fish Creek Provincial Park there have been just over 200 species recorded ... 207 is the latest count.

--Within the Calgary city limits, in the year 20…
Added on March  6, 2018

Splash of colour

Splash of colour
I could be completely wrong, but I wonder if this plant is something like Cordyline Fruticosa. I am posting the photo mainly to remind myself of the area where we saw the little Bran-coloured Flycatcher, shown in the previous photo, and the Masked Yellow…
Added on February 28, 2018

Plain, but welcome

Plain, but welcome
Our high temperature today is expected to be PLUS 1C (windchill -8C) with roughly the same for the next four days - and then the snow returns yet again. We have had a few beautifully sunny days and yesterday, 24 February 2018, I made the most of it and w…
Added on February 25, 2018

The ever-present Black-capped Chickadee

The ever-present Black-capped Chickadee
This was more or less the only photo I ended up with after a long walk in South Glenmore Park yesterday afternoon, 18 February 2018. It was so cold and a slight wind made the windchill plunge. However, a handful of us braved the weather and managed to f…
Added on February 19, 2018