Anne Elliott's photos with the NW of Calgary

Blackened remains of McDougall Memorial United Church

Blackened remains of McDougall Memorial United Church
On 22 May 2017, this beautiful, historic church was burned to the ground by an arsonist. Such a very sad loss! Three days ago, on 4 October 2017, I finally made the drive to witness the charred remains for myself. Such a sad sight to see the burnt oute…
Added on October  7, 2017

The charred remains of McDougall Memorial United Church

The charred remains of McDougall Memorial United Church
On 22 May 2017, this beautiful, historic church was burned to the ground by an arsonist. Such a very sad loss! Yesterday, 4 October 2017, I finally made the drive to witness the charred remains for myself. Such a sad sight to see the burnt outer walls,…
Added on October  5, 2017

Lenticular (?) clouds over the mountains

Lenticular (?) clouds over the mountains
I wish I knew more about cloud formations, but I think these may be lenticular clouds. It was such a beautiful sky, looking westwards from the grounds of the burnt remains of the McDougall Church.

On 22 May 2017, this beautiful, historic church was burn…
Added on October  5, 2017

Common Raven keeping watch

Common Raven keeping watch
Yesterday, when I stopped to look, and see for myself, the burnt remains of the old McDougall Church, this Common Raven flew in and perched on the roof of a small building next to the church. It stayed there till the moment I left, almost as if it was th…
Added on October  5, 2017

Lovable Llama

Lovable Llama
Happy March 1st, everyone! Can't believe how fast time is flying by. The temperature is 0C this afternoon, with a forecast for possible snow flurries.

This photo was taken on 29 December 2016, when three of us took part in the annual Audubon Christmas…
Added on March  1, 2017

Great Gray Owl from 2013

Great Gray Owl from 2013
From my archives! I still have many old photos of Great Gray Owls that have not been posted and, as I'm just not getting the chance to "get out there" to look, thought I'd grab a shot from my archives. This photo was taken on a day that I actually got u…
Added on February 11, 2017

A highlight of a bird count

A highlight of a bird count
I was without Internet earlier this morning, but thankfully it is back on again. I wonder if our bitterly cold weather had anything to do with it. Just before noon, our temperature is -20C (windchill -28C). Tomorrow should be a bit milder, and then aft…
Added on February  8, 2017

The joy of winter roads

The joy of winter roads
Our bitterly cold weather continues. Yesterday, 6 February 2017, the forecast for this morning was -28C (windchill -35C!). Forecast for tomorrow morning is -27C (windchill -36C). After that, things are supposed to warm up, thank goodness. I haven't be…
Added on February  7, 2017

The old-fashioned way

The old-fashioned way
There is a Snowfall Warning Alert in effect today, 5 February 2017. The snow was heavy earlier today, but falling more lightly at the moment.

"Issued at 10:33 Sunday 05 February 2017
A long period of snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm continues…
Added on February  5, 2017

Goat's-beard with visitor

Goat's-beard with visitor
This is the dreaded Goat's-beard, a highly invasive, non-native plant that has spread (and keeps spreading, despite attempts to control it) in our natural areas in the city and beyond. Too bad, because both the beautiful flower and huge Dandelion-like se…
Added on February  4, 2017