Anne Elliott's photos with the Alberta

Start of the storm

Start of the storm
A strong Pacific Jetstream caused dramatic weather the day of this trip, along with rain and very strong winds that brought down trees, powerlines, falling glass from windows of office blocks in downtown, fanned wildfires, and so on.

Friend Gayle had a…
Added on November 17, 2017

Weathered wood

Weathered wood
On 30 October 2017, I spent the day driving mostly roads that I had been along before (a round trip of 230 km). I still found a few roads so confusing! My destination was partly to check on two old barns that I have only seen and photographed once befor…
Added on November 17, 2017

Barn Owl

Barn Owl
To me, these owls always look as if their face has been sewn up, right down the centre. Such strange looking birds.

This particular Barn Owl resides at the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre in Coaldale, southern Alberta. We do not get Barn Owls in the wild…
Added on November 17, 2017

Distant ice patterns on the reservoir

Distant ice patterns on the reservoir
Today would have been my older daughter's birthday. Hard to believe that on 3 January 2018, it will have been three years since she died. Thinking of you, Fiona, as always.

This morning, 16 November 2017, it is snowing again. Our temperature is -10C (…
Added on November 16, 2017

Old weathered shed

Old weathered shed
Today would have been my older daughter's birthday. Hard to believe that on 3 January 2018, it will have been three years since she died. Thinking of you, Fiona, as always.

This morning, 16 November 2017, it is snowing again. Our temperature is -10C (…
Added on November 16, 2017

Spider walking on snow

Spider walking on snow
Today would have been my older daughter's birthday. Hard to believe that on 3 January 2018, it will have been three years since she died. Thinking of you, Fiona, as always.

This morning, 16 November 2017, it is snowing again. Our temperature is -10C (…
Added on November 16, 2017

Morning sun over Pine Coulee Reservoir

Morning sun over Pine Coulee Reservoir
This photo was taken at Pine Coulee Reservoir three days ago, on 12 November 2017. A group of eight of us went S and SE of the city on a birding trip to one of my favourite areas. This included Pine Couleee Reservoir, Clear Lake and the Twin Valley Rese…
Added on November 15, 2017

Common Redpolls / Acanthis flammea

Common Redpolls / Acanthis flammea
"As energetic as their electric zapping call notes would suggest, Common Redpolls are active foragers that travel in busy flocks. Look for them feeding on catkins in birch trees or visiting feeders in winter. These small finches of the arctic tundra and b…
Added on November 15, 2017

Lost, in Weaselhead

Lost, in Weaselhead
I missed posting any photos yesterday, as I was just too tired the day before to look for and edit images. Today, I am a little more prepared and organized, but still posting late.

It always puzzles me when I/we come across "discarded" or lost foot-ware…
Added on November 15, 2017

One of a pair

One of a pair
A new Great Horned Owl for me yesterday and one the previous day (in Fish Creek Park). Lucky me! The one in this photo was seen at one of our stops yesterday. A second owl was perched just above this one, but was half hidden by branches. I had seen Gr…
Added on November 13, 2017