Anne Elliott's photos with the W of Calgary

Beauty of winter (well, late fall)

Beauty of winter (well, late fall)
Quite a change from all my recent 'green' photos taken at Point Pelee, Ontario, back in May! Two days ago, on 18 November 2018, my daughter and I drove west of the city to check out a couple of Christmas Markets. Something I no longer bother to do mysel…
Added on November 20, 2018

Forgetmenot Pond, Elbow Falls Trail

Forgetmenot Pond, Elbow Falls Trail
Back to Alberta for these four photos! I haven't even started going through all my photos from Day 3 of our trip to Ontario and Quebec in May.

This was just a short, spur-of-the-moment drive (like most of my outings seem to be) yesterday, 24 October 201…
Added on October 25, 2018

Let the light shine in

Let the light shine in
Adding three photos tonight, as I have a very early start to the day tomorrow. All three of these photos were taken yesterday, 31 August 2018, during a fungi foray. Is this a Russula borealis?

This morning, the first day of September, was cloudy, cool…
Added on September  2, 2018

Most likely a Ground Pholiota / Pholiota terrestris

Most likely a Ground Pholiota / Pholiota terrestris
This morning, the first day of September, is cloudy, cool (9C with a windchill of 6C), with very light rain briefly. It feels like summer is over - a summer that has passed in a flash. Some of the trees are already getting yellow leaves. I'm really hop…
Added on September  1, 2018

Fungi on a log

Fungi on a log
Tomorrow, 31 August 2018, I plan to join friends out west of the city. Thought I would post tomorrow's photos tonight, so that I am not in such a rush early in the morning. Today, I spent time watching the first memorial service, in Arizona, for Senator…
Added on August 31, 2018

Spruce Grouse / Falcipennis canadensis

Spruce Grouse / Falcipennis canadensis
This morning, I wanted to finish off the last few photos taken on a drive south to Turner Valley and Frank Lake. Too many Pine Siskin photos, you say? Ha, I know, but I don't get that many chances to photograph birds, especially fairly close, and there…
Added on August 20, 2018

Wildflowers at Peyto Lake

Wildflowers at Peyto Lake
Are these White Globe Flowers / Trollius albiflorus laxus? I thought they had more petals.

On 23 June 2018, I had the wonderful chance to return to two of my favourite places in the mountains - Bow Lake and Peyto Lake. This was thanks to the annual Bus…
Added on July  6, 2018

Lichen at Peyto Lake

Lichen at Peyto Lake
From a distance, I thought this might be a slime mold on some of the plants, but then I noticed all the tan coloured apothecia (the spore-bearing structure in many lichens and fungi). However, I have no idea what the species is. Any help with ID would be…
Added on July  6, 2018

Beautiful Peyto Lake

Beautiful Peyto Lake
On 23 June 2018, I had the wonderful chance to return to two of my favourite places in the mountains - Bow Lake and Peyto Lake. This was thanks to the annual Bus Trip for Nature Calgary, with each year being to a different location in Alberta. These two…
Added on July  5, 2018

Sedge

Sedge
I have done so little botany the last few years, and I have forgotten so much. Could it be Carex filifolia / Threadleaf Sedge or maybe Carex pensylvanica / Sun-loving Sedge?

This photo of a pretty little Sedge (macro shot) was taken on 7 June 2017, when…
Added on April  8, 2018