Anne Elliott's photos with the SE of Calgary

Red barn, High River Christmas Bird Count

Red barn, High River Christmas Bird Count
As my computer has not shut down for a while this evening, I thought I would make the most of it and post a few more photos. Wish I knew what makes it freeze and have to be turned off over and over again. Anyway, the five photos that I posted this eveni…
Added on December 26, 2018

Searching for a Great Horned Owl - with permission

Searching for a Great Horned Owl - with permission
Collected my computer from the store this evening, after two days without it. The technician was unable to duplicate the problem I was having, so I have to keep an eye on it and see if I can give him more info on when the issue happens - the issue being…
Added on December 22, 2018

Farm cat, High River Christmas Bird Count

Farm cat, High River Christmas Bird Count
Collected my computer from the store this evening, after two days without it. The technician was unable to duplicate the problem I was having, so I have to keep an eye on it and see if I can give him more info on when the issue happens - the issue being…
Added on December 22, 2018

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween to anyone who celebrates! If you are on the roads this evening, drive safely and do remember to keep an eye open for any little goblins, witches and so on, who might be crossing the road. This 'Halloween' photo was taken at the Saskatoon…
Added on October 31, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! A lovely sunny day, with a temperature of -2C this morning. However, a second snowstorm is forecast for the next two days (8 and 9 October). The first snowfall at the beginnng of October gave Calgary a record-breaking 38 cm of the w…
Added on October  7, 2018

Artichoke in bloom

Artichoke in bloom
Today, 1 October 2018, we are under a Special Weather Statement. A heavy snowfall is likely for parts of western Alberta this week. This morning, it is -2C (windchill -6C) with freezing drizzle in the morning with a few flurries this afternoon. I think th…
Added on October  1, 2018

Pink (African?) Daisies

Pink (African?) Daisies
On 6 September 2018, it turned out to be a much longer day than I had planned! In the very early hours of the morning, I happened to check the weather forecast just out of interest, and saw that rain is expected on about six of the coming days (if it act…
Added on September 17, 2018

Swainson's Hawk / Buteo swainsoni

Swainson's Hawk / Buteo swainsoni
On 21 August 2018, it turned out to be such a great day, with some much-appreciated sightings. I must have spent about 8 or 9 hours driving and almost every inch of my body ached like crazy. Now, each summer, I try and do two or three longer (for me) dr…
Added on September 16, 2018

Butterfly on Joe Pye Weed

Butterfly on Joe Pye Weed
Not sure if this is a Western White or a Checkered White, or something else.

"As the story goes, there once was an Indian medicine man named Joe Pye who used concoctions from a wild plant found growing in the nearby woods to cure typhoid fever. His brew…
Added on September 16, 2018

Me and my dad

Me and my dad
On the spur of the moment tonight, I decided that I might just try and get up early tomorrow morning and go for a drive. The smoke from the British Columbia wildfires hasn't been hanging around the last few days, so I really should make the most of a cle…
Added on September  6, 2018