Anne Elliott's photos with the SE of Calgary

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

Mourning Dove - love the blue eye-ring

Mourning Dove - love the blue eye-ring
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

Swainson's Hawk juvenile

Swainson's Hawk juvenile
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 at the end of it. Now, each summer, I try and do two or three l…
Added on September  5, 2018

A classic light/intermediate-morph adult Swainson's Hawk

A classic light/intermediate-morph adult Swainson's Hawk
I'm beginning to think this is a Swainson's Hawk. This is the other hawk that was on the same hay bale as the hawk in the photo I posted the day before yesterday.

It is 10:30 am on 24 August 2018, and the sky is smoke filled and dark as can be. An Air…
Added on August 24, 2018