Anne Elliott's photos with the SW of Millarville

Showy Aster

Showy Aster
A few of us were invited to return to one of our absolute favourite places - Rod Handfield's acreage, SW of the city. This is always such a treat, and Rod and his wife are always so welcoming. They have an amazing forest that is usually full of so many…
Added on August 15, 2017

Love those hills

Love those hills
I knew I should not have stayed up till around 3;30 am this morning, deleting 600+ emails - but it needed to be done, and I was on a roll. Still a few thousand more to go through. I need to do a similar thing - again - with my photos, or else I will get…
Added on August  7, 2017

Painted Lady

Painted Lady
Back in the summer of 2005, Calgary had an invasion of Painted Lady butterflies, which happens every 10 years or so. Australia and Antarctica are the only continents that Painted Ladies do not live on. This summer (2017), we are seeing a few of these be…
Added on August  7, 2017

Yesterday's main find : (

Yesterday's main find : (
Today, 7 August 2017, is the last day of a 3-day weekend. Heritage Day is celebrated in Alberta on the first Monday of August each year. Although it is not a statutory holiday, many Canadians in Alberta use this day as an optional holiday for celebrating…
Added on August  7, 2017

Wolf's Milk Slime / Lycogala epidendrum

Wolf's Milk Slime / Lycogala epidendrum
This is a macro shot of this interesting slime mold. The small, orange or pink, textured "balls" can be somewhere around a quarter of an inch across, though some are a bit larger and some smaller.

"Lycogala epidendrum, commonly known as wolf's milk, g…
Added on January 29, 2017

Fungi goblets

Fungi goblets
This photo was taken on 6 August 2016, when I went on a mushroom foray at Rod Handfield's acreage. Though this was a fungi day (well, morning), we also came across a few wildflower species, too.

I found the whole day physically and mentally exhausting…
Added on October 20, 2016

Deadly duo - Amanita muscaria

Deadly duo - Amanita muscaria
This photo was taken on 6 August 2016, when I went on a mushroom foray at Rod Handfield's acreage. Though this was a fungi day (well, morning), we also came across a few wildflower species, too.

I found the whole day physically and mentally exhausting…
Added on October 16, 2016

A family of textured caps

A family of textured caps
This photo was taken almost a month ago, on 6 August 2016, when I went on a mushroom foray at Rod Handfield's acreage. Though this was a fungi day (well, morning), we also came across a few wildflower species, too.

I found the whole day physically and…
Added on September  3, 2016

A garden in the forest

A garden in the forest
This photo was taken in the tiny garden belonging to Rod Handfield. He and his wife have a beautiful home on their acreage, with just a few garden flowers near the cabin. Couldn't resist a photo of two before we walked through the forest, on 6 August 20…
Added on September  2, 2016

Fungi family

Fungi family
This photo was taken eight days ago, on 6 August 2016, when I went on a mushroom foray at Rod Handfield's acreage. Though this was a fungi day (well, morning), we also came across a few wildflower species, too.

I found the whole day physically and men…
Added on August 28, 2016