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Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget
How important it is for us to remember those who have served their country (not just Canada) and made the ultimate sacrifice. Unfortunately, there are thousands more on this Continent and elsewhere across the globe, who have returned from fighting, only…
Added on November 11, 2018

Alfalfa

Alfalfa
We have been under a heat warning recently, and yesterday's temperature got up to either 31C or 32C. It was just unbearable in my place and I needed to get out for a short drive and be in the air-conditioning of my car. We have also been having rain on…
Added on July 31, 2018

Nodding Thistle / Musk Thistle / Carduus nutans

Nodding Thistle / Musk Thistle / Carduus nutans
Definitely past its prime, but I love these Nodding Thistles at any stage, but especially when the pinky purple flower has died and the beautiful pattern of the spiny bracts can be seen more clearly. Flower head is 4-6 cm in diameter. The large Nodding…
Added on July 25, 2018

Yellow Penstemon with wildflower bokeh

Yellow Penstemon with wildflower bokeh
This was one of the wildflowers seen when we stopped for a short while at Castle Mountain, on the way home from Peyto and Bow Lakes. I was going to crop the image to a square, but decided to leave the colourful wildflower bokeh intact.

On 23 June 2018,…
Added on July  5, 2018

Western Wood Lily

Western Wood Lily
This was taken two days ago, when we were doing a bio-blitz on the 40-acre property belonging to the Cartwright family, west of Waiporous, Alberta. Such a warm, bright splash of colour.

Friends and I had such a great day the day before yesterday, 30 J…
Added on July  2, 2018

Blue Himalayan Poppy

Blue Himalayan Poppy
It is always a joy to see these Himalayan Blue Poppies growing at Reader Rock Garden, and I was happy to find two of them in bloom yesterday, 27 June 2018. I almost missed them, as they were hidden in a tangle of trees and tall plants. The sun was shini…
Added on June 28, 2018

Bear Grass, Waterton Lakes National Park

Bear Grass, Waterton Lakes National Park
Last night, when i was scrolling down through some photos, looking for something to post this morning, I noticed this photo of Bear Grass. It made me wonder how well the Bear Grass will have survived the devastating wildfire that destroyed most of the Wa…
Added on April  7, 2018

Splash of colour

Splash of colour
Just posting one photo this morning, as I wasn't organized enough to look for another couple in time. Thought I'd use this Echinacea macro that was taken at the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre in Coaldale, on 3 August 2017.

This summer, we have had practic…
Added on August 12, 2017

Day Lily

Day Lily
This glorious, sunlit Day Lily was in bloom on 21 July 2017, when friend, Dorothy, invited me over for a BBQ supper and the chance to maybe see and take photos of the beautiful Ruby-throated Hummingbird that has been visiting their colourful garden. I di…
Added on August  1, 2017

Bear Grass with Crab Spider and prey

Bear Grass with Crab Spider and prey
For many years, I had longed to see Bear Grass / Xerophyllum tenax, and finally, in 2015, I was lucky enough to visit Waterton Lakes National Park and saw and photographed it for the very first time. The photo I posted today was taken on 24 June 2017, wh…
Added on July 27, 2017