Anne Elliott's photos with the flower head

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

Nodding/Musk Thistle / Carduus nutans

Nodding/Musk Thistle / Carduus nutans
The large Nodding or Musk Thistle is my favourite species of Thistle. Unfortunately, this quite spectacular and beautiful species is on the list of Restricted, Noxious, and Nuisance Weeds In Alberta. It is a biennial that spreads rapidly by seed forming…
Added on July 26, 2017

Western Wood Lily

Western Wood Lily
Not my best photo of a Western Wood Lily, but I needed to add it to my album on the Rusty Bucket Ranch bio-blitz.

On 14 July 2017, it was a hot day, but our bio-blitz of the Rusty Bucket Ranch, west of Calgary, started at 8:00 am, to catch the coolest pa…
Added on July 26, 2017

Intricate beauty of Bear Grass

Intricate beauty of Bear Grass
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 flower in this photo was seen on 8 July 2017, also…
Added on July 11, 2017