Walking in the Snow
Photographing the snowfall from the house where I was staying, I was happy to see this woman walking by, to add to this image. Her red hat added a nice touch.
Red White & Green
During a snow storm in Edmonton last week, I noticed this red-stemmed bush with snow building up on it, contrasted against the green trees behind it.
One afternoon during my recent visit to Edmonton, Alberta, it snowed quite heavily. Being from Southern California, I don't get much chance to photograph snow in progress. This was one shot that I got that afterooon.
Snow in March is considered more of a spring thing, but it was really coming down that afternoon. In the foreground are Mountain Ash berries, the preferred food of Bohemian Waxwings this time of year.
The nuthatch was photographed this week in Edmonton, Alberta, in the forest around the Saskatchewan River Valley. It's still snowy in March, and in fact, snowed 3 or 4 times in the last week.
Female Downy Woodpecker
This cute little woodpecker was photographed in the forest around the Saskatchewan River Valley in Edmonton, Alberta. This view shows the tuft of downy feathers above the upper bill, likely the origin of the name, Downy Woodpecker.
This little female Downy Woodpecker was photographed in Edmonton, Alberta. It was in the forest surrounding the Saskatchewan River Valley. It was feeding on this fungal growth on a tree trunk. This view shows the little downy tuft of feathers at the base of the upper bill--likely the origin of its name.
March in Edmonton is still cold and icy and snowy, but thaws often happen between snows. This shot was of ice at the side of the street, with ice melt water running under the ice. The water was bubbling up here and there. I liked the textures of the ice and the bubbles.
Another shot of the fuzzy pussy willow-like growths on the firest trees in Edmonton. Any ideas of what tree it is???
Photographed in Edmonton, Alberta.
Plains Bison Herd
Photographed in Elk Island, Alberta, Canada.
This male bison is part of the herd or Plains Bison living at Elk Island, in Alberta, Canada.
This bison was photographed at Elk Island, Alberta, Canada.
Bison Pair Gossiping
These two bison are part of the herd of Plains Bison living at Elk Island, Alberta, Canada.
Faux Pussy Willows
I ran across some budding trees in the forest, and it made me think of pussy willows. BUT they were not willows--before I saw these, I thought they were aspen trees. For anyone who knows aspens well, do they do this before the leaves come out??
Curve in the River
This is the Saskatchewan River that runs through Edmonton, Alberta. The blue area is the only part of this very wide river that was not iced over. This is looking through the trees in the forest above the river.
A view of downtown Edmonton, this one showing many shapes, colors and angles.
Downtown Edmonton has many reflective buildings and windows. It was fun shooting various angles.
This view shows just the glass pyramid type roof of Edmonton's City Hall.
Edmonton City Hall
This shows a small portion of the City Hall building.
This fun sign was on the side of Edmonton's Public Library.
Red, White and Blue
Just playing with colors in the glass ceiling of Edmonton's City Hall Building.
The Glass Sky
Inside Edmonton's City Hall Building, looking up into the glass pyramid.
I saw this fun sculpture in downtown Edmonton, Alberta. I would have liked to shoot it with a "real" person sitting there too, but no one happened by.
This statue of The Buddha was in Edmonton's Chinatown. There was something about his pose and expression of this statue made me happy.
Inside Edmonton's City Hall, I found this colorful spot, with table and chairs. I liked the lines and patterns, including the marble floor.
Another view of the Red Squirrel in the forest in Edmonton.
This cute little guy was noisily protesting my presence in the forested river valley in Edmonton, Alberta. The squirrels are Red Squirrels, and seldom sit still for their close-ups.
In the Forest
Hiking in the river valley in Edmonton, there are many types of trees. These two appealed to me as I hiked by.
This chickadee was photographed in the river valley of Edmonton, Alberta.
Doorway to the Forest
While hiking on the River Valley Trails of the Saskatchewan River in Edmonton, I ran across this doorknob on a tree. It was such an incongruous sight, I had to take a photo of it.
This male Downy Woodpecker was photographed in the river valley in Edmonton, Alberta.
Two dragons top the Harbin Gate at the beginning of Edmonton's Chinatown.
Close-up detail of the Harbin Gate, a magnificent cultural landmark welcoming visitors to Edmonton's Chinatown.
Harbin Gate Detail
This image shows some of the lovely Detail of the Harbin Gate, near the beginning of Edmonton's Chinatown. China's city of Harbin is the sister city to Edmonton, and the gate was given as a gift.
Art Gallery of Alberta
This unusual building was designed by Randall Stout, and houses three floors of notable art. It is in Churchill Square, by Edmonton City Hall.
I really liked the look of this Italian Bakery, which just happens to be in Chinatown.
At the far end of Edmonton's Chinatown, I saw this amazing 6-towered building. It turned out to be St. Josaphat's Ukranian Catholic Cathedral.
This looked like a fun bakery in Edmonton's Chinatown. On thinking about it, I wonder why I didn't stop in for a yummy bean cake, lotus seed cake....
This great clock tower was in front of the Westin Hotel in downtown Edmonton.
Very colorful reflections in glass buildings in downtown Edmonton, Churchill Square.
Color Color Everywhere
This downtown area of Edmonton is very pretty, with lots of art installations. The art on the left is actually decorating a parking structure! (They are called parkades there) The rest is reflection in glass windows.
I know, I know, too many reflections. Sorry, just couldn't resist.
The many glass buildings in downtown Edmonton were great for photographs. The colors in this one came from buildings and a construction crane. Looked better in reflection than in real life!
Sidewalk View 100 Street
View of downtown Edmonton, Alberta.