Tuesday, August 30, 2011

These are the last photos from our trip to the mountains.
For Shaun and Wendolene this is the longest car trip they
 have been on with us and they were very well behaved.

I always think of the mountains as the home of large animals
but I was surprised by how many plants had insects on them.
Plant identification is based on Plants of Alberta, Royer &
Dickinson, Lone Pine Publishing.

Feel free to disagree.

Mountain Fireweed

Mountain Goldenrod

Below we see a Hoverfly surrounded
by aphids Some Hoverfly larve feed
on aphids the adults feed on nectar
and pollen. Bugs of Alberta

Common Red Paintbrush

Twinflower ~ Linnaea borealis

"I stop in the gravel by the side of the road,
completely ringed by mountains so impressive
they must be fake."

                 Starting Out in the Afternoon
                                           Jill Frayne


Kathiesbirds said...

What cute dogs! And look at all the lovely plants you saw!

Thanks for your kind wishes on my blog. Yes, we are all safe and well. All is normal at my house. Just waiting for the rest of my family to get their power back.

Guy said...

Hi Kathie

Thanks for your comments, the dogs do cute very well. Yes the trip to the mountains was good we saw the big the tiny and everything in between. I understand it is snowing there today. We have rain here.


Kelly said...

...beautiful scenery...and cute, cute pups! They look like they are having fun!

Guy said...

Hi Kelly

They were indeed having fun it was sort of a six hour walk for them with naps and snacks.