A Few Poppies and Something Else

There is a wonderful patch of wildflowers not far from my work. The land is owned by the city but a local doctor seeded it with the flowers several years ago. He pulls up the weeds and watches over it with great care. I stopped by to take pictures of the poppies there, since the state mowed the ones by the Interstate, and found this pink one among the mix.

The “something else” is the white and blue flower pictured below but I have had zero luck in identifying it. If someone knows what it is please leave a comment. Until then enjoy!

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Using The Zoom

I am using my Powershot SX10is more as of late. I bought it use to replace my beloved Powershot S3is. I have neglected the SX10is because compared to the S3 it is just o.k. So here are a few of nature, on a very windy day, using the long end of the zoom on the SX10is. These were taken without a tripod or mono-pod so I am pleased they came out as well they did. Did I mention it is a very windy day?

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A New Face On Our Place

As I was taking The Boy on his regular evening adventure we came upon a lovely grey cat. It was sleeping in the ex-garden bed  (It is still a garden bed but now it is just one in waiting…as waiting till next year since it did not happen this one!) enjoying the days last rays. That is not the new face though he is the reason I came back out. I wanted to see if I could find him to make sure he was not a lost cat but instead I found something else: Here is the new face on Our Place!

I took this capture with my Powershot SX10is
I took this capture with my Powershot SX10is

A Bee On An Overcast Day

I have been digging the wonderful sunshine since it finally showed up around here but today it took a half day off. I was hoping to get home and take pics of the bees in the apple tree. Seems they took off half the day as well…..the half I wanted to take pictures of them during! Oh well, this fellow decide to buck the trend and showed up for an evening fill up overcast or not. Enjoy!

I took this with my Canon Powershot SX10is
I took this with my Canon Powershot SX10is

One From Last March

Last year at this time I had many photo opportunities due to the very mild Winter we had. The mild Winter had Spring fooled into showing up three or so weeks ahead of its normal arrival time frame. Though this Winter was a moderate one, we do not have much blooming yet. So as I looked for something to post I found this one from last March. Enjoy!

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I took this photo with my now deceased Nikon Coolpix 4600. I have purchased a Coolpix 5600 and I will test drive it as weather and my schedule permits.

Seagulls In January

The sun decided to show up today and I personally rejoiced. The gloom and cold has been a little heavy upon me so far this Winter. The problem is there is no blooming and colorful things to take photos of plus no sun and this all adds up to a whining me! Just saying. So what is one to do when the sun shows up? Take a late lunch is what I did so I could get a few shots in with my new-to-me PowerShot SX10is. Off I went to the lake and found this normally duck and geese populated landscape over ran by sea gulls. Sea gulls in the heartland? In January? Well none the less I do what I normally do: I took the shot. Enjoy!

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All pictures were taken with my PowerShot SX10is