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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Poppies And A Stray Iris

The state has planted poppies and several other flowers at interstate exchanges. It reduces the area needing mowed and is very beautiful besides.
I took this picture with my new-to-me-auction-prize Canon G3. Need to learn how to use the thing.....
An into-the-sun shot of a poppy with my Canon G4.
A stray Iris taken with my Canon G3