Every Canadian is permitted one very loud scream on the day he/she sees the official approach of Autumn - mine was today - here is my tree changing colour:
There's the spot in the middle of the maple. I didn't even notice, but the top of the tree is starting to yellow as well. Too bad I've used up my scream for the year.
Perhaps my scream was a little louder than normal as I'm breaking myself in with my new camera - the Panasonic DMC ZS7. I remember how I was instantly in love with my Canon Powershot 80(now not worth fixing sadly) - perhaps the courtship will be longer, and the romance stronger....but right at the moment things are a little bumpy.
Last night ran out and started to take some photos.
These are Golden Honey Bunch tomatoes from Loblaws - quite delicious. Was having the devil of a time trying to get my focus right - trying to zoom and focus - no luck. This was the best of the lot. (Obviously using the force wasn't going to work - perhaps I should crack open the manual?)
Kevin decided he was going to watch the US Open - looked like the game was going to be a real marathon, so I grabbed little Bart, the camera and the manual. So with some fiddling, found the zoom macro focus. Poor Bart.
The printed manual was a sorry little affair - hardly any information, so this a.m. I bit the bullet and put in the CD - a 90-page manual popped up. First bit of instructions "Read the whole manual." My life just doesn't work that way. So I went to the problem I was having and found just the section to answer it! I started pushing buttons as instructed and NOTHING happened. As it turns out, when I looked very carefully at the screen, I was reading the instructions for a completely different camera. Not only have the Japanese manufactures saved paper by putting this sucker on a CD, they have combined 3 different camera manuals together - so you must hunt for your camera instructions...... Everytime my camera is mentioned a little red ZS7 appears A F T E R the instruction. I felt at this point that I'd done my best, so I called Burlington Camera and asked for some help - apparently they were unaware that the CD contained a melange of instructions, but commiserated about the fact that many Japanese manuals are unhelpful.
So to cheer myself up I decided to take a few photos of the squished garden from the car accident last week.