This photo here is the view from my apartment window. The fall colors up here in Seattle really do seem more vibrant and varied than in California.
This summer, I went on a camping and backpacking trip at Lake Tahoe. Alaska Airlines messed up my checked baggage, shipping my stuff up to Alaska for several days. When my bags finally got to me, my camera — which I bought in 2002 and had been very happy with — no longer worked. :(
So I finally bought a new camera: a Canon PowerShot SD1000, to replace my dead Canon*. PowerShot S230. I definitely recommend the Digital Elph cameras to anyone who just wants a good point-and-shoot camera.
* Every time I typo Canon as Cannon, it makes me think of Gannon, which Wikipedia will tell you is "misspelling of Ganon, a villain from The Legend of Zelda series of video games by Nintendo." But then in the article, it says it really was spelled Gannon in the first video game — which is precisely the one I think of when I remember Gannon and his cold, heartless laugh when you died.