Friday, May 26, 2006

Yes, but WHICH new camera?

I've been consulting with son today on just what a 'better' camera for me would be...and he sent me THIS LINK . On the left menu, there's an item called "Buying Guide", and one option is a side-by-side comparison of features. Cool!
So, here's the one I think I'll buy: it's another Kodak Easyshare, but it can zoom like crazy! Looks easier to handle, too, and I already understand the menu...

THIS time, I'll get a carrying case, too!


  1. Anonymous10:51 AM

    Will you buy one for me too? I DO have a birthday coming up, j'know.

    I have a florist question and since you're back in the biz, I foogered you could help. Do know about the relative frustration tolerance of heuchera? I like the foliage but the flowers - such as they are - suck. So I clip them off as soon as the sprouts appear. Will this harm them? Can they deal OK with the frustration of trying to bloom and constantly being thwarted?

    BTW - should someone ask, magnolias are much more grateful for help with blooming than fuschias are. But then again, it would take much to be more grateful than fuschias. They don't seem to appreciate help AT ALL. Don't you just hate snotty flowers? (I imagine you have to deal with a fair amount of that, huh?)

    Gotta go save suffering humanity -


  2. Yes, PT, the hoy-craw suffer from being unfulfilled destiny is a frustration like no other. Think about Cinderella...C'mon, let'em go to the ball. They've been getting ready for a whole what if you don't like their blossom?

    Offer it

  3. Anonymous5:57 AM

    Oh the guilt... the guilt. How will I be able to look the heuchera in the virtual face now?

    If I do offer it up though, will you buy me a camria? I would take a picture of blooming heuchera for you!!

    BTW - I need a 3-4 foot shrub that will tolerate a partial shade, eastern exposure placement. It should also have blue somewhere - preferably blue flowers that bloom all summer but blue foliage or berries or bark would be OK too. What shrub is that?

    Love - PT

  4. "spirea". I found a blueish one there, but what I think you really need is a nice bright yellow-green instead, ok?

  5. Anonymous7:23 AM

    Did you know spirea is the same as bridal wreath? I think there should be some "truth in advertising" disclosure about that. Right now in the spot I'm thinking about there are three holly bushes. One is dead, one is on the way out and one is alive - so far. Do you know if the alive one will continue to be so? Also, I'm thinking maybe I want tall flowers or something there instead of bushes. Maybe endless summer hydrangeas in blue or tall daisy-type flowers. What do you think?

    Love - PT

    PS - Please send the recipe for acid soil in case I decide to do hydrangeas.

  6. I didn't know about spirea when we played bride with them 50 years ago, but I do these days.
    Did YOU know about Busy Elizabeth being called "impatiens"?? It's an abomination--I still like the German name best, but I have NO idea how to spell "Flisika Liss".
    Have you considered a blue statue or birdbath for the dead-holly spot? Now, THAT would be perennial, even by your standards!

  7. Anonymous7:36 AM

    I'm pretty sure flisika liss is spelled "Flisika Liss". You're welcome.

    Wouldn't a blue statue or birdbath look odd right up against the house? I'm looking for something for under the picture window (and Sonja's glorious stained glass) and I don't want to do the standard "bushes under the picture window" that EVERY house has. Excempt that's exactly what the landscape designer did - three holly bushes. What do you think a stand of tall daisies would look like instead? Or maybe a bunch of hydrangeas? I want it should add to Sonja's stained glass and make a nice backdromp to an overly large endless summer rose bush. Which hasn't started yet. That's something else I wanted to talk to you about. Do you know of any motivational tools for roses? And don't say fertilizer. I did that.

    I'm going to plant various colors of heuchera under the big tree in my front yard. I would send pinctures if only I had a camria. Sigh...

    Wistfully - PT

  8. Anonymous7:38 AM

    PS - I've never heard impatiens called anything but that around here. Grammie called it Busy Lizzie or Flisika Liss. Busy Elizabeth is an abomination!


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