I recently met R, a lovely San Diego store owner. She has several shops in the area, and she noted that people are getting tired of not having extra money to spend. Who isn't there? I say, we are all broke, at different levels. Even those with big incomes are taking home less. And everyone has a maxed budget. Anyway, R says many people want to make themselves feel better by buying just one little thing for themselves. She called it something like Austerity Fatigue or Recession Fatigue.
This week, and before my trip to France, I succumbed to "it" whatever you call it. I buy baskets and merchandise, but little for myself, but this week I bought a new Canon Camera. A few shots from today: the same dahlias you saw last week look much better through the Big Camera:
the color is so good....
and the oranges, also from Hector at CdM:
these with a pale blush center:
I smelled the tuberose as soon as I got out of the car; these are the small-stemmed, super-fragrant ones:
and succulents; I am amazed that the camera can do this:
for my display basket, I did eggs, in homage to the 500 something million eggs now in recall; please, just buy local:
I played with several baskets to test the camera:
the focus is amazing; look how it captures the leather trim; as Jo says, worth every penny; lovin' this camera:
and finally, the tuberose and mini roses I brought home.
More tomorrow; I will have lots of tomato and veggie shots at Rancho Santa Fe. I also can't wait to show you Paris and France through this camera lens. So very excited, and so glad that Christmas came in August for me!