I think I mentioned in one of my Paris posts that my digital SLR camera died. At the very least, it's in intensive care. Unfortunately, I figured that out after lugging it overseas with the anticipation of taking some really great photos with it. I still got some nice photos, and am grateful for my little digital snapshot camera, but it really does just take snapshots. So I splurged and got a new DSLR. Today was the first day I've had a chance to take it out for a spin. We've had beautiful spring weather this week. Today was a perfect day - not too hot, the sun was shining. We went to Descanso Gardens and I am thrilled with the photo quality. I haven't even had to run one of these through Photoshop. From southern California to you - happy spring!