The snowstorm arrived last night as forecasted. When I headed out the door for chores this morning I took my trusty Canon SX100 point-and-shoot camera along hoping to get some snow shots, but it refused to work. The lens won't open. Its been a very reliable camera, but after 5 years of much use I think its probably worn out. When I got in from chores, I plugged the new webcam into the laptop and took this photo so I could prove the snowstorm is here:
From the warmth of the house, I also took a shot of these tree branches which rest against a window. They should be trimmed, but I do enjoy looking at them so maybe there they'll stay. I didn't use the webcam for this one, I used the Nikon D40 which I wouldn't consider taking outdoors in a snowstorm. I'm sure going to miss the point-and-shoot and will probably buy another one similar to it soon.
By the way, we did our first Skype call with the webcam last evening. It will be a fun way to keep in touch with our kids and grandkids.