As it happened, I kept a number of our adventures recorded in photos stored on the camera's memory card, and these I was able to revisit once more when the camera's power returned. I kept them there because they were some of my favorites I liked to look at again and again, and to celebrate my camera's resurrection, I'm posting some of them here.
Many people are amazed to discover my photos are taken with a little camera about the size of a pack of cards, especially when it captures landscapes with such depth and clarity.
Here's a little red barn in a field in the Adirondacks.
White birches cast their reflections on an ice-covered Moreau Lake.
A lone golden Tamarack glows against dark-green conifers on the shore of Lens Lake.
My boots, my boat, and the beautiful Hudson River at Moreau
The river islands are lovely even in winter.
The Canon PowerShot S95 can also clearly capture closer kinds of beauty:
A carousel of gorgeous bi-colored Canada Lilies
Two sets of twins, these orange mushrooms and glossy-green Clintonia leaves sweetly compliment each other.
Autumn oak leaves float serenely over tiny pink flowers that were blooming away underwater.
How amazing that this Giant Swallowtail Butterfly held still for its portrait!
Even more amazing was that this tiny Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly held its wings open long enough for me to capture its beautiful wings on camera.
These splendidly-colored Milkweek Beetles were so engaged in what they were doing, they didn't resist when I poked my lens in close.
This White-marked Tussock Moth caterpillar chose a yellow-rimmed oak leaf to go with its personal color scheme.
This Milkweed Tiger Moth caterpillar sports some colorful tiger stripes to announce its toxicity to predators.
The Great Golden Digger Wasp sports colors to match the brilliant orange of Butterflyweed.
Oh, I didn't try to get too close to this angry Snapping Turtle, who didn't appreciate my efforts to move her off a busy highway.
Some of our more colorful fungi: Turkeytail Polypore in a lovely blue variant
The button stage of American Caesar Mushroom, just emerging from its egg-like cup
A pair of American Caesars at a later stage of maturity
Some scenes of Pyramid Lake, my spiritual home and one of the loveliest places in the Adirondack Mountains:
Venus's reflection floats on the dark still water shortly after sunset.
Mist rises from the lake on an October dawn.
Morning fog makes the island appear as if floating on a cloud.
Absolute silence, absolute serenity, under a soft full moon
Thank you, my dear little camera, my constant companion, for recording such scenes to remind me of so much I have to treasure.
Now I can't wait to get out in the woods and back on the waterways to record a host of new treasures.