A sweet warm rain brought out that neat smell of wet pavement as I picked up some ribs at the local grocery this evening. Back home in the garden my little Canon G12 did what I asked to help express a bit of how it felt. It ain't the quickest camera in the closet, but I think the only one with both macro and gentle enough flash to capture this image.
Sometimes the only thing that will do the job is the big, fast, DSLR with its range of lenses. But more and more, I'm finding that a high-end little camera, in my case the Canon G9 and lately the G12, does the job of the "diary" shots, as well as the occasional artful image. Because its handy and ready to go, images happen that would not otherwise.