Those Cannon's are great little cameras! I got my son one for Xmas last year they do everthing! They even make movies!
I need to get a new one. I have a 12 year old Olypmus that is slowly dying. It just doesn't focus right anymore. Sometimes I have to turn it on and off a few times to get it to snap a picture. And forget closeups! It just blurrs. Might've been dropped one time to many! I was going to get one this year but too many other toys to get first!
BTW your pictures are fantastic!