I thought I was done with this project, but I just replace my dead camera with a new Canon SX210. The first images I've gotten so far are delightful. I need to figure out a color balance correction and then I think I'll be in the catbird seat.
I'm grateful to @girlie for the encouragment. I bought the camera she uses. Doesn't mean I'll get the same results, but I like what I see so far.