See how all the flash is on the plant in front and not the distant area. I then changed the scene setting to museum (low light available) and got this picture:
I improved on the lighting...now if I could only hold the camera and focus properly, I'd be a much better photographer.
I also found out that my camera has a "panorama" scene setting. Can't wait to try that sucker. (I did actually try that yesterday, but it didn't really turn out too well.)
So, here's the takeaway - the pictures worked fine for the person who needed them and I learned a little more about my camera including how to turn off the stupid date thing. Here's hoping for better photos from me in the future.