It's a grey miserable day, rain falling, trees bare and it's getting dark earlier but looking through my old photographs should have cheered me up. The only trouble is I have lost two thirds of my photographs going back to 2005 when moving them on to my new computer. Don't know why or how. I had fortunately previously put them all on a photostick gadget which sucks out every picture from your computer - that sounds fantastic till you realise that they are taken out of their files and put in a completely different order. So now all my photographs numbered 1,2,3 etc are in that order - all the 1's then all the 2's etc, then any labelled (not many unfortunately) are in alphabetical order and finally all those downloaded from my camera with the cameras numbers are in numerical order. So nothing makes sense. I spent the whole afternoon going through them pulling out those I could possibly use here. I might add that there are thousands of pictures, 1751 of them are duplicates!!! So that is what I must do this winter, as well as sort out all the actual photographs from albums - got far too many. So forgive my random selection. I have not been out this month to take any pictures either.
This is a cake and scones I made for Kate's birthday a couple of summers ago. It was a lovely summer day and we sat out in the garden. All that cream and the strawberries must surely qualify as a 'Sweet Treat'.
Starts with a 'W'
I was spoilt for choice here but eventually settled for this lovely one of dear Roxy, who is no longer with us, wearing my daughter-in-law's Wellies.
I just have to have one of my favourite wild animals - the comical Wart Hog. They are so ugly with their tusks and warts but somehow they always make me smile. The family will run in single file following the male or female with their tails straight up in the air. Like domestic pigs they love rolling in mud and root for their food whilst kneeling on their front legs.
My Own Choice
An Eulogy to Herbert, the patient Hippo
That's all for this month. Now off to see what everyone else has done. Keep safe and well. xx