2012: what you didn’t see

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If you are a follower of elladeewords you’ll have read about the demise of my beloved blogging tool, my smart phone. If you haven’t read the post I ask you to consider it’s “far better to learn the lesson than to be the lesson”… and step away from your phone if you’ve had a tough day.

Both the G.O. and my phone contracts are up next month, and we have a spare unsmart phone I’m using for calls & text while I undertake a due diligence process before making a 2 year commitment to new phones. But, the unsmart phone doesn’t take photos of any quality. Our digital camera is somewhat cumbersome to wander around with, so elladeeimages is in hiatus.

The circumstances of the demise of my phone also resulted in it requiring professional attention to recover the photos, which were last backed up in early November 2012. Of course backing up Nov 12-Feb 13 was an item on my 2013 Return to The Post Holiday World To-Do List which I hadn’t ticked off. Cross your fingers for me please. There were holiday snaps and future blog post photos that would be a blow to lose.

In the meantime, of the backed up and fortuitously downloaded photos I do have, I chose an image from the archives of each month of 2012 that didn’t get posted, and put together art in the everyday: 2012 retrospective of elladeeimages.

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21 thoughts on “2012: what you didn’t see

    roughseasinthemed said:
    February 19, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    I liked circular and garden art, but the last one is good too. Very striking. I used to want a green lamborghini, but I’ve grown out of that phase now.

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      EllaDee responded:
      February 20, 2013 at 7:47 am

      As a teenager I had a hankering for a Maserati… the poster version which was as close as I got was a metallic bronze colour 🙂 A green lambo would have been stunning. The busker artists are quite talented… I always wonder if there is a trick. The house with the garden art is near the station so I see it each day – the painting looks quite old so it may be even before Better Homes and Gardens became fashionable. Pity the SMH mural got tagged.

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        roughseasinthemed said:
        February 20, 2013 at 7:53 am

        I would have settled for a maserati if I couldn’t have got the lamborghini.

        But my British Racing Green Renault 19 was like s*** off a stick anyway so I was happy enough with that. I was fascinated with the fact that somewhere on the bodywork it was described as Verte Anglaise or maybe Vert Anglais.

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    philosophermouseofthehedge said:
    February 20, 2013 at 7:01 am

    So glad you gathered up these images. All quite nice. Love the art deco, and the flipflop “sign”. Start from zero has to be one of my favs.

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      EllaDee responded:
      February 20, 2013 at 7:50 am

      Thanks. My posting is a bit arbitrary dependent on time and the muses but I snap everything I can that crosses my path. Especially with copyright issues, I prefer to have a store of my own images. I have been seeing the flip flop sign writer’s classifieds messages on various mediums for about nine years. I’ve never called the number, as I haven’t needed a second hand fridge, washing machine or dryer! Start From Zero appeared after they cut back the garden 🙂

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    Richard Guest said:
    February 20, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Great sequence, EllaDee. Particularly like the way you’ve framed the street art and garden art shots.

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      EllaDee responded:
      February 20, 2013 at 10:32 am

      Thank you. I’d like to say it’s skill or talent I just record what’s there. I’m glad you like them.

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    ChgoJohn said:
    February 20, 2013 at 11:55 am

    If this is any indication of what lies on your smartphone, still outside of your grasp, I hope you find someone to help you gain access. These are wonderful, EllaDee. The street art is beautiful and I salute the individual who used shoe soles to sell. Of all, though, I’d love to have attended that debate that explored whether Chavez and Venezuela are the “model for socialism in the 21st century.” I would have been fascinated.
    Good luck with the retrieval. 🙂

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      EllaDee responded:
      February 20, 2013 at 12:07 pm

      Thank you. The forum of blogging opened my eyes to what’s around me that I hadn’t paid much attention to so when I have a smartphone I snap whatever appeals and create a bank of archives, or sometimes what I see will inspire me to post…
      Only a few days before the demise of the phone I said to the G.O. I must get those photos off. Those photos being the ones I took when by a stroke of luck, the current owners of his grandparents’ farm were there as we were drove past while on holidays, and invited us in to look around… We can go back again, but I’d really like to recover the photos so I don’t feel quite so much a big idiot!

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        ChgoJohn said:
        February 20, 2013 at 12:13 pm

        Idiot? Heavens no! This could happen to any of us — and has. Luckily, today there are ways to recover even the most “unrecoverable” data. I’m sure you’ll find someone who can help you.

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          EllaDee responded:
          February 20, 2013 at 12:16 pm

          Thank you -you’re very kind… I can still see the phone sliding across the shiny sleek bed cover! The phone is in good hands but not giving up it’s treasure easily.

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    Vicky said:
    February 21, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Ha!, I love the car in a box pic, and the August street art is amazing.
    Nice to see you back in blogland. 🙂

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      EllaDee responded:
      February 21, 2013 at 10:04 am

      Thank you. I actually took the car in a box pic for my 7 year old reading student, which always had Matchbox cars falling out of his pocket!

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    Pete Denton said:
    March 3, 2013 at 2:48 am

    I like the street art image from August. Something about it makes me smile 🙂

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      EllaDee responded:
      March 3, 2013 at 7:50 am

      Thank you – it’s one of my favourites – people either love street art / artists or hate it / them… Easy to guess how I feel 🙂

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    The Wanderlust Gene said:
    March 12, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Caught up; at last. For some reason I haven’t had any notices from any of your blogs since you came home from your holidays! Sorry to hear about the phone – fingers crossed for a successful rescue of its contents 🙂

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      EllaDee responded:
      March 13, 2013 at 6:05 am

      RoughSeas and Vic Pics have also had Reader issues, and not just with my posts. Thanks – I must call about that phone… the first attempt was unsuccessful but yes, fingers still crossed.

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    Little bits of Sheffield said:
    March 27, 2013 at 7:28 am

    A great set of shots. I’m not sure what happened but I must have accidentally deleted elladee images from my follow list. When I stopped getting updates I had wrongly assumed that you had allowed the blog to lie dormant. Silly me! I have remedied the situation by clicking the follow button and look forward again to seeing your photographs 🙂

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      EllaDee responded:
      March 27, 2013 at 10:28 am

      Thank you… well, I have moments of dormant – life gets busy and phone gets smashed, but I’m still around, enjoying mainly as far as images go, the street art of the neighbourhood 🙂

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    Kourtney Heintz said:
    April 15, 2013 at 4:03 am

    Interesting collection of images when displayed together. I love how you capture the bizarre and the beautiful in each one. 🙂

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      EllaDee responded:
      April 15, 2013 at 6:10 am

      Thank you – I think I could rename the blog “the bizarre and the beautiful” as it’s entirely appropriate 🙂

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