Briefly, I had a computer problem last May and had to go to my backup drive to restore the data. When I did so I found that a great chunk of my iPhoto library was missing. All the techie people I know tried to find these missing photos on my backup drive without success. I had resigned myself (after a great deal of whining) to the fact that these photos were gone forever. But today I found a little stack of CDs hidden away that contained all the images I thought I'd lost.
Somehow I'd forgotten that I had saved these to the CDs and deleted them from my iPhoto library. No wonder we couldn't find them! But none of this matters now. I have my photos back. Here are just a few to show you the treasure I rediscovered.
The top three were taken on our drives through the western states.
This is the very old part of Patzcuaro, Michoacan, in Mexico.
Below are two of the many "wall photos" I thought I'd lost.
That's my sweet Maggie resting in a foggy vineyard in the Napa valley.
A view of the hills outside of Alamos, Sonora, showing the trees in bloom. I never did find out the name of them.
And one of many marvellous cacti that I took photos of.
It's a funny thing though--in my memory these photographs took on epic proportions. When I look at them now I see that they're nice and they carry wonderful memories. But they aren't nearly as stunning as I remembered them.