It was an expensive lesson. It's been several months since I last backed up my small external Seagate 500 GB drive, which contained all my photos, and it was high time that I did it again. But when I tried, the drive would not register on my computer no matter what. It was only 20 months old and had never given me any problems before. It's still under the 5 year replacement warranty but Seagate takes no responsibility for lost data. Instead it offers a data recovery software for $99, a pretty steep price I thought and it took me a while to convince myself that I really really wanted those photos back.
The software worked and I got everything back. I don't mean to let it happen again. From now on regular backups and always to two separate locations in case one of them fails. What a hassle!
A balancing act
The mallards are enjoying their new wetland pool on a cornfield
A bright wind-swept day at the nuclear power station in Vernon. i looked for A. Pipits on the adjacent cornfield but found none.
Not far from our house is the Scott Farm which grows and sells heritage apples.
It was the location for the movie "Ciderhouse Rules" based on John Irving's novel of the same name. The is the apple pickers' bunk house where much of the action takes place.
A Great Blue Heron enjoying a tranquil moment at the farm pond.
I am flying back to Germany tomorrow to see my sister and brother with their families, and my mother who will be celebrating her 100th birthday. So no posts for the next couple of weeks.
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