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.

January 2012: Old sign art at Wellington, NSW.

January 2012: Old sign art at Wellington, NSW.

February 2012: Retro KB advertising poster on the wall of the Impy at Erskineville.

February 2012: Retro KB advertising poster on the wall of the Impy at Erskineville.

March 2012: Bollywood shop cat, King St, Newtown.

March 2012: Bollywood shop cat, King St, Newtown.

April 2012: Busker art, Circular Quay.

April 2012: Busker art, Circular Quay.

May 2012: Garden art, Lord St, Newtown.

May 2012: Garden art, Lord St, Newtown.

June 2012: Big boys' toys, Customs House.

June 2012: Big boys toys, Customs House.

July 2012: Street advertising, King St, Newtown.

July 2012: Street advertising, King St, Newtown.

August 2012: Street art, Whateley Lane, Newtown.

August 2012: Street art, Whateley Lane, Newtown.

September 2012: Street art message, Rochford St, Newtown.

September 2012: Street art message, Rochford St, Newtown.

October 2012: There's something for everyone at Surry Hills.

October 2012: There’s something for everyone at Surry Hills.

November 2012: Street art, King St, Newtown... those pesky sheep again.

November 2012: Street art, King St, Newtown… those pesky sheep again.

December 2012: The writing's on the wall. SMH newspaper mural, King St, Newtown.

December 2012: The writing’s on the wall. SMH newspaper mural, King St, Newtown.

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About EllaDee's daleleelife101.blog

After a decade of living in tiny apartments in the inner-city of Sydney, Australia with my husband referred to in my posts as the Gorgeous One (G.O.) while I worked in corporate-legal and the G.O. in civil earthworks we relocated 500 kilometres north in December 2015 to our home in the Nambucca Valley to follow our dream of living simply and creatively. We travelled around Australia in 2016. Now we work on our 1930’s house, have a vegetable garden and a dog plus share a flock of backyard chickens with our neighbour. These days I’m a Horticulture student, something I dreamed of doing for many years. I write about day-to-day life, past & present, people & places, and take snapshots with my smart phone. Copyright 2011-2017. All content of http://daleleelife101.blog, https://elladeewords.wordpress.com/, https://elladeeimages.wordpress.com/ & https://elladeeplaces.wordpress.com/ is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process, nor may any other exclusive right be exercised, without the permission of the owner who can be contacted via email dln011 [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] au.

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    • 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.

      • 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.

    • 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 🙂

  1. 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. 🙂

    • 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!

      • 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.

      • 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.

  2. 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 🙂

    • 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.

  3. 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 🙂

    • 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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