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sunset spice
Blanket Flower, Keith Burton

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Gaillardias (Sunset Spice)

Gaillardias (Sunset Spice)
Taken in Southsea Rose Garden. Also known as Blanket Flowers.

My computer is now fixed and running fine. Basically both HD and the SSD had become corrupted during a routine update. Both drives had to be wiped completely - luckily I had an external back up drive and the engineer was able to to successfully recover the Operating System and all my data, including my photos! There's a lesson here for everyone :-)

xenophora, Eunice Perkins, Simon Downham, Puzzler4879 and 19 other people have particularly liked this photo

22 comments - The latest ones
Glad to hear your computer is fixed and no problems. These flowers are lovely. So brilliantly coloured. A real tonic to look at.
16 months ago.
neira-Dan club
16 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
So nice and colorful, Keith !
16 months ago.
 Christine Schiller
Christine Schiller club
Flowers are good for the soul ***
16 months ago.
Annemarie club
beautful Keith
16 months ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
Hmm, this story sounds familiar Keith. I had a similar experience some time back. I also had one occasion where after a Windows update, three of my internal SSD's were corrupted and I lost lots of valuable info. Like you, I fortunately had back-ups too. I am quite sure that if we were not connected to the internet, especially in regards to auto updates our computers would live much longer. Good that you are back to speed. - Another great bloom from you here too. Well done.

Keep safe. Herb
16 months ago.
Keith Burton club
has replied to Herb Riddle club
Thanks Herb.

I think I'm going to hedge my bets and get some storage in the clouds as well, just in case! I really need a new iMac, but I'd have to sell a kidney to get one :-))
16 months ago.
Proxar club
nice one!
16 months ago.
Berny club
Sounds like a lot of work with your computer, luckily done now ;-)
Wonderful colorful!
16 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Pleased your computer is fixed now Keith.....whatever HD & SSD is!! ;o)
One thing I do know is that this is a beautiful shot of these flowers. So crisp, clear and with great detail. The colours stand out beautifully.
16 months ago.
Keith Burton club
has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
Thanks Rosa.

I know what they are, but I'm not 100% sure about how they work - which I was I got a professional to do the work for me :-))
16 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Awesome bright colours
16 months ago.
trester88 club
Gut, dass dein Computer wieder funktioniert! Die Blüten strahlen wie die Sonne.
16 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Computer gerepareerd ? Mooie Foto
16 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Beautiful flowers Keith.
So glad you didn't lose anything on your comp ;-)
16 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Thank you all so much for your lovely comments! It's good to be back online again :-)
16 months ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
I love this flower. In German we call it "Kokardenblume" (Cockade Flower) or "Malerblume" (Painter's Flower). Both names fit perfectly to this lovely flower, because the blossom looks like a cockade and because it is so colourful that you could think a painter had coloured the petals.
16 months ago.
Keith Burton club
has replied to Susanne Hoy club
I'm pleased that you like this one Susanne. Thank you for letting me know some alternative names for the flowers.
16 months ago.
Keith - this bright, colorful and cheery shot was just what I needed to lift my spirits today! Many thanks, my friend!
16 months ago.
Keith Burton club
has replied to Puzzler4879
Always happy when one of my photos lifts someones spirits John and I'm especially pleased that this day it was you :-)
16 months ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
These are gorgeous!!! Happy to hear that your data was all rescued.
16 months ago.
Keith Burton club
has replied to Eunice Perkins club
Glad you like them Eunice. Thanks very much.

I was happy to get my data rescued as well;-)
16 months ago.

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