Here’s a silly, tragic story for you. In June, I returned from our Queenstown trip with over 3000 photographs, which I transferred into a folder on my laptop. I accidentally deleted the entire folder without realising it and emptied the bin almost immediately (this is a very terrible habit of mine, I just don’t like seeing things sitting in the trash bin on my computer) and even after trying various recovery methods, I believe they’re lost for good. Thankfully, I’d already blogged about Arrowtown, Glenorchy, Coronet Peak and Amisfield by then, but all the pictures taken in the actual location of Queenstown (the pretty wildlife, the amazing food, the stunning view from the gondola, the surrounding snow-covered mountains, everything) were all gone before I’d even gotten around to sorting through them.
Well. I’ve finally gotten over the loss and now I know never to purge anything until I double check to see just what I’ve put in that dreadful digital bin. Anyway, these are the last of the undeleted pictures I actually still have that haven’t been uploaded to this blog yet, so here you go. A snowball fight amongst family, just before our lunch at Amisfield. The moral of the story here is: It’s seriously not a good idea to wear Converse when walking on snow because they’ll soak through and you’ll just end up with freezing wet socks. James and I learnt this lesson the hard way.
7 thoughts on “Snow & A Sad Story – White Winter in Central Otago, New Zealand (June 2015)”
Oh no! Poor you! Almost the same thing happened to me too. It´s such a hard loss. Also because you´re pictures are so incredibly beautiful! That snowball fight did look like a lot of fun! Oh and converse are never a good idea when it´s snowing…
I really enjoyed your post!
Thank you! I’m glad you stopped by. Yeah, it’s a real shame that it happened, but I guess in life these things do happen. Just gotta move on and not get too upset over it! :)
Gorgeous photos here, Angie! Sorry to hear you lost all those other ones – ugh! How frustrating! Gotta love computers.
Thank you, Jackie!
It really sucks when you realise you’ve done such a horrible thing by accident! And you’d think in this day in age, our advanced technology would be able to help with such mishaps, haha.
I can sympathise…what an awful feeling to lose so many photographs. It looks like you had a wonderful time in Queenstown. I’m from NZ but grew up in the sunny Far North, so have only seen snow once in my life, in Christchurch.
Amazing photos!! All covered in snow.. Love it very much.. And sorry for your loss, had the same experience once and it was really upsetting.. Cant wait for your next post :)
Amazing wonderful captivating photos! Sorry for the deleted photos, always check 4 times! :) xxxx