I took a pile of photos this afternoon when the sun was shining and just finished editing them for this post. As usual I emptied my trash folder promptly because the icon of the full garbage can on the desktop bugs me. When I went to my pictures folder to add pics here, today's file is gone. Disappear-o. Nothing. Empty. Dark.
Dark, as in no light. Today is the Winter Solstice. The least daylight hours of the whole year. How appropriate that my pics vanished into darkness.
So now I will go and retake all the photos with the flash. Sigh. My New Year's resolution will be to ignore that full trash icon until I have triple-checked that I still have what I need and haven't accidentally deleted whole files in a single move.