Well, last night's post was a bit premature. This morning my problems returned as before, and then a friend sent me a link about Akismet. They work with Wordpress in dealing with spam. And a nice fellow named Nick has just assured me that it's been fixed (although he can't go into details) and it won't happen again.
So here's a pretty fall image I snapped while zipping along the road the other day (after a bit of photoshopping).
And we can forget about the whole thing as if it never happened. Hopefully.