December 1, 2021

Outlook Not So Clear

 The Future?

City Daily Photo Theme Day

"The future's not ours to see,
Que sera, sera." 
This is a trail cam photo from my files. I chose it for the sense of looking into an unknown future.

The late day sun made a flare on the lens. I darkened it in Photoshop. 

This is the first time I've used Photoshop in months. I had deleted it because Adobe kept "improving" it and the program became so big it was competing with my photos for storage. My hard drive was running out of space and I saw constant warnings. After I deleted Photoshop and some other things, I began the tedious process of moving folders to a second backup drive (I don't trust having just one) and then deleting them. (I don't trust cloud storage either, although I use it selectively.) 

I still have my Creative Cloud subscription, although I tried canceling it at one point but they offered me a few months for free. I've been using other programs but I missed the versatility of Photoshop, so today I downloaded the new version. I see that it takes more RAM and is not recommended for computers older than 2015. Mine is from 2015 so we shall see how it goes.

Here we have another trail cam picture, taken late in the day.

Wild Bird Wednesday

Back to the Future

As I get ready to move to a smaller home, I know I will miss the geese and other wildlife, to say nothing of our view of the lake and mountains. But part of preparing for the future is being realistic about needs as we grow older. 

This picture of geese coming ashore is from a few days ago. I took it from the window.


  1. Hello,
    Love the geese photo. I hope your move goes smoothly.
    Take care, enjoy your day!

  2. A friend of ours moved from a nice home to an apartment about a year ago. Both he and his wife have health issues, and even though they miss much about the home they shared together for almost thirty years, it was the only way to go.

  3. Good aspect of the thoughts of the future, all of which is unknown.

  4. I'm with you on not trusting my files to just one hard drive. We have multiple external hard drives and recently subscribed to's cloud storage. My computer's internal hard drive is filling faster than I'd like so I am in the process of moving things around, too. Plus, my computer is now 4-years old. It still works marvelously but operating system updates continue to get bigger and new software requires more space all the time. It's battle for sure. I may need to think about upgrading in my system in the coming year just for peace of mind. Best of luck in your move!

  5. I love that first photo.
    I like photoshop, kind of. I use about 1% of its capabilities. Laptops and software are just racing along with each other leaving the legacy machines in the dust.
    Good luck in your new home!!

  6. I love the effects in your first photo. When we downsized my mother in law in 2015 from the house she raised her four children in to a two bedroom apartment, it was hard on all of us, but especially her. But, it was the only way to go. I know that will be my fate one day, too. I hope you find something enjoyable in your new home. Alana


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