Take some time
Posted on 3 Feb ’12 by Earl
“In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.” ~ John Fowles
As you can tell from the posting of another forest photo, I found that recent walk in the woods to be rather “productive”…at least in my eyes. In winter the forest is a bit more simple and perhaps a bit easier to photograph without looking too busy or distracting yet there is still a bit of color available if you look for it. I’ve made several photo in this same general area before but I believe this may be my favorite — so far.
I had a moment of panic today. I installed the latest Apple OS X 10.7.3 (Lion) update on my main computer and afterward it tried to do the final reboot and it wouldn’t. No startup, it went to a solid white screen and no combination of key strokes or restarts would get it past that point. I left it there for over 30 minutes and nothing. I couldn’t even get it to boot from the built in CD/DVD drive — just a white screen. I was stuck and I sat there for a while considering my options — there didn’t seem to be many options if it wouldn’t even access a drive.
Then I remembered I’d recently plugged in an external USB CD/DVD/BD drive. Unplugging it allowed a normal start up with no other problems with the update. I’m glad I thought of that before taking more drastic measures.
It pays to take some time to think things through.