Saturday, August 20, 2011

pictures on my computer

When I leave my computer for awhile, a slideshow of all the pictures on the hard drive begins, and it keeps going until I come back.  Sometimes I'll just take a seat and watch in awe, looking at pictures I had forgotten ever taking.  This morning I saw a picture taken not so long ago of a couple on their anniversary, holding their cake at an angle so you could see the picture of them atop the cake.  
They're divorced now.  
Or I'll see one of the twins next door helping Cliff several years ago, back when they were little and cute, before they started chasing girls and before one of them had cancer.  
I don't know where to find the pictures on my computer, so I watch until the slideshow moves on to another picture and then stop the show.  
I only wish there were some way to stop the slideshow at a certain point so I could yell, "Hey, Cliff, come and look at this; here's something I hadn't thought of in a long time!"  
But of course, you can't stop it, and there's no way to find the location of the picture.  If I touch the mouse or keyboard, the slideshow is done.  
It's very frustrating.  
We went to Sedalia yesterday, intending to see all the things we missed at the state fair when we went on Monday.  
We should have watched the morning news.  
There had been 100-mile-per-hour winds, blowing down tents and shutting off the electricity to much of the city.  We noticed lots of billboards down as we approached the town, and then saw that many of the stoplights weren't working.  We weren't allowed onto the fairgrounds, so we went to a city park, ate our picnic lunch, and came back home.  

8 comments:

Angela said...

Love the label. :)

Margaret said...

There is a way to find those photos; they are coming out of a folder somewhere. Is it on your tablet? It's eerie to see family photos now and think about people who are dead, divorced, estranged, etc...

Jon said...

I would recommend an exorcism (for yor computer, not YOU!).

Jon said...

Sorry for the typo in my previous comment. Whenever I type quickly, my keyboard skips letters (perhaps my keyboard needs an exorcism.....)

Paula said...

I set my screensaver like that sometime. It is very enjoyable to sit and just watch.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I know that my screen saver can be see to do the photos like that but I can't imagine why you cannot find where they are stored in your computer. I wish I was literate enough to tell you what to do. Perhaps there is a screensaver section in your preferences. Too bad about the weather on the day you took to go. Hope everyone was ok and there was no great damage done.

Hyperblogal said...

Your pictures should be in iPhoto... click on finder... the smiley blue face on the far left of the dock, then on applications, then on iPhoto (if it's there). If not, let me know.

darev2005 said...

If you go to your control panel ie. start- control panel- appearance- screen saver it should tell you where those pictures are coming from.