It's time once again for us to shed some of our cold winter doldrums and embrace a little pre-spring cleaning! I'm not talking about clearing out the garage, or that storage closet, or even the dark and dreary basement -- what's down there anyway?! I'm talking about clearing out one of the most cluttered zones of our existence in the twenty-first century: the collection of photos in our phones!

This exercise requires honesty and a willingness to not become a digital hoarder of images. I'll go first, if it will help, in exposing some of the needless images I have currently stored in my iPhone, and therefore, 'the cloud'.

So, full disclosure, I have 1,729 pictures currently on my iPhone 12. Many, of course, have transferred from phone to phone over the past few years as I upgrade phones, which means most are on 'the cloud'. I don't even really know what the cloud is, I just accept that 'it is'. Let's take a look at some recent snapshots into my world and decide if I really need to hang onto them.

Brian Stephenson

Is it weird to take a picture of beer? I mean, I've actually taken some time to position some cans in a semi-decorative manner. This is a cluster of an assortment of Bale Breaker Beer. I don't remember why, but this was on my iPhone.

Brian Stephenson

Even weirder, I took a picture of this bottle of Habanero Sauce. Actually, it was for an article I wrote to share a recipe for some Super Bowl snacks.

Brian Stephenson

Here's a picture of a fire in my outdoor fireplace and a tasty Camacho cigar. Not sure why I took it but, there it is.

Brian Stephenson

Here's a picture of my dog. He's pretending to be asleep so I won't ask him to pick up his toys.

Brian Stephenson

Recognize this area? If you've ever stopped at the restroom on Snoqualmie Pass you've been here. Now, walls of snow surround the place.

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