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Reminiscing Through Photographs

Take time to enjoy life's memories

I had some time this past week to look through some ‘old’ photographs. I put ‘old’ in quotation marks because they aren’t really that old. They were all photos that were stored on my phone! Still, there were pictures from the last six or seven years. (Something I know because my eldest granddaughter was a baby in some and she will be turning seven in July.)

Has anyone else noticed that we don’t look at photos as much as we used to? We are inundated with images all the time on social media etc, but it seems like we don’t necessarily take the time to really ponder and enjoy those moments from the past that the pictures represent.

That’s what I was doing on Saturday. Allowing myself to take the time to just enjoy those memories. I must admit, most of the photos on my phone are of my grandchildren (I have five but will be increasing that to seven by the end of 2020!) but there were also some fun blasts from the past that had somehow ended up on my phone as well.

I chose this wonderful shot of my grandson Bjorn looking our over the field at their farm as the cover for this blog post. Even though it is taken in the Peace Region of BC, it reminds me of my growing up years in Saskatchewan. (Not to mention the fact that it is such a great picture!)

I got such enjoyment out of the process that it didn’t matter that I wasn’t doing other things. I think sometimes we get so focused on being productive, or staying in the present, that we forget to be grateful for the past. Take some time today to reminisce. It will do your heart good!

More pictures from my trip down memory lane:

My own four kids – 1995?

1980-ish with my husband’s parents. We were babies!

Krauss family band – my husband’s father with the accordion.

Football fever at the old stadium.


3 daughters + 5 grandkids = fun!




  1. Lynn says:

    Snapshots of moments are precious treasures everlasting, aren’t they?. I still like to print photos but then they get stored in photo boxes!

    1. tracykrauss says:

      Having real hardcopies lends itself to reminiscing, I find… There’s nothing like looking through the old photo albums.

  2. Addy says:

    I can sit in front of my computer and go through my albums. They go back about 15 years.

    1. tracykrauss says:

      My husband takes a lot of pictures and I don’t have the stamina to go through them all! Most of what I have on my phone are from my kids.

  3. Jane Park says:

    Oh Tracy! Such wonderful, precious’s pictures. So meaningful. Well,done.

    1. tracykrauss says:

      It started when i decided I should have some of them on my computer desktop as a screensaver rather than some generic mountain scene… It morphed from there!

  4. John & Judy Heaps says:

    I hope you have some Crystal Lake photos to share, the good old days.

    1. tracykrauss says:

      Most Crystal Lake photos are ‘real’ and not digitized or on my phone, but I have them in boxes. The one of the kids was from Crystal lake and was from George and Audrey – George had just come back from Africa and brought each of the kids an elephant. 🙂

  5. Kathleen Friesen says:

    Love your photos, Tracy! The one of your grandson in the field is precious, as are the memories stored in these photos. I enjoy looking at my “old” photos, too. Some bring smiles, some bring tears, but each one holds a special memory.

    1. tracykrauss says:

      I feel as if I look at photos more now than I used to – now that I store most on my phone. Then I have the old albums. But there is about a 10 – 12 year period when things went digital but where they are only stored on discs or on the computer… It’s like the 2000s is a lost decade!

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