Friday, February 7, 2014

A Snippet Of Time

On last week's Random 5 Friday, I posted that I was going to de-clutter my hard drive, starting with my thousands of photos. Among those thousands, I found this one!
 
It's not a particularly good photo technically, but the feeling it evokes in my heart, outweighs the merits of technique.
 
Beep, our granddaughter with a chocolate mint ice cream cone in October 2013.
 
 
We had spent the day at the beach, (it was an unusually warm October), and on the way home, we made the traditional stop for a "cone" at the local ice cream place, that has been there for over 60 years.
 

1. Sifting through my hard drive, is like finding that old shoe box full of photographs, that has been tucked away in the back of the closet. Captured snippets of the good times, waiting for rediscovery, to be enjoyed all over again.

2. Those images, moments frozen in time, are also a reminder of just how fast life flows.

3. It's hard to believe that "Miss Beep" is 9 years old already! It seems that not so many years ago, it was my daughter running back to the car with her ice cream cone (cookie dough), at this very same spot. And many, many years eons before that, I was the little girl with the ice cream, (orange pineapple).

 
4. Life has come full circle.  
 
5. And, grandchildren complete life's circle of love.
 
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60 comments:

Ewa said...

Time does go too fast. I'm so thankful I have spent time taking pics, which then allow to re-live the precious moments that have happenend!

raf said...

Beautiful post! Your circle is full with love. All the best!

Viv@within the Frame said...

Yes indeed you have to savour every moment ... visiting from Random Friday

Nancy J said...

Grandchildren are such a wonderful part of our lives, and when you are first told that a baby is on its way, what joy, and now with the digital age, so many memories easily stored forever. That photo is surely a keeper. Cheers from Jean

Andy said...

Photos are real treasures.

debra @ HOMESPUN said...

Great picture of her! Yes having grands is wonderful! :)

Pieni Lintu said...

Delicious ice cream!

Carmel said...

Lovely image. Nice to look back on.

EG CameraGirl said...

This photo is a keeper, Karen! So you, your daughter and granddaughter are three generations of ice-cream cone lovers. ;)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I love your random thoughts on finding images going through your photo archives/folders.

And that photo of your granddaughter is super.

Buttons said...

Oh Beep is truly very photogenic and the memories you are capturing are wonderful I should clean my harddrive out as a matter of fact I should clean a lot of things today:) Hug B

Nancy said...

I like going thru past photos -- I often forget what's I've shot.

Thanks for joining in R5F this week.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Oh gosh it sure does. Cute pic of Beep! My grands change so much in just a year...life is just flying by too fast.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

fun times. enjoy them. ( :

Sarah Huizenga said...

It is fun to go back through old photos every now and then. I am trying to clean up stuff from last year as well. Slow but steady wins the race.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a great photo and the wonderful memories attached to it. The circle of life continues.

pragmaticsoul said...

Oh I love this post, Karen! Your sentiment about life circle is just beautiful!

About cleaning the photos, my external hard drive of 500 MG is screaming in red for me to do some cleaning :)

Snap said...

Beautiful post. I bet we all have fond memories built around ice cream! Magic words. Time does fly.

My Odd Sock said...

Great shot.
Love looking through old pictures, remembering the day and sadly, how fast time goes past.

Robyn said...

Karen,
Sounds like you found some treasures hidden on the old hard drive!

TexWisGirl said...

i can feel the love you have for her in this post. :) lovely...

Gail Dixon said...

"Technically correct" doesn't always make the best picture. I think you captured a moment that resonates with many of us, being a child and enjoying simple pleasures. It's truly wonderful!

Sylvia K said...

You have indeed captured the moment, Karen! And what a fun, delightful moment it was/is still! Thank you for sharing! Hope you have a lovely weekend!! Stay warm!!

Stephanie said...

Great moment to capture.

Jeanne said...

She is so cute! Good luck doing that declutter from your photo collection. I have 40,000 on my computer, and can hardly find even one to delete. lOL. Seems I want to hold each one in my heart.

Muffie said...

Love that photo and your random thoughts!

Dotti said...

I have a little plague on my kitchen cupboard with that very saying, 'Grandchildren complete the circle of life.' They do indeed. It's really hard to delete even the not-so-great photos when they recall an ordinary moment made special by the remembering.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Your photo is such a fun find! It's amazing to look back at old photos and the memories and feeling they can bring to the surface. Enjoy the cleaning!

Sylvia said...

Such a lovely picture of your granddaughter !
Chocolate mint ice cream ... mmm, delicious !
Enjoy the weekend,
Sylvia

Michelle B said...

Such a sweet memory. I think the picture is perfect, you can certainly tell she is enjoying the ice cream and her time with you.

Julie Huston said...

I want ice cream now! Nice photo.

HansHB said...

Great B&W photo, - Nice model and delicious ice cream!

lisa said...

The years so move at warp speed and I shudder to think of how many photos I have on my hard drive! And just since 2008 when I went digital! These treasured photos may not be technically great, but they are priceless all the same.
Visiting from R5F

abrianna said...

I have many photos that are like that-technically not great, but I love the moment that was captured.

Also neat to have three generations in one spot. We won't have that as we seem to move around for jobs quite a bit which is not our choice.

Lisa Gordon said...

She is just adorable, Karen, and what a sweet shot this is. It makes me smile!

Have a great weekend!

Rose said...

That is a wonderful photo! Our grandaugher turns 5 in this weekend...hard to believe. Life is just so fleeting.

Debbie said...

oh i love the image!! it's perfectly perfect!!

Dragonstar said...

Lovely photo of your granddaughter! Grandkids steal our hearts.

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

Timeless. Adorable.

Rambling Woods said...

I hope to have that joy some day....

Kath said...

Beautiful...
Thanks for sharing :-)
Blessings :-)

Cathy H. said...

Beautiful granddaughter! Part of the joy of grandparents is being able to carry on those small wonderful traditions once again!

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I continue to remind myself that taking photos isn't simply about taking perfect photos, it's about creating memories. It is good to hear it from someone else. Love the ice cream photo. She looks so happy.

eileeninmd said...

Love the photo! Your granddaughter Beep, is adorable! Have a happy weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

An absolutely lovely Random 5. I love this. (Just received a lovely e-mail from my grown granddaughter with pictures of the great-grands... the circle keeps expanding!)

I'm cleaning out my photo files too ... without the incentive of cold weather to keep me indoors. The incentive though is necessity -- my computer back up is going to explode if I don't get it done.

Nicki said...

and that is the beauty of pictures - they transport you to a foregone memory in an instant and also serve to remind you to enjoy the moment.

June Caedmon said...

Sweet memories, Karen - thanks for sharing! Except now I want ice cream, LOL!

Sharon said...

What a delightful photo! I know just what you mean -- my granddaughter is 8. How did that happen?! And one of my favorite photos of her is with an ice cream cone. Fun memories!

lina@home tips said...

Lovely and cute photo of your grand daughter.
Good thoughts of you, Karen.
Thanks for dropping by :)

aspiritofsimplicity said...

ice cream is connected with the backbone of so many memories for me. I remember getting ice cream to celebrate occasions when I was a girl and I remember taking my own children to get ice cream.

Margie said...

Beautiful post - looking forward to Grandchildren and hoping I can complete my circle too.

Monica said...

Lovely shot of your granddaughter with the most beautiful eyes!
:)

Phil Slade said...

Lovely thoughts Karen. I think we are at the same stage of ice creams as you with 3 grandchildren of 2, 8 and 8 years.

Carver said...

Fantastic portrait and beautiful memories.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I'll take candid's over posed shots every day, this is great.

It's a lot of fun to go through the archives, I'm overdue!

Donna Hopkins said...

I often go back through old folders of photographs, and I am always surprised by how many wonderful pictures I find. Many of these are pictures I didn't think of as "good," but on second look are so very true and real. Love the photo of your granddaughter in all her joy!

Cindy said...

A lovely picture ofyour grand-daugter, live is so much simplier when we have all the little things we enjoy, great post

Les... said...

"orange pineapple??" YummM!

wonderful post, beautiful grandie, amazing gramma *huggggs*

Prairie Jill said...

What a lovely shot! It works so well in b&w.

Me said...

That was a great afternoon and what a sweet picture of "the kid"