They give you snapshots of your life. Things you have enjoyed (or occasionally have not enjoyed). Places you have been. Things you have seen. People you love.
They are precious for bringing back memories that may have been supressed for years...
I had totally forgotten about that guitar but I remember loving it after finding this picture.
They are precious for sharing stories, even if the picture isn't quite what you want.
They are precious for the images of those that have passed so that you remember them and can share their stories with generations that will never meet them.
But, photographs are not my precious this month.
Because I have found something altogether more fun, heartwarming and memory inducing.
I finally rescued the family videos that have been in my parents storage container for the last few years.
I can't wait to have a proper look at them and get them onto DVD so everyone can see them.
So far, my most favourite precious to date.
Storytelling Sunday is a meme created by the lovely Sian. If you want to join in or just want to read some wonderful stories, hop over and have a look.