Thursday, 22 April 2010

Sepia Saturday Week 20

It has been one of those weeks and all my blogging efforts seem to be running late. But here, at last, is the call for Week 20 of Sepia Saturday which will take place on Saturday 24th April 2010.  My picture this week is taken from the wonderful post in the Roots of Home blog last week. We are used to Sepia Saturday being used as a vehicle to trace the history of people : great aunts, favourite uncles and far distant grandparents. But writer and photographer "Sun Dance Hill" turned the Sepia Saturday spotlight on a building : the wonderful house in Southfield, Massachusetts which used to be her family home. The post proves that timber, bricks and mortar can encompass life just as successfully as skin and bone. To participate in Sepia Saturday 20 you can write about people or buildings, places or memories : just sign up and start remembering.



15 comments:

mouse (aka kimy) said...

am off for a wander so i will be missing contributing to sepia saturday the next couple weeks. but have netbook, will time travel (providing there is wireless access) - so i look forward to reading all the other players posts!

Poetikat said...

Time to start fishing in my photo box. I have no idea what I'm doing for this week.

tony said...

an Early Post for me as I,m driving someone to Liverpool Airport at 3am Saturday morning!

Crystal Mary said...

These old houses were almost alive. They are full of personality and character.. This one is beautiful, depicting serenity, grace and warmth.

John Hayes said...

I'll be there!

Poetikat said...

Been working on this all day! I hope you guys enjoy it. Tomorrow we're heading out to the Farmer's Market in the morning, so I won't be able to visit until later in the day or possibly Sunday or Monday. Rest assured, I'll get to everyone eventually! (It's getting tougher to accomplish now with this nice weather calling us outside and away from the computer screen.

Nana Jo said...

What a lovely old house! I so enjoyed reading that post.

I have a dearth of old photos right now as all mine are packed ready for our move in three weeks. I hope the one I found tucked inside an old school report will suffice. It sure has brought back a lot of memories!

Megan said...

Wow so cool I was on a strange computer and I googled "Sepia Saturday" and here is where I wound up. :)

Vicki Lane said...

My grandmother's Brides's Book is up!

Meri said...

How apropos that you've featured a beautiful mansion and I'm talking about cook wagons. No my usual family history pic, but there is a family history story.

Gaia said...

Hey this is a wonderful blog. I simply love these pics of old. It may be sepia, but not sure why they all seem to come alive and speaking to you.

SUN DANCE HILL said...

Hi Alan, could you delete my links at number 27 & 28 please? I had to change my blog name, adding "My" in front of "Roots of Home" and didn't quite get the link quirks figured out. I actually had a published author email me and tell me I was infringing on his copyrights because my blog was named "Roots of Home", and that is part of the title of his book!

Alan Burnett said...

Sun Dance : Deleted as requested. As far as the published author is concerned, what a cheek. Thank goodness William Morris is no longer around or I might have similar problems with News From Nowhere.

neetzy said...

If the house could speak it would have so many stories to tell. Thank you for sharing this. I have a limited amount of photos to share, but I enjoy this Sepia Saturday immensely. Thank you Alan!

Jingle said...

talented tale!