Sunday, 15 April 2012

Sepia Saturday 122 : 21 April 2012


First of all, thanks to everyone for their feedback to the questions I posed last week about themes. There was a considerable degree of agreement between all those who responded, and this can perhaps be summed up as follows:-
- Most people preferred the idea of an interpretive theme rather than a definitive one (i.e. a picture rather than a word). This was the way we did things until fairly recently and I am going to return to this approach.
- Everyone supported the idea of being able to go off theme at any time - Sepia Saturday will always be a place to post old pictures rather than a "Theme Sunday"
- Most people seem to prefer the ability to see what the weekly image will be a few weeks in advance so that they have plenty of time to plan their interpretations.


So our theme for Sepia Saturday 122 - post your posts on or around Saturday 21st April 2012 - is ..... well, it is whatever way you care to interpret the above archive image. The photograph is entitled  "Students at Drouin State School, Victoria Tend The School's Garden" and comes from the National Library of Australia stream on Flickr Commons. It was taken by Jim Fitzpatrick at some point during World War II and, in a wonderful insight into the times, the description notes that boys dig and grow vegetables whilst girls tend the flowers! You can go whichever way you want with interpreting this theme. Be your usual creative selves and cultivate a fine crop of posts.

And for those who like to plan ahead, here are the next two "theme images" - for Sepia Saturday 123 and 124. If you would like to examine them in more detail you can click to enlarge.


If you are taking part in Sepia Saturday 122 simply add a link to your post by using the Linky List below.


25 comments:

Karen S. said...

Oh my, not sure how I missed your question, but I also agree with the old way, and your interpretive theme! I don't necessarily need advance, I like the on the spot and first reaction, rather than giving too much long thought! Run with the mind's first eye right! I do like these photos, such hard working children they are! The what appears to be May Day celebration is awesome too with adults! You will still be posting the next week's theme on Tuesday as always right? Just so we can all stay on track? Or do I really mean so I can stay focused right! Enjoy your week Alan!

Alan Burnett said...

Hi Karen,
I will continue to post weekly calls on the Sepia Saturday Blog - this is the call for SS122 and is a bit early this week as I am away from home for a few days. The calls will normally be posted on either Monday or Tuesday and when the call for SS123 comes around (about April 23rd) the Maypole picture will have migrated to the head of the post and a new one will join the queue at the end (SS125). Thus there will always be three weeks' notice for those who want it. For those who like surprises - just close your eyes!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hello Friends!

My post this week is long, interesting (at least I think so), and I hope accurate. It has to do with some info I found in The Letsom Letters regarding sending a man to the Poor Farm who eventually ended up in the insane asylum.

Can't wait to read your stories and see your pictures,

Kathy M.

Bob Scotney said...

I need to look at gardening photos as it's far to wet to attempt any gardening here.

Linda said...

I'm early this time, with some poetry in the garden.

Wendy said...

Not much of a story but I have one hot babe in a garden.

Karen S. said...

Thanks Alan, this is very cool! I am one who likes surprises! ha ha! Most of the time. I have a fun little story for this week that I just posted! I hope you are enjoying yourself where ever you and the great wifey have gone to!

Kristin said...

1953 in Poppy's garden - my sister, my cousins and me.

Christine H. said...

Can't wait to see what others have posted.

Postcardy said...

It really made a difference to me when you posted the garden picture. I was originally planning to do a post on a garden that was a tourist attraction, but I switched topics when I saw the picture. I am still planning something prompted by the word "small" that I never would have thought of based on the small train picture.

whowerethey said...

I thought I posted my comment earlier but things haven't been going right for me all morning. This work thing is really a drag! :-)

I've got a variety of gardens.

C. Foxy said...

Flower gardens here are just beginning to blosson this time of year.

Howard said...

A famous seed factory from me this week

Leslie Ann said...

I know it's been awhile,but I'm back.....

TICKLEBEAR said...

A big post this week,
(is anyone surprised here, really?),
with plenty of pics, a couple of links for good reading, a man's destiny, some pics from my blind father, and some links to my own pics, all in the same location.
I think Bob will be satiated here with plenty to see!!
:)~
HUGZ

BTW:
Already working
on those next two posts!!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Crazy as a Cool Fox ... I can't figure out how to comment on your site now that you have changed to Google Plus, but I really enjoy your posts!

Kathy M.

Tattered and Lost said...

I'm guessing I've taken the theme in a direction not favored by most.

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Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

A form of gardening (all right, farming) that has all but disappeared is the basis of my post today.

viridian said...

Hello! Checking in on a Saturday morning in the USA.

Wibbo said...

On theme, but only very slightly!

Linda@VS said...

My grandmother grew beautiful flowers, but it's my grandfather's vegetable garden that stars in my post this week. I can still taste the hot, buttered corn on the cob (roasting ears, we called them) and plump, juicy tomatoes.

www.dakotaboo.com said...

I'm a bit late this week because I have actually been doing some gardening, admittedly in between the rain and hail showers.

Teresa Wilson Rogers said...

Late again, but here is my garden theme.

Nezzy said...

Well here I am always a day late and a dollar short but I drop in just to look at your wonderful vintage pictures!

God bless ya man and have a super great week!!! :o)