Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Sepia Saturday 159 : 12 January 2013


We may be in the middle of winter here in the Northern hemisphere, but Sepia Saturday is a global phenomenon. So, if you come from the Southern hemisphere, it is time to get those bathing costumes out and take to the seaside sands. And if, like me, you come from the frozen north you can get a little vicarious sun by hunting out all those all photographs of seaside beaches and bathing suits. You can, as always, search for any other theme within the prompt photograph, and if you can't find a suitable one, you can always just invent one. Just post your posts on or around Saturday 12th January 2013 and link to the list below. The prompt image, by the way, is from my own collection, and that is my Auntie Miriam enjoying the seaside sands.

As usual, here is a sneak preview of the next two Sepia Saturday prompts;



160 19 January : There are all sorts of potential themes here : pictures without a subject, left and right, old trucks.



161 26 January : Old store fronts, oysters, fruit and veg, barrels, odd machines on curved legs - take your pick.

All that is for the future. For the moment just sit back and soak up the sun and try to keep the sand from getting in your sandwiches.


46 comments:

Dakota Boo said...

I'm recycling an old post this week as I have nothing else which really fits the theme. I do think these Edwardian swimming costumes are worth a 2nd look though.

irisheyes jennifer said...

Happy to get 'into the swim of things' with Sepia Saturday #159 and family photos of old.

Cheers,
Jennifer

ScotSue said...

Dear Alan, I am delighted to say your blog has given me so much pleasure over the year, I have nominated you for blog of the Year Award 2012. See my posting http://scotsue-familyhistoryfun.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/was-over-moon-to-hear-from-catherine-at.html. Happy blogging in 2013.

Dee said...

So glad I was able to post a 1920s photo of my grandmother in the bathing suit she made herself.

Dee

The Pink Geranium or Jan's Place said...

Well no swimming gear on my mom in the shot I used, but it does include water and spring! Oh and a fishing rod!

Jan @ Jans Place

Boobook said...

Some of the family took to the water in the 1920s.

Lovely's Blot said...

My grandmother at the beach..porbably around 1910

caijsa said...

I have to post this already on Wednesday because on Saturday I'll be on the beach :)

Brett Payne said...

Off to the seaside for me too - Mussolini's Mediterranean in 1929.

Postcardy said...

I'm contrasting the sunny south to the frozen North.

Jackie van Bergen said...

My first Sepia Saturday and it won't be my last - thanks for a great blogging prompt - and so appropriate for our current heatwave.

Bob Scotney said...

Get some sand between your toes on my beaches.

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

I was at the vet this week and acquired a viciously itchy flea bite which I was scratching when I first looked at the prompt. Mosquitoes at the beach was the first thing I thought about.

Peter said...

Grandpa's bathing suit must have been quite a treat!

B. Rogers, Alchemy of Clay said...

OK, boardwalk barb here, with my mom, myself and sister, and even my grandmom in bathing attire, and in the water!

Rosie said...

Hi, I have been having difficulty loading up pictures onto my post, so I switched from Internet Explorer to Firefox. It worked with that, so may stick with that browser. Looking forward to peeking in to all your fine posts.

Wendy said...

Beach and river, love and loss

ScotSue said...

Lovely to think of sea, sand and sun amidst a dreicht grey winter, so here are some happy scenes from the 1920s, 30s and 50s.

Little Nell said...

I'm so happy to be back with my Sepia Saturday friends after quite a gap. Geat prompt Alan and an easy one to respond to.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi, this week I am once again featuring the young ladies of Mayfair Lane (my Mom and my aunties) and this time they are going on road trips with my grandparents. Hope that you will enjoy this set of pictures. I can't wait to see yours!

Kathy M.

Titania said...

Itsy bitsy...its hot, come for a swim...

Howard said...

Off-topic as usual from me this week, another old pub postcard

Tattered and Lost said...

On the beach wearing a silly hat.

Prenter said...

I would prefer a beach walk, especially if it’s a bit windy.

tony said...

Phew! Just Back from the pub! A rushed job I guess!

Mike Brubaker said...

My goodness! Did this group get renamed Sepia Wednesday?

Still it's only Friday but I'm in time with something off topic, vaguely anti-theme in terms of geography, but musical of course.

whowerethey said...

Oh excellent, I have this one!

Kristin said...

Mike, I was thinking the same thing! I have a photo of my mother at the beach in a pose resembling that of Alan's aunt Miriam.

Karen S. said...

How did you know I've been longing for the beach? Great theme, Alan.

Kathy said...

Yikes! #31 and it's barely Saturday here - only by 30 minutes! It was the swimsuit that led me to a little guy in a tank suit.

TICKLEBEAR said...

So I've gone silly with the theme.
So, sue me!!
I still think it's fun...
;)~
HUGZ

Alan Burnett said...

It certainly is busy here today. Mine is up, but it is going to take time to get around everyone. But it is always a pleasurable task, part of my weekend ritual.

Doug Peabody said...

Having fun at the beach everyone? Mine is up! Have a nice weekend!

Renate said...

Happy to have posted my first "Sepia Saturday"!

REnate

Jana Last said...

I'm back! Had a lovely time with family during the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Hope you all did too.

Wibbo said...

The Edwardians are in France this week!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

What a lot of people this week! I'm showing beaches in Kent.

Kat Mortensen said...

Back to the true sepia stuff - well black and white at least.

Kat

Teresa Wilson Rogers said...

I'm recycling this week too, can't wait to see what everyone else posted!

Emma Major said...

there were so many different takes I could have taken for this but I went the true route based on similar photos from my past.

Teresa Wilson Rogers said...

Another post from me - lots of posts this week!

Brett Payne said...

The thought of sun, sand and summer has brought everyone out to play - is this a record number of contributers, Alan?

Sherri said...

A day late for my post, but I'm glad to be contributing once again. I love your ideas!

Sherri said...

Oops, I attached my link twice. So sorry!

anyjazz said...

I'm late!

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