Monday, 11 February 2013

Sepia Saturday 164 : 16 February 2013


It is our closest Sepia Saturday to St Valentine's Day, so what better prompt picture for Sepia Saturday 164 (post your posts on or around Saturday 16th February 2013) than a picture of ...... a tortoise. You might think it is strange the way the human mind works, but when I was young I was very fond of tortoises and turtles. So it turns out was Captain D Michelson of the Australian 2/2nd Battalion, for here we have a picture of him with the regimental mascot - Tim the turtle. The photograph dates back to March 1940 and forms part of the Australian War Memorial Collection on Flickr Commons. If you are looking for a theme for SS164 there are tortoises (or turtles), pipes, watches and all sorts of other things in this picture. You might also want to go with a wartime theme or a pet theme : or with whatever theme you want. Just post your old picture, say a little about it, and link the post to the list below.

But before you race off to put your post for SS164 together, you may want to have a sneak preview of the next two theme prompts.


165 23 February 2013 : The photograph is called Group Portrait Of An Unknown Family. We all have some unknowns in our collections and this is their special week.


166 : 2 March 2013 : A photograph of a worker making paper boxes. You might want to go with workers, machines, paper or boxes ... or with whatever you can find in the picture.

Before I finish, can I take this opportunity of recommending a visit to our Sepia Saturday Facebook Group with its two new Joint Administrators - Ticklebear and Marilyn. Now back to this week. Make haste, don't be late, post your post for Sepia Saturday 164.




34 comments:

Little Nell said...

For those who don't yet know me, I am Marilyn aka Little Nell who is looking after our Facebook Group with Ticklebear until Kat returns.

Nigel Aspdin (Derby, UK) said...

Here's my slow post.

Nigel

Postcardy said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Boobook said...

This week I'm in 'Crocodile Dundee' country.

Boobook said...

Oops, trying again with the link in the list. I don't think the first one will work. (Maybe the admins can remove it. Sorry)

Peter said...

Now watch this!
And Happy Valentine's Day. Hope you all receive bunches of red roses!

Alan Burnett said...

Your wish is my command Lorraine.

tony said...

I'm in! (my Dad was born on Valentines Day!)

TransDutch said...

Watches and Sundials and Clocks - oh my!

Mike Brubaker said...

Mustaches and Pipes (sort of) for me this weekend. Always musical of course.

Brett Payne said...

Using the military theme, well sort of.

Dakota Boo said...

I'm brief this week, but I'm here and I'm early (ish).

Sherri Hessick said...

Happy Valentine's Day! I got pipes, mustaches, military, and watches, but sadly no turtles.

Tattered and Lost said...

No turtles were harmed during the creation of this post.

Lovely's Blot said...

My grandfather again but this time in a different light

Bob Scotney said...

I have entered twice but my first link failed.
Hope I haven't broken any shells (eggs or other types)

Alan Burnett said...

Bad link deleted Bob.

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Had to go with pets and animals theme, but one of my pics is pretty old anyway! Welcome!
Barb

Little Nell said...

I've come out of my shell a bit here, and there's a bone to pick too.

Alex Daw said...

Hi everyone - I was going to do something else but then I ended up doing this...I hope you enjoy/learn something new..I certainly did xxx
Alex

Wendy said...

I'm slow as a turtle with my post for this week.

Emma Major said...

a little poetic conversation from me this week

Howard said...

Hello folks, haven't posted for a while. Way off topic as usual.

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

I know I have photos of pipe smoking relatives but as usual couldn't find them. This week I found all the snow pictures! I was forced to look for something else and stuck my neck out a bit to get there.

Doug Peabody said...

Well I've got a tortoise, does that count?

Titania said...

Would you like to know what a "Lindauerli" is? It was very popular with men and some women.

Alan Burnett said...

I'm in with a pair of Beanlands.

Jackie van Bergen said...

I've been sick for a couple of weeks but after reading all the great and varied posts this week, I just had to join in!

Kristin said...

The sad story of Pete and PJ, my turtles. I guess I will have to start posting on tuesday to avoid being last in line.

ScotSue said...

I was as slow as the proverbial tortoise this week. Then inspiration struck - my father grew up in Broseley, near Ironbridge, Shropshire, so take a look at the story of Broseley Clay Pipes.

Karen S. said...

Alan you never knew this theme would give me a real treasure! Can't spill the beans yet, but my post begins with turtles but ends in mystery! Ohhh! Also, to follow Marilyn's introductions, for our new Sepia friends, I am Karen S. of 21 Wits, 0r Twincitiesblather! aka Karen Sather! Welcome!

Wibbo said...

A watch-wearing young lady this week :o)

Mike Burnett said...

I'm 40 and it is still Saturday

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

A military style peaked hat was prompt the for my post this week. Late as always, sorry.