You wait 360 days for the slightest hint that there might actually be a sun up in the sky, that summer might actually be a real season rather than a virtual memory that is stuck in there to separate a wet Spring from a rainy Autumn; you wait all that time and then someone decides on a Sepia Saturday theme that concentrates on rain, umbrellas, and parasols. But I am not to blame, the theme picture wasn't chosen on my watch. I am as innocent as a duck in a thunderstorm. as blameless as a pigeon in a puddle. So for Sepia Saturday 185 - post your wet posts on or around the 13th July 2013 - go in search of something suitable and try not to be a drip about it. The theme image chosen by Marilyn has the splendid title "Ave A + E. 7 st" and is the work of the American photographer James Jowers and comes from the George Eastman House stream on Flickr Commons.
Those of you with a sharp eye - and Sepians have the sharpest eyes in the business - will have noticed a slight amendment to our Blog Header. A few weeks ago I asked Marilyn Brindley (Little Nell) if she would consider becoming the Joint Administrator of Sepia Saturday with me and I am delighted to say that she has consented. I know how much we all enjoy these weekly thematic calls and it makes things so much easier if we have two people sharing the logistics of publishing them each week. Marilyn has been doing such a brilliant job standing in for me whilst I have been away, she is perfect for the role of Joint Administrator. And whilst I am on the subject, I would like to record my thanks to all of you who have made Sepia Saturday such a success : it would be a dull monologue without you.
Before I start filling up and weeping puddles of tears, let me point you in the direction of the next couple of Sepia Calls.
186. This fine figure of a woman is either ‘Boadecea or Mother England’ or possibly Britannia. You can choose; or go with armour, helmets, shields, fancy dress, pantomime, theatricals, warlike women or big sticks.
187 : This theme originated from an idea by Wendy, Kathy, Martha, Marilyn and others on the Sepia Saturday Facebook Page. Bibles, books, and all manner of old family keepsakes could fit in with this theme.
That is enough for now. Rain has stopped play. So get some shelter, post your posts for SS 185 and then add a link to the list below.