Thursday, 29 October 2020

Sepia Saturday 544 : Saturday 31 October 2020

We have reached L in our Sepia Alphabet Ride. Amongst other things, L is for lighthouse, so if you have any old photographs of lighthouses in your collection, now is the time to shine a light on them. If you can't see the light, you could always try leather, lamp-posts, locomotives, long faces, lungfish or labradors. Or you can always ignore these silly prompts, an post any old photo to Sepia Saturday. Just post your posts on or around Saturday 31 October 2020 and add a link to the list below.

And what comes after L - well M and N, of course. See what the future of the alphabet holds for Sepians.


Monday, 19 October 2020

Sepia Saturday 543 : 24 October 2020


In our sepia tour through the alphabet, we have reached letter K, and K is for kiss. So look though your old photographs and search for the kisses, the embraces, the snogs, and the smouldering passion. If you can't find any, there is always kettles, kangaroos, knitting and kettledrums. Or this being Sepia Saturday which is famous for its lack of rules, you can post any old photograph you want. Just feature it in a post, post your post on or around Saturday 24th October 2020, and add a link to the list below.

Whilst you are catching your breath between passionate pecks, you might want to look at what is in store in Sepia Saturday, and guess what - K is followed by L and M!

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Sepia Saturday 542 : 17 October 2020


Here at Sepia Saturday we are all jumping for joy, because we have got around to the letter J in our alphabetical theme journey.  So search through your photographic archives for something (anything) that fits (or seems to fit) the theme (or, because we don't like rules, any theme). Once you have an old photograph, post it on your blog on or around Saturday 17th October 2020 and add a link to the list below.

Whilst you are thinking about what to post this week, you might want to look at what is just around the jolly corner:-

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Sepia Saturday 541 : Saturday 10 October 2020

One of the few things that has got me through the difficult last seven or eight months, it has to be confessed, is ice-cream. In a world where meeting friends, going out for a meal and a drink, visiting a theatre or concert hall, have all become distant memories, you can never under-estimate the positive effect of an ice-cream cornet. This week our Sepia Saturday theme image celebrates ice-cream, so get ready to search out those old images which will melt your hearts. If you have no ice-cream flavoured images, you could go with any subject starting with this week's letter which is I. Or you can abandon themes all together, and just share any old image you care to share. Just post your post on or around Saturday 10 October 2020, and add a link to the list below.

Whilst you are forming a socially distanced queue by the ice-cream van, take a look at what awaits you over the next couple of weeks.

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Sepia Saturday 540 : 3 October 2020


I know it might seem a little late for a holiday (to those readers in the Southern Hemisphere please read as "I know this might seem a little early for a holiday"), but ... it's a strange world we live in now and you have to take your opportunities where you can. The seasons turn remorselessly, but so does our trip through the alphabetical Sepia Saturday theme images and we have worked our way around for H is for Holiday. Just in case you are fed up with sun-hats, beach-balls, and sand between your toes, please feel free to pick your own H for a theme this week. You might have an old photo of a horse, a house or a hula hoop - whatever it is just include it in a post, and post your post on or around Saturday 3 October 2020, and add a link to the list below.

And while we are sat here in the sun, thinking about as little as possible, lets take a look at what comes next on Sepia Saturday:-

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Sepia Saturday 539 : Saturday 26 September 2020

As you may have worked out, I am doing the alphabet thing again (after putter theme images together for ten years, you need some artificial stimulus!). So last week was F (for fire) and this week is G for groups. The group in question is a photograph with a caption on the reverse which reads "Sidney and the Gand, Christmas 1954, British Army on the Rhine". The Sidney in question is the happy smiling chap in the centre of this particular group, and is also my wife's cousin. It's a typical throw-away group photo, but it is full of life and drama and history. The pints of beer, the couple kissing, the looks on the faces of the young men a long way away from home, it's a classic of its type.

Sepia Saturday 539 (post your posts on or around Saturday 26 September 2020) gives you an opportunity to feature your group classics. Simply post your posts and add a link to the list below. And whilst I have you all here, grouped together, let me show you what H and I will bring:-

Monday, 14 September 2020

Sepia Saturday 538 : 19 September 2020


You know what it's like when I fire burns out of control: you start with a billycan gently boiling the water for your tea, your attention is distracted, and the next thing you know half of New South Wales is on fire! It's the same with Sepia Saturday. To start with, you have your theme image gently boiling away, ready to be shared with the waiting world, then you are called upon to keep an eye on your two year old grandson, and the next thing you know you are scrubbing carpets and trying to get strawberry jam out of your hair. This is by way of me apologising for letting things get a little behind with Sepia Saturday 537. Now, I am a reformed character, putting the prompt image up on a Monday so that whatever happens people can submit their Sepia Saturday posts in plenty of time for Sepia Saturday 538 (post your posts on or around Saturday 19th September 2020)

And if you want a little distraction while you are waiting for the fire to take hold, take a look at what is to come over the next week or two.