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.