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.
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.
Here's my slow post.
Happy Valentine's Day!
This week I'm in 'Crocodile Dundee' country.
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)
Now watch this!
And Happy Valentine's Day. Hope you all receive bunches of red roses!
Your wish is my command Lorraine.
I'm in! (my Dad was born on Valentines Day!)
Watches and Sundials and Clocks - oh my!
Mustaches and Pipes (sort of) for me this weekend. Always musical of course.
Using the military theme, well sort of.
I'm brief this week, but I'm here and I'm early (ish).
Happy Valentine's Day! I got pipes, mustaches, military, and watches, but sadly no turtles.
No turtles were harmed during the creation of this post.
My grandfather again but this time in a different light
I have entered twice but my first link failed.
Hope I haven't broken any shells (eggs or other types)
Bad link deleted Bob.
Had to go with pets and animals theme, but one of my pics is pretty old anyway! Welcome!
I've come out of my shell a bit here, and there's a bone to pick too.
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
I'm slow as a turtle with my post for this week.
a little poetic conversation from me this week
Hello folks, haven't posted for a while. Way off topic as usual.
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.
Well I've got a tortoise, does that count?
Would you like to know what a "Lindauerli" is? It was very popular with men and some women.
I'm in with a pair of Beanlands.
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!
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.
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.
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!
A watch-wearing young lady this week :o)
I'm 40 and it is still Saturday
A military style peaked hat was prompt the for my post this week. Late as always, sorry.
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