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.
Glad to say it's not raining here, but I have stayed on theme nevertheless.
No rain here either, but would welcome it in Phoenix! Off topic again, but Im just glad to have done a few new blogs period.
A rainy day post on a rainy day.
So sunny in England that people are sure to be complaining in a couple of days. Walked 30 km north from Derby on a 4 day pilgrimage walk to Padley in north Derbyshire in memory of priests hung drawn and quartered by Elisabeth 1 in her persecution of Roman Catholics. Another 30 km tomorrow. Story at:
I've managed to catch the rain too.
Boys, a poodle, and a sun-brella.
An umbrella in the rain allows me to present another history detective story that fits the theme very well. Very damp in the photo (and here in NC too!)
Rainy day memories written on what must be one of the hottest days I can remember for a very long time.
Paper parasols for me - in two shades of blue!
I've posted about cow weather forecasting. I know it's a stretch to a rainy day and an umbrella.:)
I found some boys who look as though they would like to play in the rain.
We have had some big storms this summer, but today is sunny and hot.
Hot hot hot here - wishing for rain.
As so often happens with me and your memes...I tag along on a wild tangent, not at all historical. But thanks for letting me come along for the wet ride this week. I bet some other folks will feel the same way!
'Raindrops keep falling on my head...' kept playing in my head this week.
Not feeling under the weather this week, even if it's my topic, not the feeling, the weather!!!
Think rain dance.
Will a little bit of water count as hitting the theme?
Rain during a heat wave?
A raincoat will have to do.
Off-topic and late from me...
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