Thursday 28 January 2021

Sepia Saturday 555 : 30 January 2021

I don't know about where you live, but where I live there has been a lot of water falling over recent days. Although this isn't very pleasant, at least it is suitable because our Sepia Saturday theme image this week is celebrating the letter W and is a waterfall. Of course, you can ignore the waterfall, you can even ignore the water, and you can go with wafers, waists or wickets. You can go with whatever w you want. Just give us an old photograph and a few new thoughts, post your post on or around Saturday 30th January 2021, and add a link to the list below. Wonderful. And whilst we worry about what to do, why not see what is around the corner, wonce we have walked away from all these w's.

Wednesday 20 January 2021

Sepia Saturday 554 : Saturday 23 January 2021


Our Sepia Saturday trawl through the alphabet is nearing its end, so to take us into the last four or so letters we have a little music, played rather suitably, on the violin. You don't need to play the violin, of course, the way Sepia Saturday themes work is that you can play the vacuum cleaner, the vaudeville stage, or even the vegetable stew if you so wish. All you need to do is to stay within the rules of Sepia Saturday, and, as we lost the rule book in Week 2 back in 2009, you can interpret that as you will. Just post your post on or around Saturday 23 January 2021 and add a link to the list below.

Waterfalls and X rays are just around the corner, variety (there's another v for you) is not only the spice of life but the life-blood of Sepia Saturday.

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Sepia Saturday 553 : 16 January 2021


"If I had a sepia umbrella / with the memories on the inside / and the COVID on the outside / if I had a sepia umbrella / what a wonderful world it would be"

Only those Sepians of a certain age will remember Diana Decker's 1954 hit song, and to those, I apologise for my 2021 re-writing of the lyrics. Whatever lyrics you prefer, the song is an introduction to this week's Sepia Saturday theme image which features an umbrella repair man from the 1930s. Normally we would turn to an umbrella when it starts to rain, but here on Sepia Saturday, we turn to an umbrella when our journey through the sepia alphabet gets to the letter U. As always, all we need for Sepia Saturday is You, so you can follow any number of themes (umbrellas, repairs, bridges, caps ...) or no theme at all. Just post a post on or around Saturday 16th January 2021 and include a link in the list below.

And if you are anxious to know what follows U, I can exclusively reveal here for the first time, it is V, W , X Y and Z. Here are the next couple of letters:

Thursday 7 January 2021

Sepia Saturday 552 : Saturday 9th January 2021


A Happy New Year to Sepians everywhere. First of all let me thank you for supporting Sepia Saturday for the last eleven years, and for your thoughts and suggestions about the future of Sepia Saturday. Clearly members want Sepia Saturday to continue as a Blog-based platform for sharing old photographs, and so it will. I will continue working my way through the Sepia alphabet - which should take us to the beginning of March - and I would welcome suggestions for our weekly calls after that. We can continue with optional themes, drop themes altogether or adopt some other approach - let me know what you think.

To take us into 2021 we have the letter T. You can interpret this as you like, for our theme image I have chosen a Birmingham tram from the 1920s. All you have to do is to feature an old photo in a blog post, post the post on or around Saturday 9th January 2021, and add a link to the list below.

And here are some more sepia letters for the coming few weeks:-