Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Sepia Saturday 308 : 5 December 2015


Sometimes, in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of daily life, you can feel alone. Your body might be walking down the supermarket aisle searching for your Christmas brussel sprouts, but your mind is miles away, walking along the beach of some desert island. Your hands might be writing anodyne words in endless plastic Christmas cards, but your imagination is exploring the very special world of old images. Be they old postcards, old family photographs or old book illustrations, it doesn't really matter: they all have a special attraction to us sepians. And as we sort out our images and write our words, we suddenly discover the footprints of other lovers of old images - footprints in the sepia sands of time.

Which is merely a single malt-whisky induced convoluted way of introducing our theme image for Sepia Saturday 308 (post your posts on or around Saturday 5th December 2015). Make of it what you will fellow sepians, let your imagination travel as far as that of Daniel Defoe when he wrote Robinson Crusoe - from which this illustration is taken (via the Flickr Commons stream of The British Library).

But before you start following the footprints in the sand, spare a thought for what awaits you next week. And don't forget you can see the rest of the 2015 theme images HERE, and the theme images for the first quarter of 2016 HERE.


But now it is time to sift through the sands of time and see what you can come up with for Sepia Saturday 308



14 comments:

La Nightingail said...

Five thousand years ago on the Bay of Skaill in the Orkney Islands dwelt hunters and farmers in a place called Skara Brae.

Jo Featherston said...

Nothing profound or particularly historic from me, just a collage of beach goers.

boundforoz said...

My little adventurer

Wendy said...

Women in fur

Alan Burnett said...

Auntie Miriam pays Sepia Saturday a visit along with the lusty cloth dressers of Halifax

Barbara Rogers said...

Not too distant past, but a glimpse at my son's and a grandson's footsteps in the sand.

Kristin said...

Granddaughter's footprints on Tybee Island, GA.

Mike Brubaker said...

This was a perfect theme to match a photo story I've been wanting to tell for some time. Something a bit different.

Anne Young said...

Bit of a stretch to link my post to the theme this week but apparently Robinson Crusoe did build some canoes ...

Tattered and Lost said...

Any minute now this fella could be lost at sea.

Bob Scotney said...

Shows I have been missing for a while as I forgot to leave a comment. Its been hard in recent weeks (months) to find something appropriate for the theme.

kathy said...

My rescue dog Daisy is a hunting dog but doesn't like the beach.

ScotSue said...

It is a most miserable day here in Scotland with continuous rain, high winds, and flood warnings as Storm Desmond reaches its peak - the fourth already this winter. So the thought of summer, sun and sandy beaches is rather appealing and took me back to happy holiday memories - but no sign of Robinson Crusoe!

Little Nell said...

Not linking to the image at all - because you don’t have to take part :) I chose a date from good old Great Aunt Maud’s famous autograph album instead.