Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday

I'm posting at Sepia Saturday today.

The suggested theme is:


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.

I looked through all our photos from Ireland and London from the 1940s to the 1980s and didn't find one photo with any rain in it, or ducks, or pigeons!!
I tracked this one down in 1968 when we went to New York City in the spring and I remember that it rained most of the time. It was in colour but it looks much better in black and white.

Outside Rockefeller Center, I am on the left, Mom in the middle and my sister on the right!

8 comments:

  1. What? No rain in London? Was it Opposite Day? Apparently London was not living up to its reputation, but lucky you! (PS -- how could you and your sister BOTH be on the left?)

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  2. The ground looks pretty wet to me.

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  3. You two girls don't look too happy with the rain.

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  4. We have all had problems finding rainy photos this week, but you have come up with a wonderfully atmospheric shot.

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  5. Looks like a chilly wet day. And you were hoping for sun, by the looks of your sunglasses. Hope you had a good time!

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  6. Nice shiny pavements - I could smell that rain!

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  7. Tre tre chic. Right out of Seventeen magazine.

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  8. I've been going to London for over 50 years and it never rained at all when I've been there.

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