Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sepia Saturday - The Garden

This week the Sepia Saturday suggestion is a photograph of a couple people dressed in their best Sunday-go-to-Meetin' clothes while posing as gardeners.

The woman carefully operates a watering can while the man holds the rake for her. (He's so helpful.)

Now, posing for a picture whilst holding a gardening tool is not unknown but...

Just a wheel barrow in the garden is often not a serious exercise.

Carman knew
Two sailors

Girl rakes leaves

However, LOST GALLERY finds serious gardening is often done without tools. There seems to be an abundance of snapshots of people posing IN the garden without doing much of anything, especially work. Here are a few blossoms...

The pause that refreshes

Two children
Two children

Baby in the garden
Child in the garden
Child in a garden

girl in garden
Holli smelling flowers no number
posing in the garden

Personal Pinup
Posing in the Garden

I never promised you a rose garden
Not much gardening going on here...
Girl in the garden
Five people standing in flowers
A man with a hat and a woman in the garden

Mounted photo
Woman in Garden

Girl in a field
Polka Dots and Cannas
Girl in a knit sun suit

Girl in a dress

Here is a cropped and wrinkled photograph of a girl standing in a garden.

But there is something else. Is this a face you have seen before? Here is an interesting comparison. What do you think?

Joanie named all of her tomato plants "Gus" in honor of her husband who disappeared last fall without a trace.

Now shovel off to the Sepia Saturday home page and see who else is goofing off in the garden.

The most popular photographs most popular, Family Group, An album of the most requested photographs in the Lost Gallery.

Area 51 and a Half Area 51 and a Half You are probably not authorized to see these.

Don't take my picture! Oh! You DID didn't you! completely unaware of the photographer This is a collection of photographs that disappear on the way home from the photo processing shop.

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THE KIDS Lesson one. It is always a mystery how a photograph of any of these precious children could end up lost or abandoned. Here are a few. You will probably say "Ooh..." at least once.

Dee and the Business School Dee and the Business School
The beautiful Dee. A curious story; What do you see?

Neiffel and Helvetica Typehigh

"What are they doing?"


  1. I had an entertaining stroll in the garden... And I am glad to have met Mr. Gnome!

    1. Thanks Susanna Rosalie. What's a garden without a Gnome? I wonder if the person taking that picture intended to include the little statue.

  2. Great collection photos of people of all ages posing in gardens, as well as someone actually working in one

    1. Thanks genepenn. There were lots to choose from.

  3. As always, a most enjoyable post - this tour through myriad gardens with such a variety. Chuckled at the first few - humor has a place almost anywhere, any time! As for the comparison pix - those smiles are about as identical as you can get. The younger could be from a later generation. Who knows?

    1. Thanks La Nightingail. Humor certainly does belong almost anywhere. Do you think that could be an ancestor of Charlize?

    2. They do look an awful lot alike. I would think she could at least believably pretend it was a relative.

  4. My favorites are the photos of people with garden tools.

    1. Thanks Postcardy. I found relatively few actually working in a garden. Actually there were quite a few of people just standing with trees and flowers.

  5. Only one "kanoodling in the garden" photo, you're slacking anyjazz.

    1. Thanks Brett Payne. Yes, I have only one other like that that I can think of. Maybe next time for it.

  6. I liked the two babies next to the gnome best. Hilarious. You always have so many great photos.

    1. Thanks Alex Daw. The gnome photograph is hard to resist. The photograph next to it was apparently from the same camera but maybe a year later.

  7. Pull up your pants young man, the fad hasn't arrived yet for you! Hehehehehe! Great photos all throughout, and once again most of them can tell a story without words!

    1. Thanks Karen. You're right! Not a fashion back at that time but it's just as silly then as it is now. There's always a story.

  8. I always enjoys strolling through your galleries and there’s at least one each week to make me smile, what more could I want? I love the babies with the gnome.

    1. Thanks Little Nell. Glad you enjoy the tour. The garden gnome portrait is probably my favorite too.

  9. A time traveling Charlene! I love it.

    And who would be so mean as to put a bonnet like that on a baby on a blanket. Poor kids would go right over should a strong wind blow through. Actually, I'd love to see that. Boom goes the baby. Or perhaps they'd take flight.

    A grand collection. I have nothing to compare to these humorous ones.

    1. Thanks Tattered and Lost. I was a little surprised about the Theron look alike. The old photograph is certainly from at least 60 years ago. Then I found a modern photograph of the star in exactly the same pose, smile and all. Morphing the two was a fun project.

      I see a series now! The Flying Babies! Plots pending. If the Flying Nun worked, why not babies?

      Thanks for the visit.



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