Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sepia Saturday: Picnic time

All you need for a picnic - a flask or two of hot water and a tin of biscuits.
This is afternoon tea not lunch.
I don't know where this is but it looks like a gold mining mullock heap in the
 background, somewhere in central Victoria.
A different sort of picnic. The boys are on a fishing trip on the Murray in northern Victoria.
 No green grass here so they've made their own soft seating with a canvas, and they have
 their fire burning (maybe to cook the fish).
The theme photo for this week's Sepia Saturday. I wonder what the other bloggers are posting this week on the subject.

18 comments:

  1. A splendid collection. I wonder what the collective noun for picnics is. A flask, perhaps. In that case. a splendid flask of picnics.

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  2. Three great pictures. The ladies in the first one seem happy andd relaxed - but then who wouldn't with such a big tin of biscuits?

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  3. Well, either to cook the fish or to sit around while they talk about the size of the one that got away.

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  4. Have you ever noticed - people on a picnic are almost always smiling!

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  5. Tough Victorians eh! Not a blanket in sight!
    But then we do have better weather for it than the UK.

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  6. As I poured over old photos this week, I was surprised at the number of women all dressed up and sitting in the grass seemingly without care about grass stain, bugs, or itching. Now I'm thinking the same about YOUR photos!

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  7. Love your first photograph -- an afternoon tea picnic? My father used to wake us up early for summer Breakfast Picnics...they were such fun!

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  8. The location in the first picture looks like a good place for a photo but a not-so-good place for a picnic.

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  9. Great pictures. Love the old cars. Have you any idea how old these pictures are?

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  10. Such very Australian looking picnics. Cuppa tea and scones or a yoyo biscuit.

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  11. Great old photos of picnics. I couldn't find any but went with the hats.

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  12. Lorraine, these were great pictures. Reminds me of pics that I have in my stash -- and the memories. Who can forget sitting on a grassy hillside with dear companions sharing tea or coffee and stuff; And then the car picnics -- we used to go to some places far and way to break out the fixings for a lunch or dinner, only to pack up and drive far away to home. And sitting by the campfire with your soul mate, can't get any better than that. Thanks.

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  13. I would like to be able to make out the brand names on those cans in the final photo.

    We have plenty of wet green grass in Northern Victoria at the moment!

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  14. Absolutely great picnic memories. So many times back in the day the car was also focused or included in the picnic as well! I could study picnic gatherings all day and night! A most delightful theme.

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  15. Excellent photos! I really love the spontaneous feel of the first one ... just a blanket in the grass and you have tea!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  16. All good picnics. I especially like the ladies in the field.

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  17. It is fascinating in the top photo that they had china tea cups... today would we ever do that? Perhaps we should!

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I love to read your comments. Thankyou for your interest.

Lorraine