Silent Sunday

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Sepia Saturday

Hop House In Lowell : Sepia Saturday 496 Header

Above is a bunch of people posing in front of a Hop House, I can’t easily find a definition of Hop House, but found all sorts of other terms like Hoop House and Hip House, which is connected to Hip Hop music. I’m guessing it’s where hop is processed to make beer.

I found some photos of people who worked with hops.

Hop Pickers

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From OSU Special Collections

At the time of writing, OSU’s Special Collections site is undergoing maintenance, hence I can’t get dates as they didn’t include them on Flickr Commons.

Weighing Hops

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OSU Special Collections

More Hops Pickers

Picking hops [Tasmania]

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Taken in Tasmania between 1911-1915 by Edward Searle.

To see more Sepia Saturday posts inspired by the Hop House, click here.

Which Way Challenge

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The Which Way Challenge, that Cee began, has been picked up by the Sonofthebeach69 and picked up again by the Alive and Trekking blogger.  The beauty of it is that it’s free form. You can include images of doors, gates, roads, streets, exits, signs, paths, waterways, you name it.

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Pekanbaru, Indonesia

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See more Which Way photos by clicking here.

Poem of the Week

 

The First Snow

By james Russell Lowell

The snow had begun in the gloaming,
   And busily all the night
Had been heaping field and highway
   With a silence deep and white.

Every pine and fir and hemlock
   Wore ermine too dear for an earl,
And the poorest twig on the elm-tree
   Was ridged inch deep with pearl.

From sheds new-roofed with Carrara
   Came Chanticleer’s muffled crow,
The stiff rails were softened to swan’s-down,
   And still fluttered down the snow.

I stood and watched by the window
   The noiseless work of the sky,
And the sudden flurries of snow-birds,
   Like brown leaves whirling by.

I thought of a mound in sweet Auburn
   Where a little headstone stood;
How the flakes were folding it gently,
   As did robins the babes in the wood.

Up spoke our own little Mabel,
   Saying, “Father, who makes it snow?”
And I told of the good All-father
   Who cares for us here below.

Again I looked at the snow-fall,
   And thought of the leaden sky
That arched o’er our first great sorrow,
   When that mound was heaped so high.

I remembered the gradual patience
   That fell from that cloud-like snow,
Flake by flake, healing and hiding
   The scar of our deep-plunged woe.

And again to the child I whispered,
   “The snow that husheth all,
Darling, the merciful Father
   Alone can make it fall!”

Then, with eyes that saw not, I kissed her;
   And she, kissing back, could not know
That my kiss was given to her sister,
   Folded close under deepening snow.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

K or L

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Each week Cee challenges bloggers to share black and white photos based on a theme. This week we’re challenged to share photos of subjects that begin with either K or L. What will you share?

For more black and white photos from this week’s theme click here.

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Thursday Door Challenge

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Buckingham Palace, gate

Hosted by Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing it, between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American Eastern Time).