Poem of the Week

April is a Dog’s Dream

Marilyn Singer

april is a dog’s dream
the soft grass is growing
the sweet breeze is blowing
the air all full of singing feels just right
so no excuses now
we’re going to the park
to chase and charge and chew
and I will make you see
what spring is all about

Sepia Saturday

Three Beauties (c1920) Scanned Third Party Print (2002022)

Dogs make everything better. What a great prompt for bloggers!

Every week Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share photos of yesterday and yesteryear. To join the fun, just share images that are inspired by the photo above.

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Source: Florida Memory, 1920

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Source: Australian Maritime Museum, 1910

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Source: Library of Congress, 1910

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This week’s prompt inspired me to find some historical images with prams.

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Nationaal Archief, 1926. A woman with a pram on ice.

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State Library of Queensland, 1910

Selling flowers out of a pram/stroller

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Fylkesarkivet i Sogn og Fjordane, circa 1925

Three boys, a dog and a baby in a pram.

What’s the tallest boy have over his shoulder?

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Dogs: What a wonderful prompt!

Positive image from a scan of a Powerhouse Museum, Tyrrell Collection, glass plate negative

circa 1900

Since my birthday is Wednesday, this photo from the Power Museum is apropos.

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National Museum of Ireland, 1912

According to the Flickr Commons site, the boy above is 9 years old.

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National Museum of Ireland, 1924

Before a hunt.

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Florida Memory, circa 1905

I love this trio. She’s got a great hat.

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Florida Memory, circa 1905

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Poem of the Week

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Dog Around the Block

by E. B. White

Dog around the block, sniff,
Hydrant sniffing, corner, grating,
Sniffing, always, starting forward,
Backward, dragging, sniffing backward,
Leash at taut, leash at dangle,
Leash in people’s feet entangle—
Sniffing dog, apprised of smellings,
Love of life, and fronts of dwellings,
Meeting enemies,
Loving old acquaintance, sniff,
Sniffing hydrant for reminders,
Leg against the wall, raise,
Leaving grating, corner greeting,
Chance for meeting, sniff, meeting,
Meeting, telling, news of smelling,
Nose to tail, tail to nose,
Rigid, careful, pose,
Liking, partly liking, hating,
Then another hydrant, grating,
Leash at taut, leash at dangle,
Tangle, sniff, untangle,
Dog around the block, sniff.

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This week’s Sepia Saturday prompts features children and dogs. How delightful. Here’s some images from Flickr Commons.

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Internet Archives, St. Nicholas book, 1873

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Drummer Boy and Wolfhound, 1917, National Library of Ireland

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Girl with a dog, (n.d.) Oregon State Archives

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Playing board games has always been a favorite pastime of mine. I especially like backgammon, checkers, and Risk. My family often played Monopoly, but we never finished a game. Fun though they were, the games went on and on.

Here are some nostalgic photos of board games.

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From “Our Domestic Animals,” 1907

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Florida Checkers Championship, 1957

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Australian ship, 1934

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In Japan, the game go is very big. There are movies like March Comes in Like a Lion and television broadcasts of tournaments.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: 2017 Favorites

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announce
ments, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

Just a few wonderful posts:

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serene

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Just chillin’

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

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Travel Theme: Animal Companions

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In response to Ailsa’s prompt this week, I’m sharing photos of the public art campaign in Chicago this summer. These artsy dogs commemorate police dogs.

What does Animal Companions make you think of? If you fancy exploring the unfamiliar, exotic and unknown for this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  1. Create your own post and title it Travel Theme: Animal Companion
  2. Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
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