Pull Up a Seat Challenge

 

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Park City, Utah

You can see more seats, chairs, couches, thrones, ottomans and such by clicking here

Care to join the fun?

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For this weekly challenge Xingfu Mama will make a post every Friday morning. To play along:

Create a post with a photo of places one sits or might sit, or art about sitting, and maybe a little background or story about the spot or a picture of the view.

  • Add a tag “Pull up a seat”.
  • Add a link to your post in the Pull up a Seat comment section, either by writing a comment with your URL or by creating a pingback.

Word of the Week

sitzmark, n.: An impression made in the snow by a skier falling backwards on his or her backside; an act of falling in this way.’
Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈsɪtsmɑːk/,  U.S. /ˈsɪtsˌmɑrk/
Origin: Apparently a borrowing from German, combined with an English element; probably modelled on a German lexical item. Etymons: German sitzen, mark n.1

Etymology:Apparently <  German sitzen sit v. + mark n.1, probably after German Sitzspur (1926 or earlier in this sense; 19th cent. in sense ‘trace or impression left by a person or animal in sitting position’).

Reference

“Sitzmark.” (n.d.) Oxford English Dictionary.

 

Sepia Saturday

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Today’s prompt is this fine gentleman on skis and aren’t winter sports fun to view. (Some folks like to expose themselves to the cold, but I’m not one of them.)

I found some delightful photos on Flickr Commons. Here are a few:

Ski Jumper

Ski Jumper

US Hockey Team (1910?)

US Hockey Team (1910?)


They look like they could play cricket or tennis in these white uniforms.

Skijoring

Skijoring (1930s)

 

Skijoring is a centuries’ old sport of horses pulling skiers behind them. I wonder if this could make it into the Olympics.

There are dozens of good photos you can view if you visit Sepia Saturday. I’ve enjoyed several, but many folks are on Blogspot and I can’t be bothered to set up an account to comment. Suffice it to say, they’re wonderful.