Sepia Saturday

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Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream . . .

This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt led me to seek out row boating photos from the archives of Flickr Commons.


Above a lass named Mary Price is out for a row with a young man near Eastpoint, Florida. Florida Memory dates the image between 1898 and 1912.7680378546_b7f30e7234_z (1)

The Australian National Maritime Museum is looking for help dating and placing this photo. Anyone who can help, please click here.


Above is the Stanford University crew rowing on the Hudson River between 1900 and 1915. The image is from the Library of Congress.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection

Suzhou, China

Suzhou, China

Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

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 Friday 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 announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

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Bad Luck

My Water Heater

My neighbor across the hall came home yesterday and thought someone had snuck into her apartment because there were mysterious bolts and things on her bathroom floor. Turns out that her water heater, a rather big tank attached to her wall had started to come detached and not in a good Zen-like way. The screws at the top had come out.

Luckily, it didn’t completely fall off and she wasn’t using the shower when it did. Yikes!

Thankfully, our liaison promptly called some repairmen who started to examine and fix it. I was called over to watch at one of the more comical points when they propped up the tank with an old piece of wood.

Last Thursday another member of our team had some misfortune as she fell when exiting a restroom stall. She’d forgotten that there was a step down. In China there often is so be careful here! There’s a lot of places where it’s easy to trip.When she landed she put her hand out, and thus fractured her wrist. She has been to the Shandong Provincial Hospital, a huge facility that reminds me of a train station as there’s so much coming and going.