Thursday, 12 September 2013

Flag Days - Sepia Saturday

This week's prompt seemed particularly appropriate as we are on holiday in the USA.


I couldn't resist trying to imitate the lady sowing in the picture.

Sewing in progress
Every time, well nearly every time, we visit our daughter's home we are greeted by the flags.

St George's Cross and the Stars and Stripes
There are times when the Union Jack is flying too.

Stars and Stripes and the Union Jack
The Union Jack also has pride of place where it can be admired by the dogs.

Gem and Scout look down into the basement
Lily refused to be left out of the act.

She thinks she always is the star.
That painting above the desk is of Nyhaven in Copenhagen, a place I been to many times.

The Danish Flag flying at Nyhaven
The 17th of  May is a special day for Norway when flags are sure to fly to celebrate their independence as a nation.

Stavanger, Norway
Flags are also flow as memorials of past conflicts. I found these in Cornwall.

Boer War Memorial, Truro Cathedral
When Lily became the central attraction however, she was not that keen on posing with the flag.


She just wishes I would put the camera down and get out the tennis balls. I'm surprised she was so patient and even more surprised that my wife agreed to pretend to sew just to keep the old so-and-so (that's me) happy with the pictures.

For more flags, sewing and other interpretations you need to cross over to Sepia-Saturday-194.


20 comments:

Postcardy said...

I like your photo idea. It was nice of your wife and the dog to cooperate.

Gail Perlee said...

Great pictures and I love the ones with your wife pretending to sew the flag &(Gem?)trying to get into the spirit of things! Dogs are great fun and she looks like a real sweetheart.

Kristin said...

Hmmm, that opens another whole window - having members of the family pose as the prompt.

Jo Featherston said...

Very inventive of you, and very co- operative of your wife!

Wendy said...

Oh that was fun! I like that your daughter has an actual flag pole to display her heritage and pride.

ScotSue said...

Loved the re-creation of the prompt photograph.

Jackie van Bergen said...

A clever idea - good of your wife to co-operate :) and the Lily too of course.

Alex Daw said...

Lily looks like a real sweetheart. I miss having a puppy dog around the place.

Rosie said...

Wow, that was so close to the actual picture, nice to have models, right Bob?

Mike Brubaker said...

A very creative post, Bob. But I should point out that US flag protocol says the Stars&Stripes should always be hoisted above all other flags, especial England's. Scotland and France probably have the same rule too.

Sharon said...

Fantastic. That is one way to make sure that you can follow the prompt photo :)

Karen S. said...

Oh such a beautiful tribute, to sew many stars! You truly are blessed.

Hazel Ceej said...

Well, Lily is a star. I love her already! Yay to the wife. Love the Truro Cathedral shot.

Hazel

Titania said...

Great idea to imitate the picture, I am sure it will become a favourite!
Enjoyed to see the use of the flags, so I am not a great flag waver.

Boobook said...

Excellent post. Good fun.

Deb Gould said...

Hmmmm...using your relatives and neighbors to duplicate SS photos? THAT could be great fun...I can see my neighbor now, posing in the bow of his duck boat aka George Washington crossing the Delaware! Love to Lily.

Doug Peabody said...

Golden Retrievers always have to get in on the act. Great post! :)

Anne Young said...

:) I enjoyed the sequence of pictures with Lily.

Little Nell said...

You had fun with this one didn't you? And see what you've started - they'll all be at it now! Well done to Mrs Bob for being such a good sport.

L. D. said...

Lily reminds me so much of my border collie. He always wants to be in on the action. Great selection of flags and stories.