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Friday, February 15, 2013

Sepia Saturday



It is our closest Sepia Saturday to St Valentine's Day, so what better prompt picture for Sepia Saturday 164 (post your posts on or around Saturday 16th February 2013) than a picture of ...... a tortoise. You might think it is strange the way the human mind works, but when I was young I was very fond of tortoises and turtles. So it turns out was Captain D Michelson of the Australian 2/2nd Battalion, for here we have a picture of him with the regimental mascot - Tim the turtle. The photograph dates back to March 1940 and forms part of the Australian War Memorial Collection on Flickr Commons. If you are looking for a theme for SS164 there are tortoises (or turtles), pipes, watches and all sorts of other things in this picture. You might also want to go with a wartime theme or a pet theme : or with whatever theme you want.   ALAN BURNETT.


Did not have any photos with turtles in them so went to the trusty web.

I found this on a site by Y.W. Goodman,
about how good Pit Bulls are for nanny dogs.
It was a page full of examples of children with pit bulls, no information was give about any of them.
 
You can imagine how excited I was when I found this.


 Forget the dog, this is about the cutest thing I have ever seen.

Wonder if the blocks of wood that the turtles are propped up on are to display them better or used for chocks. 
Since turtles are supposedly very slow this would be perfect way to give the little tyke a sense of adventure.
I can just imagine how he would yell
"Giddy up, go."

I just noticed the reins are only attached to the two front turtles.
I don't expect the organizer of this little photoshoot was expecting this wagon to move very far.

Linking up with Sepia Saturday.   


 


19 comments:

Ima Weed said...

This is a good one ! i couldn't help but think about little boys (most of them) at some time saying they are going to run away from home. Maybe this was the parents way to help him.

Brett Payne said...

Indeed, that is an extraordinary photograph. My guess is that the wooden bits were chocks. I think you get the prize for most bizarre find on Sepia Saturday this week. Great fun.

Boobook said...

Wow. Never seen anything like it!

tony said...

The Turtle Wells Fargo!!!What A Splendid Photo! "built for speed"!!!!!

Vee said...

That's one of the most unusual photos I've ever seen. Pit bulls are good for nanny dogs? More unusual yet.

Mike Burnett said...

Unusual to have hurdles in a turtle chariot race.

Great picture, who set it up?

Bob Scotney said...

A set up photo I would agree, but no-one could possible set up the look of disgust on the face of the dog. He's willing them to run.

Bob Scotney said...

A set up photo I would agree, but no-one could possible set up the look of disgust on the face of the dog. He's willing them to run.

Pondside said...

What a sweet photo.
My sister has a lovely English Staffordshire dog - the best family dog, a real 'nanny' in every way. It's such a shame that the breed has been brought into such disrepute by bad owners and breeders.

Alan Burnett said...

Perfect for those early days of photography when lenses were not very big and shutters not very fast.

Kristin said...

It looks like the turtles are climbing over the blocks. I hate to think of what happened once they got over and the wagon started rolling over those turtles in the back. I, too, wonder who took the time to set this up.

Karen S. said...

Amazing but even with that team, the pace is going to be slow moving ! Adorable photo!

Alex Daw said...

Hilarious! Very droll comment Alan - very droll.

Little Nell said...

However did you find this one Peggy? It's bizarre! Well done.

Postcardy said...

Very strange photo. Seems like the weather must have been kind of cold for turtles.

Meri said...

Great detective work to find this amazing photo, Peggy!

Wendy said...

The whole idea of that photo shoot is funny!

barbara and nancy said...

That's a hilarious photo. And the dog. What a face.
Nancy

Mike Brubaker said...

How could anyone resist such cuteness? The photo reminds me of the old Little Rascals series. But snow and turtles seems incompatible.