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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

the snakes gaze wistfully...........

This week's  Sepia Saturday theme is impossible! I just dont have any photos of books! The nearest is this.An engraving from an old book that was discussed at .The Fortean Uncon in London I attended in 2010.More photos from that whacky weekend here
To Be honest ,I cant remember much about the talk itself!
Also,this week I re-found this old school photo of myself.I think I will use it as a bookmark.Is it true that you  cant judge a book by it's cover?

27 comments:

Brian Miller said...

oh wow man...that pic is def you...ha...and the snakes, that is a pretty scary idea you know...

LadyCat said...

Snakes gazing wistfully is always a bad thing.
Great photo of you...it's even autographed. That will increase the value when you become famous...or should I say "more" famous : )

Akelamalu said...

You haven't changed a bit! LOL

Scarlet Blue said...

I love those old engravings!
I saw you comment on Scribblers FB page the other week, do you write calligraphy?
Sx

Teresa Evangeline said...

What a great school photo! And that wacky world of the Fortean Uncons is so... you. It sounds like great fun, and bizarrely intriguing. :)

"Snakes gazing wistfully," notwithstanding.

Kurt said...

You look like trouble.

I'll be in Madrid for the next 9 days if you want to hop over. Then, Seville.

white rabbit said...

I'm struggling with the idea of a wistful snake ...

'A comfortable life inside the child' ... Do they want to be eaten or something?

Little Nell said...

Oh I wish I hadn’t read this just before bed - I’ll have nightmares now - snakes wanting to get inside small children? Eeek!

Postcardy said...

I hope that was just a superstition about the snakes.

Rosie said...

All through history, snakes have gotten a bum rap, should they I wonder? It is a very eerie picture of the snakes just waiting to get to the babies, ugh!

Bob Scotney said...

A creepy thought! Old books had some marvellous illustrations much better than the POW! and ZAP! of today.
Don't you just love old school photos.

Zuzana said...

Oh Tony, one can so see it is you, you have not changed at all.;)) What is written across the photo?
Never heard of that tradition of stringing cots, have to ask some old Scandinavians if it is true.;))
Have a great week dear Tony,
xoxo

Kristin said...

That is a horrifying photo. You looked like yourself as a child.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Cute picture!

That must have been where the "Rock-a-bye baby in the treetop ..." song comes from. I just never guessed that when the bough breaks and the cradle did fall that the baby would be eaten by snakes!

Kathy M.

Wendy said...

Snakes and babies! Oh my!

Linda said...

that engraving is wonderfully humorous for illustrating such a scary idea!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Well like all the other women I have to say "Eke" to the snakes, but I love the school photo. I am like you I had no photo of books but worked my way around it like you did. Great post.
QMM

Linda@VS said...

All along I've been fearful of snakes that might bite or swallow babies, and it never even occurred to me to worry about snakes burrowing into them somehow. Oh, dear!

Karen S. said...

How adorable...it's true you haven't really changed at all...a great photo...now more about those snakes and babies and bearded....you just never know sometimes what will be inside ...! I have given up judging books by their titles even!

Margaret said...

YIKES! I know a number of the snakes where I live can climb trees. I asked my 4 year old son if he would like a story that had this picture in in and he said "No". :)

Christine H. said...

Great picture of you gazing wistfully and looking like future trouble. As for the babies in the incubators...oh my!

Alan Burnett said...

Yes it was indeed a difficult theme : books were pretty rare in the houses of ordinary people fifty years or so ago. I remember getting one as a prize from my Junior School (for good attendance rather than academic achievement) and it being stacked on the top of the sideboard along with the two or three family books.

Joanne Casey said...

Love the school pic, T.

Michelle said...

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You with that crazy bitch - NYE-......she gonna do you...so WATCH OUTTE!
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tony said...

Michelle, It's A Magical & Moving Moment When Two Minds Meet.X

blackwatertown said...

They were talking about those incubators on QI.
Apparently they had them at the fair before any hospital installed them. Then when their performance at the fair convinced medical administrators, they were installed in hospitals too - which killed off the novelty of the fair attraction.

Ann O'Dyne said...

Swedes are pretty DUMB if they think a snake cannot climb a tree.
We have tree snakes in Australia. They eat sleeping birds at night.

Love your response to Michelle.