Brian Brake in the garden (looking a bit apprehensively at what I think is a cat), probably Wellington, New Zealand, 1927-1928, photographer unknown, via Museum of New Zealand/Te Papa Tongarewa.
Brian grew up to be an internationally recognized photojournalist.
Everyone gets a rocking chair. . . .
Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Powell on their front porch, Harrisburg, Oregon, 1909, from the Gerald W. Williams Collection, via OSU (Oregon State University) Special Collections & Archives on flickr.
Today is National Cat Day in the U.S.
“Three children and a white cat in the garden of a thatched house, Australia, ca. 1886, by Charles H. Kerry, via National Library of Australia Commons on flickr.
Backyard prehistoric standing stone supporting a section of clothesline, Borgholm, Sweden, July 1949, by Mårten Sjöbeck, via Swedish National Heritage Board Commons on flickr.
There appears to be another stone in the neighbor’s yard, on the right side of the photo.
“Children beside a Christmas tree,” ca. 1910s, via Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office Commons on flickr.
I think this snapshot may have been taken by a child — the focus is as much on the toy horse and the cat as on the other children and the tree.