Friday, April 28, 2006

Postcard 36 - Finland - Sirius

A beautiful angelic picture. It always feels very special to receive anything with an angel on.

Postcard 35 - Finland - lindeah

A lovely snowy scene of Finland, it looks almost like another world. We get snow here, but rarely that much.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Postcard 34 - Finland - Miiru

This super postcard shows how the senders hometown of Jyvaskyla looked in the 1890's. It's a very atmospheric and evocotive picture - beautiful.

Postcard 33 - Germany - foenig

What a lovely picture postcard, so delicately coloured. The little girl is adorable, with such a cheeky face.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Private Swap - Italy - lilo

The pictures of Venice on this beautiful postcard bring back wonderful memories for me of the holiday my mother and I took to Italy. We visited Venice, Florence, Pisa, Assisi, Rome and Sorrento. Venice is special for it's combination of canals, architecture, history and art.

Postcard 32 - Germany - anket

This fun postcard made me smile today.

Postcard 31 - USA - jherusalem

This postcard shows the Richmond Coliseum of Virginia, a venue for concerts, sports, shows and conventions.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Postcard 30 - USA - amyamc

This beautiful postcard shows some of the state symbols of Michigan. State reptile - Painted Turtle. State stone - the Petoskey Stone. State gem - Isle Royale Greenstone. State tree - White Pine. State Flower - Apple Blossom. State Bird - Robin. State Game Mammal - White-tailed Deer. State Fish - Brook Trout. The State Motto is - "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you". Michigan is known as the Wolverine State and is the 26th State of the Union.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Postcard 29 - India - moushumighosh

I'm so excited because today I've had this wonderful handmade card arrive from India.
The sender tells me that the picture is an example of the vibrant educational chart that millions of Indian children are given during their growing up years. The card only took 10 travel days to arrive.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Postcard 28 - Finland - Brianna

Another fabulous card from Finland. I love seeing the wildlife of another country, so much of it is so different to the animals and birds we have here. Fascinating.

Postcard 27 - USA - azuresquid

This card shows the 'Hot Air Balloon Stampede' held annually in May, in Walla Walla. I love seeing hot air balloons, so colourful and serene. I've been hot air ballooning myself, it's an amazing feeling to float above the land.

Private Swap - USA - biota

A beautiful card of the African Blue Swallowtail, these butterflies have a wingspan of approx. 16cm.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Postcard 26 - Germany - Maresa

A lovely card of 'Japanese Beauties' from Germany.

Postcard 25 - USA - stanner

A card of Florida sent from a user in Minneapolis, the sender tells me she has family living in the high rise condos on this beach that is on the West side - Gulf of Mexico.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Love Tag - Finland - apret

This beautiful hearts and flowers card was sent to me from Finland as part of the love tag game. It's my wedding anniversary in two days, so this card arrived with good timing :)

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Postcard 24 - Netherlands - SylS

The sender tells me these lovely pictures show:
1) The Old Church 2) Country Road in Hitland 3) Nieuwerkerk - the lowest point of the Netherlands 4) Flood Monument 5) Cornmill 'Windlust'

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Postcard 23 - Brazil - ocolecionador

Wow, what a wonderful surprise to receive an envelope containing two postcards from Brazil, which arrived after 21 travel days :)

Postcard 22 - Netherlands - Vlinder

This fantastic multi-view card from the Netherlands only took 3 travel days to reach me.

Postcard 21 - Portugal - nathaliapessoa

A lovely postcard of Marquis the Republic Garden, Braga, Portugal. This card reached me after 22 travel days.

Church/Cathedral Tag - Spain - baccarita

Another beautiful view of the cathedral of Seville.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Vacation Tag - USA - Art101

This card was brought back by the sender from Costa Rica, which the sender tells me means 'rich coast' in Spanish. The birds shown on the card are: Keel-Billed Toucan, White Tern and Scarlet Macaw. A wonderfully colourful card which has brightened my day.

Church/Cathedral Tag - Spain - baccarita

This postcard shows the cathedral of Seville built in the 15th Century, which the sender tells me is a UNESCO site. What an impressive building.

Postcard 20 - Spain - Wotton

This postcard from Spain shows the Royal Palace of Madrid, and took eight travel days to arrive. I have been to Madrid, it's a fantastic City.

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