Thursday, October 31, 2013

Last Cards of October 2013

From Taiwan (TW-1038824)...

Another one from Taiwan (TW1035272)... Showing the northern Taiwan tradition of writing wishes and prayers on the paper lanterns and letting them fly up to God.  So beautiful!

From Ukraine (UA-798449)... very cool and interesting!

From Germany (DE-2580466)...

And lastly, received today, Halloween... JP-460722 from Japan showing the beautiful underside of a parasol. 


Monday, October 28, 2013

I Love Snail Mail!

Lovely polar bear (ice bear) from Belarus (BY-1039031)
This is how I scanned it at first...upside-down!

This is the sender's scan, all pretty and nice...

This is what the postal machines did to it.  It did not fair well.

US-2473168 from Brenham, Texas.  I really love every card I get and appreciate the time spent in sending it to me.  BUT I must admit, these are not my favorite kinds of cards.  I don't think it's funny anymore, unfortunately.

Cute bear from Croatia!  (HR-46773)

I received the replacement for the card from Australia that was ripped in half when I got it!  (AU-312356)  How nice of the sender to send me another one - with those gorgeous Jacaranda trees!!  
I love it!  She used an envelope this time.  I will send her a thank you card for sure.  :o)

From Russia (RU-2065278) 

From Malaysia (MY-171057).  Sultan Abdul Samad Building was designed by British architect, A.C. Norman, in 1897, and has been nicknamed the "Big Ben" of Kuala Lumpur.  It is in the heart of the city and opposite the building is Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) where many national events are held.  Great card!

This looks yummy!  Russian recipe card (RU-2080128)


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Eight More :o)

From Brazil, what a lovely church!  (BR-283565)

Great card from far northern Germany with matching stamp of the Lighthouses on Cape Arkona.  (DE-2560269)

Groovy card from the Netherlands.  (NL-2122983)

Sweet Mama-Bear from Russia.  (RU-2065747)

Another bear card for my collection -Cute baby bear cub!  I get A LOT of bear cards and it always amazes me and makes me very happy that I nearly never receive the same bear card twice!  This one from Glacier National Park in Montana, sent from the Netherlands.  (NL-2111059)

From Germany (DE-2561765), an awesome recipe card - looks so yummy!

These guys look like they are posing for the photo - Mama-Bear is smiling!  Right?  LOL!  The postal machines really did a number on this card, but it's still wonderful.  From the Ukraine (UA-797584)

Another from the Netherlands (NL-2125257) 
De vuurtoren van Ameland... I dig that Happy Postcrossing sticker!  My daughter says that is a character in the anime series "One Piece".  One of her favorites!

Have fun

Monday, October 21, 2013

Happy Mailbox!

I've got a very happy mailbox!  These are the cards I received last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

This is actually a quite small and cute card from China (CN-1019736).

Let's make Borsch!!

And eat some candy!  This is from Germany (DE-2545183)...

Baby bears are just hangin' around in Shenandoah National Park, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  Sent by way of Lancaster, Pennsylvania... (US-2456085)

She sent me an extra for my Alice In Wonderland collection!  Yay!  Thank you!!

One of Russia's national symbols is the Bear and also is the symbol of the Winter Olympic Games there... RU-2027756...

Sent from Southwest Spain...

Looks a lot like home here in this card from Wisconsin... (US-2461495)... 

From Turku, Finland... (FI-1889687)... 

"Panoramic view upon the monument to Bogdan Khmel'nitsky and St. Michael's Golden-Domed monastery" in Kiev, Ukraine.  

CN-1081877 (China)...

The white stork of Belarus (BY-1046122).  Lovely!  The stork is a symbol that brings happiness and family well-being.  :o)