Sunday, 31 July 2016
Since we have 2 cards from the same sender and from the same game, why not 1 post? We'll start with C for Cat ;)
The common raven; this stamp came out stunning
Here's card #2 from the Blind ABC game, surprisingly the cards are also from the same Russian postcard site. Funny :P
Cute Peanuts card from the "Cartoon/Comic strips/Anime tag," this tag is certainly a first since I wasn't sure what to expect. The year 2000 is what makes the card even more special
A pretty hand painted card by the sender. I think it's great that you can buy blank postcards to draw or paint on. I've only ever seen blank watercolour cards here, great for watercolour but challenging to write on.
Since these cards are from the same sender, I decided to make it all one entry. The sender got the card cancelled at 5 different post offices located around Ontario. Like she mentioned, the back really looks like a passport.
Thistle Fluff in Summer
Card #2 that arrived a few days later. This lovely card is a photo taken by the sender, this card has 3 cancels on it.
I had misread this at first, it's Manotick; a suburb of Ottawa
That's far enough...
Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl
Juveniles: Burrowing owls hatch in early June. These owlets are approx. a month and a half old.
It's only naturally that I tag for some owls :) These little owls are prairie birds that keep their nests underground, unfortunately they are endangered in Canada but luckily the species as a whole is considered "least of concern."
Matching stamp :D This stamp here shows the "Great Horned Owl;" Alberta's provincial bird
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Wrapped Trees, Fondation Beyeler and Berower Park, Riehen, Switzerland, 1998
What a cool looking card! Naturally I'm pleased with it since it comes from the "totally weird postcard tag" :P The tree on the far right really looks like a face doesn't it?
Thursday, 21 July 2016
Author: Dovydas Baksys, Playing Cards Attack, 2012
What a cool card! I love it! I'm just wondering how much of an influence was "Alice in Wonderland" on this? Still interesting and an excellent choice
The Calgary Zoo's TransAlta Rainforest is home to eight Western Lowland Gorillas: Kakinga, Barika, Zuri, Yewande, Dossi, Kioja, Zola, and Shana.
Pictured here at play, Yewande is the youngest member of the Zoo's gorilla troop.
A cool card from the local zoo, sent via one of the FB games. It's been awhile since I've been to the zoo but I should have went earlier since Nero probably has all his adult feathers now.
Seriously how can you not love him?!
Monday, 11 July 2016
That finally catches me up on 2 weeks of mail, I had been taking my sweet time with posting as negotiations between Canada Post and the Postal Union have been going back and forth. For days we were uncertain if we were going to get mail or not, finally there is news that there will be no lockout...for now
Now back to this wonderful card, certainly the highlight of this mail-less week. Love steampunk stuff!
Here's how some of the stamp booklets in Russia look like
Inside were 3 used stamps
The Peter and Paul Fortress, 1706-1740
I had received this wonderful star fort card and as I registered it, the ID didn't come up, as soon as I did the search it came up as being deleted from the system. Very unfortunate since not only will this card never be registered but I can't thank the sender either since I really do like the card :(
Another thing is it looks like the sender had re-sent the card not too long ago. I wonder when was the original sent date though
Would be ID:
After a lot of digging on wikipedia (in both English and German...), I can finally mention that this sign represents the community of Prieros, which is apart of the town of Heidesee. Heidesee is located in Brandenburg, not far from Berlin. Prieros is first mentioned in 1314 and was a former Slovak settlement.
Picture made by the sender of the "Chinese Teahouse," you can find this lovely building in Park Sanssouci in Potsdam.
From The Tale of Jamima Puddle-Duck, 1908. Jemima Puddle-Duck collecting garnishes for the foxy gentleman. "She was rather burdened with bunches of herbs and two onions in a bag."
What a cute duck :) Apparently she is from the Peter Rabbit series, I didn't know that but the art is certainly similar
This is my 2nd card from Slovakia, I was thinking to myself that it's been awhile since I last got something from there. Turns out it's almost been 2 years!