Monday, October 31, 2011

Treat Please

There is a little four year old girl who is going to be most surprised to find this treat in her mailbox in the next today.

From the Halloween Postcard Book by Darling & Company.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Attack of the Grinning Jack O'Lanterns

My ten year old nephew will be surprised to find this crazy gang in his mailbox.

From the Halloween Postcard Book by Darling & Company.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Driving for Treats

My dad has been an auto mechanic from a young age.  Even in retirement he doesn't stop puttering and fixing engines.  This is the perfect card for him.

From the Halloween Postcard Book from Darling & Company.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Scared Straight

This little guy is so scared by his ghost story that his hair is on end.  I am sending this off to someone who will love it,
From the Halloween Postcard Book from Darling & Company.

Be sure to drop into The Best Hearts are Crunchy for more Postcard Friendship Friday.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ain't She Sweet

This little sweetie is flying over to my Grandmother for her Halloween treat.  

Sunday, October 23, 2011

All Blacks Rock

The New Zealand All Blacks won the World Cup Rugby championship held in Auckland New Zealand.  For those familiar with the All Black, you are aware that they start every match by performing the Haka.  A friend from New Zealand sent me this wonderful card.  Sorry I don't know which year this was taken.  If you aren't familiar wit hthe Haka it is a war chant done before battle to put fear in to the opponent.  Following are two examples.  The second is for pure entertainment and to show you how important this chant or rather large assortment of chants is to the people of New Zealand.

Friday, October 21, 2011

I love Orange

Puddle by Mia Rozmyn, 1993

I didn't find a web site for Ms. Rozmyn, though she did produce a quilt book at that time titled: Freedom in Desigh: New Directions in Foundation Paper Piecing.

I am sending this along to a personal friend of mine who also enjoys using orange in her quilts.

For more postal fun, visit with Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy for Postcard FriendShip Friday.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Venturing Across the pond

This handsome hunk is leaving for England today.  

I don't know where in Canada this photo was taken, nor at which pow wow.  there are many sites where you can read about the music and dance at pow wows.

We Have a Winner

Grace B. is the winner of the postcard titled: The Case of the Half-Wakened Wife.

I have sent her a private email.   Thanks to all who have entered.  I am sure to host future contests, so stay tuned.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Giant Kauri Tree

This card features the Big Kauri Tree from New Zealand.  This one is the tallest in  New Zealand at 51.5 metres/169 feet.  The Maoris named this tree, Tane Mahuta - 'God of the Forest'.  It is growing in the Waipoua Forest.

For further information about this tree, visit the Kauri Museum.  The Waipoua Kauri Forest.

This video shows the same tree as on the card.  It is estimated to be 1200 years old and still growing.

For more postcard fun, be sure to visit Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy, for Postcard FriendShip Friday.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Happy Anniversary to my Mom and Dad

I sent this one off yesterday to my parents.  It should arrive a few days before their Anniversary.  Having been married for 51 years, I'm sure they have some good advice they would be willing to share.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Which Columbia Lake would that be?

My sister is awesome at keeping in touch and loves to send postcards.  This one shows Columbia Lake, which is the headwaters of the Columbia River.  The inset photo is of the Dutch Creek Hoodoos.

For most postal fun, visit with Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy for Postcard FriendShip Friday.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Thinking forward to Ski Season

Panorama Mountain Village

My sister, the other contributor to this blog, sent this card to my kids at some point.  There is no cancellation on the stamp.  She told them that it took over a half hour to ski down the run.  Also, she saw a mother and baby cougar while skiing, cool sight, but scary.