It's always exciting when I receive a postcard in the mail. I want to share that joy by sending a postcard every week; sometimes to family and friends, and other times to strangers via Postcrossing.com.
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.
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.
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.