Sunday, January 10, 2016

Wow, it sure has been ages since I've made a post here.  I have sent out a few postcards, but no where near one a week.  This year, I have made a commitment to bring smiles to more faces by getting back on track and sending out some cards.  Due to postal rate increases, I am limiting myself to Canada and the USA. 

If you'd like to be on my mailing list, first become a follower of this blog and then send me a private email and we'll talk. If I send you a postcard, I would appreciate  that you'll pass on the joy by sending a card to another person.

Recently I was looking through my Art of Pixar postcard box and came across this one.  It immediately reminded me of one of my daughter's friends. Of course, I have to send this along to her where she is studying at university.   To learn more about this postcard collection, click on the title.

Friday, November 7, 2014

From Russia with Love

I received this card via Postcrossing.  The sender tells me this is a view on the Volga River and that it is a typical landscape view of the midlands of Russia.
She lives in Cheboksary which is the capital of the Chuvash Republic on the Volga River and is 750 km from Moscow.  The city was founded in 1469,  Additional information about this area can be found in this wiki article

Postcard Friendship Friday is hosted by Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

My sister has been travelling again and sent this postcard during her summer outing.  Her photos of this mountain and surrounding area are stunning.  

Location: Black Hills, South Dakota, USA

The National Park Service has a comprehensive write up on their site. 
Most postcard fun, visit with Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy for her Postcard Friendship Friday meme.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Turtle Mountain, Alberta

from the back of the card: Turtle Mountain Alberta, Canada.  The site of the world-famous Frank Slide, of April 29, 1903.  About 70 people lost their lives when close to 82 million metric tonnes of rock came crashing down on the sleeping town of Frank in less than 2 minutes.

I learned about this horrific event many years ago in school.  There was only one survivor, a young toddler.  As his identity was not known, he was named Frank Slide, or at least that is what I have heard.

Visit the website of the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre for further details.

The stamp features Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth on the occasion of her birthday.

 For more postcard fun, visit Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy for Postcard Friendship Friday.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Postcard Friendship Friday - Moving Day Approaches

It's almost time to be moving daughter for her first year away from home for university.  A busy and exciting time. Son has been away for three years now and has broken us into what is expected of parents while their kids are off fulfilling their destiny (whatever that might turn out to be).  It will be an interesting time for all of us.

Daughter is not moving to  Wisconsin as shown in the postcard. She'll be less than an hour away.  I received this great card via Postcrossing.  Mapping was one of my subjects of studying while I attended the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario.  I love map cards.

Postcard Friendship Friday is hosted by Beth of the blog The Best Hearts are Crunchy.  All are invited to visit with her and add a link to their current postcard post.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Postcard Friendship Friday - Beautiful simplicity

"Colourful Giraffes" by Jeni Matheson 2013

Over the years, my sister has sent me a variety of postcards from IKEA and this is one of the lovliest.  I am volunteering at a running race series this week and these giraffe remind me of the runners mulling around just before the start of the race.  All that pent up energy just waiting to be unleased, but nothing really to do until the start.

I am volunteering at the Endurrun, which is a 8 day, 7 stage, 160 kilometre race series held in the areas of Conestogo and Waterloo, Ontario.

Beth, of The Best Hearts are Crunchy is the host of Postcard Friendship Friday.  Join her with a link to your recent postcard related post. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Postcard Friendship Friday - Sunflowers in Bloom

I was happy to receive this lovely card from Belarus.  Sunflowers are always so cheerful.  It is from , which I am interpreting as the Belarus Post Office. 

I don't know the common name for the bird, though the latin name is Cuculus canorus.

 Thanks to Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday.