Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday Afternoon Landscapes

Happy Happy Wednesday Readers! I hope that the middle of the week finds you with a box full of mail and a great weekend in site. As Summer progresses here in the heartland, the grass is brown and crumbling, the trees are wilting, the breeze is warm which offers litte relief and even the birds are sluggishly hopping on the ground, beaks open and panting like dogs.  What better time of year to get a handful of postcards featuring impressive landscapes from around the world? Who knew that sunsets and bridges could make the driest of days seem a little cooler. Enough chat, its postcard time!

A brilliant Summer sunset from rural Ohio makes it's way from Heather. What better way to end an evening than with this view from your porch? Thanks, Heather!

The sun may have set but the bridge lights shine bright on the Mississippi River in Davenport, Iowa. The river actually runs East to West along the banks in Davenport, normally the waters of the "Mighty Mississippi" flow North to South.

An sends an aerial view of the Mount Washington neighborhood in Pittsburgh!

On the other side of the world a traditional Japanese coin has been molded from the sand at Kagawa--a famous sightseeing spot for natives and travelers alike. 

From one coast to another! Susan in California again torments me with breathtaking views of The Golden State. This time from Ventura Pier, one of the oldest in the state, a favorite spot for fishing and sunsets. The pier was originally build for commercial shipping. Thanks Susan :)

Some where, some one or something is willing me to the beach..... check out this beautiful seaside rock formation in China!

Okay, this is really more of a city scape than a land scape but I just love this view so much! Thank you to Shiho in Southern Japan for sharing this card; the structure you are looking at is "The Sky Tree" in Tokyo, the tallest structure in the country!

That's all for me today readers. I promise to come by tomorrow :) Happy Mailing

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Holy two weeks later and Happy Saturday, readers? Remember me? The gal that is supposed to be the author of this blog? I have totally fallen off of the face of the Earth when it comes to updating and even sending mail! I feel like a failure. I cant not explain to you how much mail I have to photograph and catch you all up on, letters that need reply are (still) piling up and swaps are coming due left and right! What is a girl to do???

Thanks to everyone who sent me an e-mail or dropped by the Facebook Page to check on me. I've got a lot to do so lets jump in to some mail!

Anna and her family send an artist rendering of St. Petersburg, Russia's Summer Garden!

Along for the ride comes a Russian stamp that I have never gotten before :)

From Bangalore, India, Col. Akhil sends a card showing off the architectural beauty of  The Five Rathas (or chariots)--a set of five rock temples surrounded by a sandy compound!

A bright and lovely view of the Bear Rocks area in what is called the Dolly Sods Wilderness. I have never been to West Virgina but with views like this, I may have to reconsider! Thank you to Kyra for sharing.

Some new stamps from Germany make their way to my mailbox today....

...attached to this whimsical and weird postcard from Chan :)

Veronika in the Czech Republic sends a card featuring a few cartoon heroes! The comic is called "Ctyrlistek" which means Four Leaf Clover! Ha, this is a pretty cool card, thank you Veronika :D

I just loved the Jungle Book! Even though the Tiger was my favorite character, I was glad to find Baloo and Mowgli in my stack of postcards. It really made me smile because this afternoon in the bank a man was reading the book to his daughter while they waited to be seen by a banker :) Thank you to Jennifer in California for sharing!

I've said it a thousand times but I just love getting an art card in the mail. Finally, a Picasso! "Reclining Nude" (1932). Oil on canvas.

Hooray for a Waldo card!!!! I really should buy this set to send out seeing as I get excited every time they come in! I don't feel like Waldo was actually trying to hide this time buuuuut kudos if you can find: a snowman on skis, someone taking a photo, and a girl without her skates :)

From Erika comes a view of The Biltmore Estate in Ashville, NC. This home is the largest in the United States.

A letter comes from Tamara!

A very pretty card with a great letter inside makes its way from Kimberly!

That's all for me today readers! I have a ton of work to do to get back to all of my great pen pals! I hope you all are having a great weekend, I'll try to not disappear for so long again! Happy Mailing x0x0 randi