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Thursday, 19 September 2019

Good Fences on a dog walk in Michigan

Recently in Michigan the road down which I walked my daughter's dog (one at a time) passed fences like these.









I just hope this head does not finish up on a fence. Good Fences.


Sunday, 15 September 2019

Sunday Stamps - Commemorative Victoria and George VI

After what seems a long break to me I thought I would return with two early stamps from my collection.

Queen Victoria - Diamond Jubilee 1897
And from the week before I was born - 

Coronation of George VI and Queen Elizabeth
For other commemorative stamps just follow the links at Sunday-stamps-commemorative.

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Daily Walks in Michigan

Going for a walk in Michigan is certainly different when you are 3.2 miles away from a paved road. Not that there are any sidewalks (pavements even there)

At least I get the chance to walk the dogs.

Finn and Oscar in Stoneycreek Metro Park
Although it's more usual for me to walk them one at time, in turn, on separate days including Gabby, a Labrador.

On rare occasions in England I may see a deer, more often that not just as road kill. Here I can seen  them daily along Oakwood.

One of many viewed through the trees.
I still have to see one along the aptly named Deer Trail where I walk the dogs.

At home I record the types of bird I see each day and occasionally I'll see a heron circling the village. Here I just have to look outside to see whether - 

Harry's home 
Other birds are more difficult to see in the dense banks of trees. All I have managed to see reasonably clearly is this unknown in a tree in the back compound.


When it comes to insects the dogs were nosing this on the garage floor.


Fortunately there have been no flies this size on me.

Yesterday along the side of the Detroit river I was glad that I don't see buildings this size on my walks at home.

GM Renaissance Centre
Another thing that that is different here is that I can watch a Premier League match on TV - no subscription required - Burnley v Liverpool shortly.


Sunday, 25 August 2019

A Humdinger of a Day

The wasps told me to buzz off the back deck at my daughter's house this week.

However how the day turned into a humdinger when I transferred to the front porch as I'm sure you will agree.





Sunday, 18 August 2019

Sunday Stamps Z4 - South Africa: Zebra

When it came to learning the alphabet I always knew that 'Z' always stood for - 


Zebra
Because of that I must show (again) the South Africa stamp - 

South Africa - 20 November 1954
So ends the fourth A-Z round of Sunday Stamps. Check out other endings at Sunday-stamps-z.


Sunday, 11 August 2019

Sunday Stamps - Y4 Great Britain, Yugoslavia

'Y' turned out to be more difficult than I expected until I found a stamp depicting a roof boss from a church within 40 miles of where I live.

Great Britain - 27 November 1974
The boss from York Minster represents The Adoration of the Magi.

I had to resort to a tourism/sightseeing stamp from Yugoslavia for my second stamp.

Yugoslavia - 8 July 1972
There is a church on this stamp as well. However I have not established its exact location.

For other 'Y' related stamps visit Snoopy at Sunday-stamps-y. and follow the links.

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Sunday Stamps X4 - USSR, Great Britain

I had to be eXtra creative to find some stamps for the letter X. After eXploring all my albums I came up with just two.

USSR - 24 April1974
Expo 1974 was the first environmentally themed world's fair so the USSR's flora stamp could not have been more appropriate. Expo 1974 was held at Spokane in the USA.

The Emperor Dragonfly from Great Britain made it easily into this post.

Great Britain - 12 March 1985
With a Latin name of AnaX Imperator how could I leave it out.

To see how others have dealt with X check out the links at Sunday-stamps-X. and xeric!