|The exploits of Norse explorer Leif Erikson are known through Icelandic sagas of the 13th century.|
He's believed to have reached North America c. !000AD and landed at Baffin Island. Labrador and Newfoundland.
Earth Hour, when we are encouraged to switch of all lights for an hour from 8.30pm each year, was begun in Sydney, Australia in 2007 and has spread around the world.
Earth Day is an event celebrated on 22 April with events held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It has been held since 1970. The United Nations General Assembly declared 2008 as the International Year of Planet Earth to increase awareness of the importance of Earth sciences for the advancement of sustainable development. UNESCO was designated as the lead agency. The Year's activities spanned the three years 2006-2009.
I wonder how many of us recognise the events commemorated by these stamps.
For other 'E' related stamps visit Sunday-stamps-e. at See it on a postcard.
Sunday, 16 September 2018
Sunday, 9 September 2018
I have gone back to the 1960s for 'D' Stamps this week.
|Great Britain - 28 August 1961|
For doves and the CEPT emblem commemorating the centenary of the Post Office Savings Bank.
From a set for British Wild Flowers issued on 24 April 1967 -
Move over to Sunday-stamps-d to see more 'D' related stamps. I have to do that and also go back there to see what others posted for 'C' which I missed while on holiday.
Thursday, 6 September 2018
Towards the end of the season some holiday streets empty a little just like this in Cornwall.
There is barely enough room for vehicles to pass each other. The street steepens round the corner where on the left there is a public footpath to Mawgan Porth. And then -
|Uphill in St Mawgan|
The entrance to where we are staying is just beyond that red car.
|Bollards outside the church ready for wedding cars|
The building with the blue sign is the Falcon Inn, the Post Office and village shop is down the street to the left.
Turn round and then right over a small bridge, a narrow street leads out of the village.
|Up the street to Treance|
However an interesting test is on the pitch and putt course on the right of yet another hill.
For photos on other streets walk over to Thematic-photographic-423
Sunday, 2 September 2018
As we are on holiday this week the images I'm showing are from the internet - but I do have the stamps at home.
|Belgium - 30 June 1960|
Memorial of Congo's Independence
You might argue that the next stamp should be for K, but I spell Copenhagen with C.
|Denmark -5 May 1979|
500th Anniversary of Copenhagen University
I would appreciate someone telling me what the diagram represents.
I could not resist showing this Danish Northern Issue of swans.
|Denmark - 9 September 2009|
Now you may fly off to check other C stamps at sunday-stamps-c.
Thursday, 30 August 2018
This is a view from the window in our hotel room in Padstow.
But when it gets dark we need
The view outside changes too
|More lights on|
That's it for this holiday week. See more at Thematic-photographic-422.
Sunday, 26 August 2018
By a coincidence two of the countries I have this week begin with 'B'. However their subjects are also related to 'B'.
|Belgium - 10 September 1953|
Baudouin came to the throne after the abdication of of his father King Leopold III. Baudouin was the fifth king of the Belgians from 1951 until his death in 1993.
The marine life on the Belize Coral Reef includes this fish -
|Belize - 27 February 1984|
Four-eyed Butterfly Fish
The species gets its name from the dark spots on its dorsal fin.
I wonder whether it contains many bones.
|Canada - 5 May 2016|
Dr Leonard 'Bones' McCoy
Even if you are not a Star Trek fan you may pick the bones of more 'B' stamps at Sunday-stamps-b.
Tuesday, 21 August 2018
I can only drool over the many, many things in Carmi's photo this week and keep my eye on more mundane sights.
|A chattering of starlings|
You can hear them from some distance away.
This is the time of year when many berries appear.
|Many, many elderberries from just one flower head|
The oak trees have many clusters of acorns like this - before the squirrels start to stash them away.
The rattling of some seed heads may catch your attention.
|Many, many seed heads - but count the seeds and there's even more.|
Some trees have already begun dropping their fruit.
|Beech mast on the footpath|
I guess you could say that that would have qualified for the 'floored' theme last week as could -
|Many, many pebbles in our drive.|
But how did those two weeds get there?
You may dip into many, many scrumptious things at Thematic-photographic-421.