Sunday, 29 September 2019

Staring at trees

Carmi Levy recently posted ' Staring at Trees' - here.

Oscar has a fetish to do the same ... 

ever since once catching a squirrel.

However Gaby is too slow to ever help him out.

Sunday Stamps - Churches; Austria, Great Britain

I've used up all but one of my stamps containing churches.

Mariazell in Austria contains one of the most visited shrines in Austria.

Austria - 25 October 1952
The church contains an image of the Virgin Mary carved in wood which is said to word miracles. Over a million visitors a year visit the small town.

In 1972 Great Britain issued a series of stamps on the Architecture of British Churches. St Andrews in Letheringsett, Norfolk and St Andrews in Helpringham, Lincolnshire are the two that I showed before in 2016.

For another of Austria's churches and links to other churches check out the links at Sunday-stamps-churches.

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Sunday Stamps - Paintings: Panama

I have photographed the stamps I am showing this week as I cannot use my scanner with my Macbook Air. Both show paintings of sailing ships from the 17th to the 19th Century, but by different artists.

Panama 7 May 1968
Roque Camiero was a Portuguese painter who specialised in water colours. He died in 1935

Panama - 7 May 1968
Ludwig Lebreton (1818-1866) was a French painter and mariner. The American whaling ship, the Uncas, was built in 1828 in Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA. The ship is named after Unk, the commander-in-chief of the Indian Mohegan tribe.

For other paintings and artists just follow the links at Sunday Stamps

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.