Sunday 26 April 2020

Sunday Stamps - Things that Fly: USA

Really this ought to be 'Things that flew'. 

But without the first of these when would the others have come along,

USA - 22 May 2003
This was issued to commemorate the Wright Brothers' Kitty Hawk that first flew 17 December 1903 in North Carolina,

In 1968 the US air mail service passed its 50th anniversary and was commemorated by this stamp - 

USA - 15 May 1968
The plane is a Curtiss Jenny.

For things that fly (or flew) just check the links at Birds

Thursday 23 April 2020

The Grass is Greener

At least this horse thought it was greener the other side of the fence.

It soon realised that by turning its neck sideways it could reach that uncut greener stuff, especially now that the council has paused cutting the roadside verges.

In some places however you have to wonder what is going on.

This looks as if someone got too busy with a weedkiller.

Elsewhere blackthorn bushes have been massacred.

Which has robbed us of displays like this.

Nevertheless uncut verges have produced some pale blue wildflowers, now a shade of pink, that I have not seen before - can anyone tell me what they are?

There is no mistaking, I'm pleased to say, the blossom on the tree at the bottom of our garden - so lovely at this time of year.

Sunday 19 April 2020

Sunday Stamps - Blue: Algeria. USA

Looking for blue stamps today took me to some interesting places not least the Bardo Museum in Algiers.

Algeria - 1954
Previously a Moorish villa the Bardo National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnology in Algiers opened in 1926, The stamp shows the courtyard to the museum.

If this time of isolation is making you feel blue and a bit sheepish then this USA sheet of 14 May 2007 is just right for you - and me.

USA - Bighorn Sheep
For some cool blue stamps check out Blue Ice.

Sunday 12 April 2020

Sunday Stamps - Easter: Romania

I have really struggled with the Easter theme and could find no stamps. When I used google I came across these two from Romania from 2010 and 2011.

For more Easter stamps check out Seeitonapostcard

Sunday 5 April 2020

Sunday Stamps - Geology/Rock - Australia

As geology was one of my subsidiary subjects at University I'm a bit disappointed with what I could find this week. However two rocky spots in Australia came to the rescue in the end.

Australia - 25 August 1978
Australia - 23 August 2002
Broken Bay is a large inlet of the Tasman Sea located about 50 kilometres north of Sydney.

Gariwerd, the land is at the centre of creation stories for many of the Aboriginal communities in south-western Victoria. It is part of the Grampians National Park.

For more rocks and fossils, one of which I have on my desk, just visit the links at Seeitonapostcard.