Thursday, May 6, 2010

6 more postcards to share!

This week, Jack and I have received 6 more beautiful postcards!  I am excited to share them with you!

The first one is from Finland!

It's a picture from Northern Finland where there are many small mountains and winters are very dark, but the summers are very light!  There is a night where the sun does not set at all! 


The next postcard is also from Finland!

It's a cute little rabbit!!  The sender said that they see these in her garden all of the time and that in the summertime, they turn brown!! 

Next up.....France!
The Eiffel Tower shown in all four seasons! 


The next postcard is from Malasia!

It is a beautiful postcard of a flower from is a handmade postcard and the picture was taken by the sender!  It was taken on a warm sunny morning....


The next postcard is from Taiwan!

It's a lovely postcard showing Sun Moon Lake.  Sun Moon Lake is the largest natural lake in Taiwan as well as a tourist attraction. Situated in Yuchih, Nantou, the area around the Sun Moon Lake is home to the Thao tribe, one of aboriginal tribes in Taiwan. Sun Moon Lake surrounds a tiny island called Lalu. The east side of the lake looks like a sun and the west side looks like a moon!

Our last postcard this week is from the Netherlands!

I love this postcard!  It's called a Klomp Huis, and it's a tourist attraction in Holland. 

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Six more this week!

It was a great postcard week for us!!  We received 6 more!!

Our first is from China!!

This postcard is a picture of the sky and clouds with the caption "Gathering".    It is from China and the sender stated that each year is represented by one of 12 animals in China and this year is the Chinese Tiger Year! 


The next postcard is from not too far from where we are....
A postcard from New York City!

A beautiful black and white postcard with a scene of New York City and a listing of all the famous spots in the city!  It's been a few years since we have been there, but I think it's time to make another trip!!    The woman who sent it also drew a few pictures of some NY apple (for The Big Apple), a taxi (which you can see all over the city) and a hot dog (for the famous hot dog stands on the street corners!)  She is quite an artist...the pictures are great!


Our next is from Norway!

The sender is from Fauske, a small town in Nordland County.  Fauske is known for several marble quarries that are located in the municipality. The marble is exported to many countries, where it can be observed in many monumental buildings, among them the United Nations Headquarters in New York City!  The fourth picture down on the left is a scene from Geiranger.  Geiranger is the crowing glory among Norway's fjord district's pearls of natural beauty. Majestic, snow-covered mountain peaks, beautiful and wild waterfalls, lush, green vegetation and deep blue waters.


The next one is also from Norway!

It shows a scene from Skudeneshavn.  Skudeneshavn's old town, consisting of 225 wooden houses, is regarded as one of the best preserved in Europe. In 2004, it was voted Norway's "Summer Town" by listeners to NRK Radio. 


Next up......Poland!

This postcard is from Poland and shows the Renaissance Town Hall in Poznan.   It was used as the City's administration building until 1939.  The gothic town hall that preceded it on this site burnt down in 1536 and was replaced by the Italian architect Giovanni Battista Quadro with the present structure. 
The sender of this postcard also drew a cute picture for's a bumble bee!!  Another great artist!!


Our last postcard is from Germany!

It's of Lohr am Main....Lohr am Main (officially: Lohr a.Main) is a town in the Main-Spessart district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany. 

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Two more!

We were excited to see two more postcards in the mail yesterday!!

Our first was from Lithuania!

My son Jack thought this was great especially with his name right on the front!! 
The character on the front is a German advertising cartoon that was created in 1969 and was very popular in the 1970's and can be found on, amongst other things, chewing gum, T-and sweat-shirts, stickers, towels, plush figures, to a variety of stationery range with cards, wrapping paper and calendars. 
The sender is from Vilnius, which is the capital of Lithuania and is a very beautiful old town which is involved in the UNESCO list!


Our second card is from China!

It's a beautiful view of Jade Snow Mountain!
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is a mountain massif (also identified as a small mountain range) near Lijiang, in Yunnan province of southwestern China. Its highest peak is named Shanzidou (5,596 m or 18,360 ft). The view of the massif from the gardens at the Black Dragon Pool (Heilong Tan) in Lijiang is noted as one of China's finest views. The far side of the mountain forms one side of Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia).
Shanzidou has been climbed only once, on May 8, 1987, by an American expedition. The summit team comprised Phil Peralta-Ramos and Eric Perlman. They climbed snow gullies and limestone headwalls, and encountered high avalanche danger and sparse opportunities for protection. They rated the maximum technical difficulty of the rock at YDS 5.7

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

6 more postcards to share with you!

This last week, we have received 6 more beautiful postcards!!  I hope you will enjoy them as much as we have!

The first is from the Netherlands!
This picture is of a person sailing on the ice!  Jack thought that was pretty cool, seeing as he's only seen boats in the water!  The person who sent it said that in Holland, where she lives, if it's a strong winter, you can see this!!

The next card is from Canada!

It's a picture of the Royal Canadian Mint at sunset!  That's quite a building!!  It makes all of the coins for Canada, as well as for 50 other countries as well!  (That includes the USA!)  The Olympic Medals were made at the sister plant in Ottawa!

The next one is from Guatemala!!

This is a picture of the Quetzal, the national bird!  It is so beautiful!  The resplendent quetzal is an aptly named bird that many consider among the world's most beautiful. These vibrantly colored animals live in the mountainous, tropical forests of Central America where they eat fruit, insects, lizards, and other small creatures.

The next one is from Kazakhstan!!

This card shows the beautiful mountains of Kazakhstan...they are very close to the city!  Zailiysky Alatau is a 4000m+ peak situated in the Tian Shan range running between Almaty and Lake issyk-Kul. This region is paradise for trekkers, with various trails cutting through a region filled with glaciers, rivers, steep valleys, nomadic herders and panoramic views. Zailiysky Alatau is located near Küngey Alatau, another 4000m+ peak of Tian Shan. Alpinists and mountaineers may also be interested in summiting the mountain.

The next beautiful postcard is from St. Vincent and the Grenadines!

It's from the St. Vincent and Grenadines Carnival!  It looks like it's so much fun!  Check out the official website for the carnival at


Our last one is from Taiwan!
Jack really liked this one, it's a beautiful drawing of a train going over a bridge!  Jack loves his trains, and he thought this one was really neat!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Three more today!

Yay!!  What a nice surprise to find three postcards today in the mailbox! 

Our first one was Jacks favorite for today, and it came from Belarus! 

He loves the picture of the wild boars!! 
The card came from Brest, formerly also Brest-on-the-Bug and Brest-Litovsk.  It is a city (population 312,950 in 2008) in Belarus at the border with Poland opposite the city of Terespol, where the Western Bug and Mukhavets rivers meet.
Being situated on the main railway line connecting Berlin and Moscow, and an intercontinental highway (the European route E30), Brest became a principal border crossing since World War II in Soviet times. Today it links the European Union and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Our second postcard comes from the Netherlands! 
Totally cute!  I love cows, and Jack thought it was funny it was wearing wooden shoes!
It was from a young lady in Ternaard....
Ternaard is a small village in Dongeradeel in the province Friesland of the Netherlands and has around the 1400 citizens.

Our third postcard came from Réunion!

Réunion is a French island of about 800,000 people located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, about 120 miles south west of Mauritius, the nearest island.

Administratively, Réunion is one of the overseas départements of France. Like the other overseas departments, Réunion is also one of the twenty-six regions of France (being an overseas region) and an integral part of the Republic with the same status as those situated on the European mainland.
Réunion is an outermost region of the European Union and, as an overseas department of France, is part of the Eurozone. Due to its location in a time zone to the east of Europe, Réunion was the first region in the world where the euro became legal tender.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Another two postcards today!

Hooray!   We received two postcards today!! 

Our first came from Germany, although the woman who sent it is from Turkey!

Look at this beautiful castle!!  It's called Schloss Neuschwanstein....Neuschwanstein Castle  is a 19th-century neo-romanticist palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner. 

The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886.

Our second postcard came from Kenya!
It's a photo of a young Masai Girl...The Maasai (also called Masai) are an indigenous African ethnic group of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and northern Tanzania. Due to their distinctive customs and dress and residence near the many game parks of East Africa, they are among the most well known of African ethnic groups.They speak Maa, a member of the Nilo-Saharan language family that is related to Dinka and Nuer, and are also educated in the official languages of Kenya and Tanzania: Swahili and English. The Maasai population has been variously estimated as 377,089 from the 1989 Census or as 453,000 language speakers in Kenya in 1994 and 430,000 in Tanzania in 1993 with a total estimated as "approaching 900,000".   Estimates of the respective Maasai populations in both countries are complicated by the remote locations of many villages, and their semi-nomadic nature.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Two more this week!

This week we received two postcards!  The first one is from China!

It's a nutcracker!!  Jack really liked this...he always loves when the nutcrackers are out in the stores at Christmas time!


Our other postcard is from Portugal!

It's from the beautiful city of Evora.  I love the old architecture and the bright colors!!  Due to its well-preserved old town center, still partially enclosed by medieval walls, and a large number of monuments dating from various historical periods, including a Roman Temple, Évora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.