The best thing about a man

…is his dog. This lovely Kirdiy card arrived tonight.  I love it!  It was sent by J. from a city I had never heard of, Rostov-on-Don.  Like me, she is a dog lover. The stamp on the left shows Friedrich Zander, a pioneer in the Russian space program. The next card is from P. in…

10 Beautiful Cards

This beautiful card is from P. in Nuremberg, who describes herself as a “passionate reader”.   Keeping with the literary theme, the accompanying stamp on the right commemorates 200 years of Grimms’ fairy tales. I visited Xian years ago to see the amazing Terracotta Army, but I must have sent all the postcards I bought.…

Latest Cards

In the past two weeks, I have received some really nice cards, stamps, and messages that I would like to share with you. My second card from Austria is a beautiful night view from J., the mother of a one-year-old girl. It was accompanied by this interesting stamp of the Schindler Chase House: O. from…

Commemorative Stamps

It has been a quiet week for official cards, but I got two lovely ones with great stamps. Here is a nice map card from the Netherlands: I like the fact this map shows overseas municipalities, neighboring countries, and city size. A., the sender, wrote a friendly message about her family and won me over…

Unconventional woman

Thanks to G. in Austria, this card, my first from that country, was waiting for me a few nights ago: Isn’t she beautiful? One of my wishes is for portraits of unconventional women, this photo of  Meret Oppenheim fits the bill perfectly. I was familiar with her most famous work, Le Déjeuner en fourrure,, and…

More Birds

These beautiful birds arrived today courtesy of R. in Denmark.  It’s my first card from that country and it did not disappoint!  Aren’t they beautiful? They are identified on the card as a shelduck, a yellow wagtail, a lapwing tern, red knots, and a gray plover. I had never heard of the red knot, but…

Ah! To Be A Bird!

I have received some great cards in the past 30 days.  Let’s start with this one: Miniature from The Life of Anthony Siysky, 1648: Grand Duke Vasily III receiving envoys from Anthony Siysky This card arrived on the very wet day before our recent typhoon and it took a battering. The damage adds to the…