I love this EuroMaidan Christmas Tree card that arrived yesterday:
It’s topical and captures this moment in history beautifully. I had read about the protests in the news, but it is very special to get this card from someone to whom this movement is personally significant. S. from Khmelnytskyi has sent me a postcard I will treasure for its historical significance.
Here are the many beautiful stamps:
I also got two animal cards from the Netherlands this week. Here’s the first, forest birds from J.:
I want to learn to identify more birds, so while I have to translate the names, it’s a really useful card and I appreciate it. I was surprised to read that it was 12 degrees C there on January 6. That’s unusually warm!
According to Y., Zeeland is “the most beautiful part of Holland”, where every day is a holiday. How cool is that! She enjoys amazing nature and many cute seals like this one:
I just want to reach out and touch this cutie!
I love the older stamps Y. used:
The beautiful one in the center is one of those December stamps that you wrote about, duuj. I would love to link to your post about them here, if you give me permission.
I got these beautiful whitetail and rare whitetail albino deer from J. in Michigan:
In Grand Rapids,, on the day of writing, they had a huge snowstorm so her office was closed and she was at home. I love snow days and pray that we get one soon.
Speaking of which, here’s a snow scene from Germany:
Look at the baby foxes on the stamp:
Aren’t they adorable? You can totally see which is the shyer one, right? This is from a series of baby animal stamps and I would love to get more of them.
I do love a good beer and now I just have to drink my way through all the ones (I’ve already tried the Chimay) on this card:
H. wrote that most women prefer to drink wine to avoid a beer belly and she’s probably right. Not me, though.
Peep the cool stamps:
Bouvier des Ardennes, Eurasian Teal, and from the Voyage Through the 20th Century series, Pierre Teillard de Chardin and Max Weber.
From V. a Dutch expat in France, a nice recipe I have to try for brunch on Sunday:
Check out the elegant simplicity of this France-Singapore joint release celebrating fashion:
C. from South Dakota sent this local card, writing, “PowWows are majestic!”:
I imagine they must be and would love to experience one someday.
Here is a blacksmith from L. in Belarus:
I admire true artisans and love to see them at work.
The stamp, which shows History of National Communications is quite clever, I think:
For my little collection of reading women, the very kind C. from Frankfurt sent this lovely addition, Elizabeth Reading by August Macke:
I love the colors and the brushwork.
And finally, from D. in Switzerland, a nice photo: