17 August 2019

102 years old

Pike Place Public Market
opened August 17 1907

"Seattleits may be coffee snobs, but they're coffee snobs with good intentions who really know their stuff" ~ Cafe Vita Public Brewing School, Pike Street

16 August 2019


artist: Victoria Kirdiy

I wish you happiness 
like sparkling dew on the flowers 
and an endless midday sky

15 August 2019


Every two years, Belgium lets loose with the begonias and creates a carpet for the Grand Place in Brussels. This one is from 2004. Each carpet is made from over a million flowers and is put together by volunteers from all over Belgium.

14 August 2019

mostly England

A map of Great Britain with Northern Ireland seemingly as an after thought (no worthy illustrated icons in NI?)

13 August 2019


There are fewer, and smaller, icebergs off the coast of  Newfoundland and Labrador, but I'm sure the ones left are still a magnificent sight.

11 August 2019

Sunday Stamps - Y

Snoopy has always been my favourite Peanuts character — doing his happy dance, or as the WWI Flying Ace on his Sopwith Camel biplane/doghouse. Snoopy began his fantasy career as a fighter pilot in 1965. I always thought his scarf was red (as it is usually shown), but this 2001 stamp has him bedecked in yellow.

And, as a bonus (while researching the colour of his scarf) it seems that during a story line from August 7-10, 1968, for the one and only time, it was revealed to be Snoopy's birthday!

August 10th

His first appearance was in October 1950, and he would have been about a year old then, so by now would be an astounding 70  — or 490 dog  — years old this weekend.

for the letter Y - yellow