Christmas in 1964
I hope an angel brought some joy to your Christmas Day. We had rain instead of snow this year and the sun stayed hidden all day, making it a little dreary.
for Sunday Stamps - Christmas
and a few hours to the west, we come to the Emmental mountains in the western Alps.
Both of these ranges are relatively low in elevation with the Tatras slightly beating out the Emmental with a highest peak of 2,655 m to 2,350 m.
For Sunday Stamps - mountains
Back in the British Isles (1973) we have the mighty oak, which can grow more wide than tall
stamps with images, lyrics and music
A Mohawk lullaby called The Bear Will Dance and finally, from Newfoundland and Labrador, a dance ditty I'se the B'y that Builds the Boat
Autumn Leaves and Home
for Sunday Stamps - music
for Sunday Stamps - roads, train tracks, or bridges
“Gastown, Vancouver, B.C. — haunted history: Legend has it the Waterfront Station and several bars and restaurants in the neighbourhood are all haunted - making it home to more dearly departed but persistently present spirits than any neighbourhood in Canada.
“Red River Valley, Man. — the ox cart: In 1903, soldiers at Red River Valley’s Fort Garry claimed to have seen phantoms driving a cart pulled by a team of oxen pass through their post at night.
“Levis, Que. — Marie-Josephte Corriveau: In 1763, she was executed on charges of murder. Her soul was said to walk the road at night, approaching travelers and grabbing anyone passing by with her claw-like hands as she opened her blood-red eyes.
“Carcross, Yukon — Caribou Hotel: Built in the town of Bennett in 1898 at the start of the Klondike Gold Rush, the hotel is rumoured to be haunted by late hotel co-owner Bessie Gideon's ghost. She was supposedly buried in Carcross but a cemetery survey did not locate her grave.
“Halifax, N.S. — the Grey Lady: Legend has it that the spirit of the ‘Grey Lady’ wanders the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, mourning her lost love, strolling the second floor at night, smelling of roses and wearing a 19th-century dress.”
For Sunday Stamps - halloween, witches, or just plain scary
walking a yellow leafed road in a forest in Germany
pear, rowan, hazel, blackberry, horse chestnut
apricots and peaches
from San Marino
for Sunday Stamps - autumn, harvest, food
for Sunday Stamps - Asia
I love how the Clyde Auditorium (on the banks of the River Clyde) is now known by the nickname given to it by the people of Glasgow. It opened in 1997 and the name was officially changed in 2017. It has an auditorium that seats over 3,000 people.
I'm not sure either of these paintings would make me want to visit - though, in truth, I have been to both and found them spectacular in real life.
For Sunday Stamps - art/painting
New Zealand is Butterland according to an article I read on the beloved food. It seems this tiny country has a high consumption rate compared to other butter eating countries. It was a dietary staple by the mid twentieth century as this stamp from 1960 can attest (just look at the size!)
From an old growth forest tree (1967)
For Sunday Stamps - work, industry
The marten was once trapped for its fur.
The salamander is one of the largest in North America and likes ponds and wetlands that don't have any fish.
The blue snake, while not venomous, is aggressive and will chase you.
The swift fox now only occupies about 1/3 of its historic range.
For Sunday Stamps - endangered species
Because I don't collect creepy crawlies (and I am praying that no one posts any spiders - shudder) and I forgot I had no photos anymore (cry). So I was frantically searching through my Malaysia and Taiwan postcards thinking that's where most of the bugs stamps would be...
Then I remembered these stamps from Australia which a friend picked up for me when he was travelling. These beetles only live for between one day and two weeks. Apparently they also never lose their brilliant colours even after death, so anyone is able to see them in all their beauty in the Natural History section of Museum Victoria.
I wonder how many countries issued stamps for Tokyo 2020?
I'm going to miss watching sports that I never think about except every four years. But, we get to do it all again in 7 months for the winter games, which seems insane. But, of course it's not all over as there's still the Paralympics in a couple of weeks. I have no stamps for those.
For Sunday Stamps - Olympics or Japan
I have missed you all! Apologies for last week.
My computer finally crashed and it took a little while getting a new one and even longer getting it up and running with transferred files. It has been picked up today (Saturday) and I am still trying to figure it all out... the changes are at once small and great. some things have not been improved and I much prefer the old version. but all those coders must keep on creating, I guess.
Also, I lost many of my photos in the process so have to start over with inputting my stamps and postcards.
In 1965, Alexei Leonov became the first person to do a spacewalk. The map of earth behind him is interesting, and probably not at all as he saw it.
for Sunday Stamps - stamps from the 1900s