29 March 2023

iron stairs


cast iron staircase at Bay City (MI) City Hall

received from US

28 March 2023

cave monastery


The Assumption Monastery of the Caves,

A cave monastery carved out of a cliff in Crimea from the 15th C

something I think I should have known (but have forgotten?) is that a cave dweller is called a troglodyte.

26 March 2023

highs and lows


A December getaway on a calm beach in Aruba, one of the islands in the Netherlands Antilles

Whereas Aruba is mostly flat, a little further south you can find these 1,000 metre high cliffs at Mount Roraima in northwestern Brazil (as well as Guyana and Venezuela)

two very different coastlines for Sunday Stamps

25 March 2023

eiffel tower


world trip PARIS  good thing they went before all the troubles of today!


24 March 2023



Maison & Atelier Horta, Brussels

designed by Victor Horta in 1898 as a home and studio. It is now a museum celebrating the art nouveau architect.



Mary Cassatt

Edward Hopper

23 March 2023

9 pointed star


It took around 200 years to build this Renaissance fortress town. It was built in geometric harmony, but in the end no one wanted to live in such an obsessively ordered town.

21 March 2023



information card from Malaysia, featuring a favourite food - satay

19 March 2023



Northern Velebit National Park. The Velebit mountains are the largest mountain range in Croatia. The whole range is a nature reserve.

The Cabot Trail is a scenic highway on the northern tip of Cape Breton Island through the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.




some greenery for Sunday Stamps

16 March 2023



Melbourne has the largest urban tram system in the world  

260 km with 493 trams in a most diverse array of designs.

received from Australia, 2013 

14 March 2023



Alice in Wonderland

two very different Alice's, both received from Russia, 2018

13 March 2023


we are having more snow ... a good day to stay inside and do handwork

artist: Victoria Kirdiy

12 March 2023

sun, sea, sand


a stamp issued in 1967 for the new flag designed by artist and sculptor Sir Reginald Samuel. the rising sun represents the dawn of a new era with the points for the six parishes and the island of Barbuda.

a flag for Sunday Stamps

11 March 2023

10 March 2023





two does in evening wear




Keith Harrop, from the US

09 March 2023

08 March 2023


 International Women's Day





laundry is the drudgery of women the world over. but, I actually don't mind it. and I especially love fresh air dried linen and pyjamas which I will be crawling into later today as I nurse this dratted flu I seemed to have caught. 

06 March 2023


1905-1999  (c 1910)

345 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg. 900,000 square feet. 

The western Canada flagship store for the Eaton's department store.   Demolished in 2003 for a sports arena

05 March 2023



Czech mountain dog

some cute puppies born in 2021 for Sunday Stamps

03 March 2023


Today is World Wildlife Day

a small animal with wings of a bird, antlers of a deer that lives in the forests in Bavaria.

02 March 2023


Today is World Book Day

I wish my copy of Pride and Prejudice has such a cover, but I'm happy to have received this postcard.

27 February 2023

light fantastic

here is the bird that never flew, here is the tree that never grew, here is the bell that never rang, here is the fish that never swam

26 February 2023



two stamps (1979 and 2004) of the Quebec Winter Carnaval featuring the snowman mascot Bonhomme Carnaval
for winter or snow

24 February 2023

crimea bridge


from Ukraine (sent 4.11.22)    artist Yurii Shapoval

on this grim anniversary.  not forgetting that Crimea itself was invaded by Russia in February 2014 as was the Donbas region.

Slava Ukraini

23 February 2023

urban owl


This is a different urban owl from the one that escaped from the Central Park Zoo earlier this month. His name is Flaco and capturing him has proved elusive. He seems to be thriving in the 'wilds' of Central Park and has acquired quite a few fans.

22 February 2023



With a name like 'Aloha', you might think this motel was in Hawaii. But, no. It is located in San Antonio, Texas

NEW, and with heated swimming pool, beautifully landscaped grounds, completely air-conditioned. TV and music by Muzak in all rooms. A delightful and friendly place to relax and enjoy one night or a whole vacation.

21 February 2023

pancake tuesday


Fat Tuesday, aka Shrove Tuesday, aka Pancake Tuesday, aka Mardi Gras, makes me think of New Orleans

19 February 2023



Some of you may know this as an aubergine, but I know it as an eggplant (though, more and more, I find myself using aubergine)

an 'E' for Sunday Stamps

17 February 2023



There has been no skating on the Rideau Canal during this year's Winterlude as the ice is not thick enough. For that, 10 - 14 consecutive days of -10C to -20C is needed. Apart from a 2 day cold snap at the beginning of the month, it has barely gotten below 0C