Friday, August 31, 2012

Full mail box: Malaysia, Belarus, Estonia and Russia

Postcard from irani from Malaysia

Description: Different stages of the turtle life cycle. Adult turtles take about 30 years to mature before they can reproduce. Along the coast of Terengganu, east coast of peninsular Malaysia is the major nesting site for the green and hawksbill turtles.

Postcard from soporific from Belarus

Description: Rabbits

Postcard from Hellen2 from Estonia

Description: Lake Kumakese

Postcard from Yanchikke from Russia

Description: Vera Sibirtseva "Hurrying with Greetings" (batik)

This postcard is also from Yanchikke. It's not an official card, but she saw that I liked a few Northern Lights cards and sent it to me as well.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

USA - Raccoon

Postcard from coffeetreefarm from the USA

Description: Raccoon, Lake Cumberland, Kentucky

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Team Hardcore does Penticton...again

ironman 2012

Kelsey completed her third Ironman today. You can find all her results here. I still think she's a bit nuts, but wow, what a thing to accomplish! We weren't there this year, but we followed along from early this morning on the Ironman site.

Congratulations Kelsey!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

United Kingdom - Roald Dahl: The BFG

Postcard from Firefly1971 from the United Kingdom

Description: Roald Dahl (The BFG - from chapter 19, 'The Queen')
Reproduced froma stamp designed by Magpie Studio, featuring an inllustration by Quentin Blake. The BFG (c) Roald Dahl Nominee Ltd; artwork (c) Quentin Black 2012.

Issued by Royal Mail on 10 January 2012.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Switzerland - Stoos

Postcard from buebemami from Switzerland

Description: Stoos, 1300-1935 m

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Taiwan - Lukang Tienho Temple

Postcard from ?? from Taiwan

This *sad little card arrived in our mailbox today and because it took more than 365 days to arrive, I can't register it. And because I can't register it, I don't know who it's from. But thanks!!

Description: Lukang Tienho Temple It was built in the first year of the reign of the Emperor Yungli of the Ming Dynasty. The statue dedicated in this temple is the only one which was brought from the Meichou temple of Fukien in 1683. There are many precious historical data and religious articles displayed in this temple.

*Sad because I don't know who it's from...

Friday, August 10, 2012

Germany and Finland: Seals and Birds

Postcard from woodstock from Germany

Postcard from hennaeveliina from Finland

Description: Sanna Annukka, Bird Of Paradise

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Austrian Sign Language and views of Moscow

Postcard from Corydoras from Austria

Postcard from straniera from Russia

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Finnish Princess, Dutch cyclists, and Macedonian views

Postcard from Sillisi from Finland

You can't actually see them in the picture, but the musical notes, bows, and hearts have sparkles on them. Guess what J likes best about this card!

Postcard from Springveld from the Netherlands.

Description: image from Dick Bruna. He has a great website.

Postcard from anagahan from Macedonia.

J and I both think this is somewhere we should visit - look at the colour of the ocean. J thinks it looks much warmer than swimming in English Bay!

Friday, August 03, 2012

Multi-coloured water

For the next little while I'm temporarily doing some work in a department that isn't my own. The project I'm currently working on has been giving me a rather high dose of stress.

Luckily the corner I'm sitting in has a little door onto a little balcony.

From the little balcony there are views like this

looking north

And this

looking west

And when it all becomes too much, it's nice to know that I can walk out that door, take afar deep breathes of air, stare at the view and the stress will momentarily go away. It's also a great place to sit and read and eat lunch and great place to go to think when the office buzz gets too loud to concentrate.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Belarus, USA and the Netherlands–Bees, Animals and Wagon Wheels

Postcard from worldstreet from Belarus

Postcard from granniepeg from the USA

We got a card like this from Pennsylvania a few weeks ago…some similarities!

Postcard from lia69 from the Netherlands

Description: Lia says this is a typical old farm. There are still many farms in the Netherlands, but the farmers have built new, luxurious homes on them and they don’t look like this!