Friday, April 1, 2016

Happy Spring!! No wait...April Fools!

Polar Bear

Notes: Even though this is the post for April 1st, I'm actually writing it on April 8th.  So I know that even though it is technically spring, it has snowed almost every day so far in April.  For the most part, the snow has immediately melted as it hit the ground, but tonight it seems to be sticking.  I'm pretty sure that it won't get as deep as the snow this adorable polar bear cub is playing in, but at this point, I'm just ready for flowers and green grass and leaves on the trees.   Please come out of hibernation, Mother Nature.  PLEASE!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Complimentary Kitty

Taiwan TW-1869715 received 03-

Sent by: jenny1996
From: Taichung, Taiwan
ID number: TW-1869715
Notes: It's so nice that this sweet kitty misses me very much.  Especially considering I have never met this kitty, at least that I remember.  I'm not sure what the thought bubble says (besides 'with you'), as Jenny did not translate it for me.  I like to think that it is more compliments.    

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

An American Castle

USA US-3868284 received 03-04-2016

Sent by: USfirefly
From: Avon, Connecticut, USA
ID number: US-3868284
Notes: Most of the castle postcards that I post are from other countries, but this one is actually from the United States.  This is Gillette Castle in Hadlyme, Connecticut.  It was built between 1914 and 1919 for William Hooker Gillette, an actor, playwright and stage manager who is best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes on stage for 34 years.  The castle, also known as Seventh Sister, is now the center of Gillette Castle State Park, and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

Yes, I realize that I am behind on posting.  I've been very busy at work, sometimes even bringing work home with me, so I haven't felt much like posting.  Hopefully I will catch up soon.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

What's for Breakfast?

Russia RU-4499076 received 03-07-2016

Sent by: CatherineWinter
From: Volgograd, Russia
ID number: RU-4499076
Notes: I'm not sure if buckwheat porridge is a food that is available in the United States, but it looks interesting.  And just in case you had any doubts that this was Russian cuisine, there is that helpful banner in the upper left corner.  I think if I was going to try this, I'd try it with milk and sugar rather than with butter as I've never been a big fan of butter.  If anyone has any suggestions as to where I could look for this in the U.S., let me know.  

Monday, March 28, 2016

Brownish Mountain Majesties

Colorado - San Juan Mountains

For: North American Traveling Envelope Round Robin - Group 165: Typical Touristy Cards
Notes: These snow-covered peaks are the San Juan Mountains, located in southwestern Colorado.  I looked at this card a number of times before I saw that guy standing on top of the peak in the foreground.  Yikes!!!  The ridge in the background is part of Mount Sneffels.  That's a funny name - it sounds like the mountain needs a tissue!