Hot air balloons from Germany

Receiving a lovely postcard like this one from Germany reminds me why I enjoy(ed) Postcrossing so much!

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It’s one of the postcards sold by the postsallove.com web site – and I honestly had no clue they had any type of postcards other than those Greetings from… collection. Any day I learn something new is a good day! I’ve been looking through their web site for the last hour and I can pretty much say I WANT THEM ALL. I’m not going to order any because I have way too many blank postcards already and, well, my self control is great… and so on. ;)

Also, stamps! The bunny one is just awesome!

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New Orleans, USA

As my time off from work is coming to its end, I figured I should probably at least try to do something productive. At least something more productive than crocheting a donut, which was – honestly – the peak of my last weekend. Okay, not the peak, but it was a pretty cool thing to finish. :D

Anyway, today I’m sharing the two lovely postcards from the kind O’Neal, who sent them my way while in New Orleans. I have read about New Orleans online and saw tons of photos from New Orleans on some travel blogs that I follow, but these were actually the first two postcards I’ve gotten from New Orleans – ever! So happy! :)

Okay, so the first postcard is this:
crkvaI wasn’t a 100% sure what it shows, but after a little bit of research I can say it’s the Jackson Square, a historic park in the French Quarter of New Orleans. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960. In 2012 the American Planning Association designated Jackson Square as one of America’s Great Public Spaces. For more information, CLICK HERE! Awesome sunset (or maybe sunrise?) picture, btw. :)

The second postcard is this:
coffeeA lovely cup of coffee and beignets. Wasn’t quite sure what those were (click here!), except that they were OBVIOUSLY something I’d eat right away, so I went on and googled how to make one. I think I’ll stick to my leftover brownies from last night as they seem much, much easier to bake, but these beignets look like a tasty treat for sure!

Thank you, O’Neal, for beautiful postcards! I appreciate them a lot! :)

Great Ocean Road, Australia

Awesome view, isn’t it?! It’s showing the Great Ocean Road in Australia and it was sent to me by my new postcard pal Kathryn.

SlikaThe Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243 km (151 miles) stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Warrnambool. The road was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932, and is the world’s largest war memorial; dedicated to casualties of World War I. It is an important tourist attraction in the region, which winds through varying terrain alongside the coast, and provides access to several prominent landmarks; including the nationally significant Twelve Apostles limestone stack formations. If you’re curious to read more about Twelve Apostles, CLICK HERE! :)

Oh, and check out these awesome stamps!!

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Mail from O’Neal

Two lovely postcards from my postcard pal O’Neal! They arrived some time ago, but I haven’t had a chance to upload them here to my blog.

First one is this beautiful sunset — oh, excuse me, dawn postcard of Pittsburgh. Such a pretty postcard! As O’Neal mentioned, Pittsburgh is the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team…. I’ll just add – Pittsburgh Penguins too! ;)

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The second postcard is this cute M&M’s card. So shiny!!! As I told O’Neal right after I found it in my mailbox, I thought of putting it on my wall behind my desk… but it really reflects a lot of light, ha ha! I had to found a bit darker spot for it – which I did, so it’s all good. ;) And yes, looking at this postcard does make me crave M&M’s… or any candy, for that matter. :)

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Thank you, O’Neal!!! Great postcards, as always! :D

East Front of Mansion

This is a lovely postcard from my pal Hilarie. It’s showing a painting from 1792, attributed to Edward Savage, which shows the east front of the Mansion and the surrounding lands of George Washington’s 8000-acre plantation.

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Also, some really nice stamps! Slika

All of that combined with cute green shamrock and rainbow and whatnot stickers, well, because St Patrick’s Day was just a few days ago! :) Thanks Hilarie!

Louisiana & Oregon, USA

Isn’t it obvious who sent these beautiful postcards? O’Neal, of course. :)

This first one is showing the bald cypress tree. The little printed description on the card says, “The bald cypress three was made the official state tree of Louisiana in 1963. This tree can be found in many areas of the state, but it prefers swampy areas. Its shape depends on the amount of flooding in the area. It can be columnar, conical or bottle shaped.” Bottle shaped? I wonder what a bottle shaped tree looks like. :)

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This second postcard is showing the scenic Oregon coast at sunset. I can see myself getting a towel and spending a day on this beach on a nice sunny day. Yup, I can. :)

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Awesome stamps on both postcards, as always. :) Thank you, O’Neal! Your postcards are always very appreciated! :)