Savannah, Georgia

It’s been forever since I’ve exchanged any postcards with O’Neal, but yesterday – this was in my mailbox. Two awesome postcards from Savannah, Georgia! Such a wonderful surprise!

First postcard is showing Fort Pulaski. Here’s what the little caption on the back of the postcard says: “Construction of this mighty fort began in 1829 and was not completed until 1847. Scars left by the Civil War mark the ancient walls which exceed seven feet in thickness. The fort was declared a National Monument in 1924.” There’s more interesting facts about it on Wikipedia, link HERE!

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The second postcard that arrived is showing Forsyth Park, also in Savannah, Georgia. “During azalea time, Savannah is transformed into a sea of color as thousands upon thousands of plants burst into full bloom. This scene shows the Forsyth Park Fountain which was modeled after the one in Place de la Concord, Paris, France.“, says the printed caption on the postcard. Read more HERE!
Looks like such a beautiful place!!

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Hamburg, Germany & I <3 San Diego & hot air balloons

I’ve changed my profile/wishlist on Postcrossing about two weeks ago because I felt it was just not specific enough and I was getting a lot of postcards that… well, honestly, are not the kind that I actually enjoy. Every postcard I get is very much appreciated, there’s no doubt about that, but a lot of them just didn’t have the “WOW!” effect when I pulled them out of my mailbox. So I added some specific themes and stuff that I like… and it seems to be working!

First, this great view card from Hamburg, Germany! Unfortunately, it got a little tear at the top, but it’s nothing major and the postcard is still in a good condition!

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Second, this cute “I <3 San Diego” postcard! The sunglasses on the little heart are funny!Slika

And third, this awesome hot air balloon postcard from Finland!

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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! :)

Badlands National Park

This postcard is – of course – from O’Neal. Who else would send such pretty postcards!?

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The postcard is showing a view of Badlands National Park. It’s located in southwest South Dakota and preserves 242,756 acres (98,240 ha)[1] of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United States. Established as Badlands National Monument in 1939, the area was redesignated “National Park” in 1978. Over 11,000 years of human history pales to the eons old paleonthological resources. Badlands National park contains the world’s richest Oligocene epoch fossil beds, dating 23 to 35 million years old. The evolution of mammal species such as the horse, sheep, rhinoceros and pig can be studied in the Badlands formations.

Oh Wikipedia, where’d I be without you… :)

Thank you, O’Neal! It’s a beautiful postcards, as always!

Springtime in Michigan, USA

This wonderful postcard found its way to my mailbox a few days ago. :)

It was sent by O’Neal, who took time and actually looked into my long, long “Favorites” list on Postcrossing web site.  Thank you O’Neal, the postcard is amazing! It will definitely keep spring on my mind during the cold weather! :)

I would post a scan of all the wonderful stamps as well… but my scanner is acting out and refuses to scan. Oh joy. :-(
Thanks once again! :)