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Threadfin Butterflyfish

This has got to be the BIGGEST  {actual} postcard I’ve recieved so far. The in fo on the back is all in Russian, but I’ll trust that this is the fish’s zoological name: Chaetodon auriga.

Koli - National Landscape

It’s a Moomin stamp!

I think this view of Koli is breathtaking! It’s so open, and you almost wonder which is sky and which is water.

Phi Phi Islands, Krabi

This back view is bigger cause I want to show you all the stunning stamps that Nuch used. The one on the left is almost half the wifth of the card!

Greetings from Edersee

The Edersee is a large reservoir created by the construction, from 1908 to 1914, of a rock and concrete dam across the Eder river, near the small town of Waldeck in northern Hesse, Germany, to generate hydropower and regulate water levels for shipping on the Weser river. It lies at the northern edge of the Kellerwald.

George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver was an American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor.Much of Carver’s fame is based on his research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts and sweet potatoes. He wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops both as a source of their own food and as a source of other products to improve their quality of life.

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Two cards this week.

First one reminded me of Slartibartfast from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. He constructed the coastlines of planets, in particular the fjords. He won an award for his work on Norway.
Henk says he wouldn’t mind being on one of those cruise ships.
Apparently Norway, or Officially the Kingdom of Norway, It is one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe.
Ok, now this I really didn’t know: Artist, Edvard Munch, most popular for his painting The Scream, was Norwegian. In my first year at technicon I painted a bad replica of The Scream on a T-shirt. I wore it at least once a week – I loved it so! (Funny that in Norwegian the title is Skrik; In Afrikaans the word skrik means the have a fright.)

And lastly we have another cat card, or rather, adorable little kittens.

I love the stamp though. A sparkly fairy swinging on a leaf, surrounded by butterflies.

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Bit of a rush today. Received these 3 lovelies this week. Had a head scratch moment at the cat card, but then I remembered that I updated my profile that I LOOOOOVE kitties.

And since no month is complete with at least 5 cards from Finland 😉 I’ve updated that I would like some Grannies cards by Inge Löök (Of course I had to receive this one first to decide that I actually wanted to start collecting them) I think they’re cute, but their joke might be wasted on me… still trying to figure this one out 😕

Happy Postcrossing!

NL-379719 from Netherlands

DE-597036 From Germany

FI-810012 From Finland

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From Finland! Hanna sent this nature card of saimaa ringed seals. Unlike most other ringed seal species, Saimaa seals are found only in freshwater. Female Saimaa seals build lairs in snowdrifts near the shoreline rocks of the lake during breeding season.  Saimaa seal only exists in the Saimaa Lake system of eastern Finland, with only 270 individuals remaining in the wild.

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My first UNESCO world Heritage site card! Thank you Dana. This is Toas Pueblo in New Mexico. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years.

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Annika sent this card from Germany. She writes that she has just started this Postcrossing hobby and hasn’t received a card back yet. Not to worry, you should be receiveing cards from all over the world real soon! In South Africa we also have a Hannover! I’m intrigued by the flower stamp on the back, the Tränende Herz {bleeding heart}. I thought it might have been Germany’s national flower, but according to this expert, Germany has no national flower.

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