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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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It was a week for firsts regarding Postcrossing.Firstly, I actually have a ranking! It may be the lowerst one (cause I’ve been neglecting this hobby for a few months – but I’m right back in it!). . Then I got my first ever hand-made card (below) from Taiwan; and lastly I got my first ever card in stead of postcard – and I love it cause it has a mermaid on it (waa-ay below).

TW-146048 From Taiwan

From Taiwan. The from tof the card means Spring. She writes when it is Taiwan New Year they paste theseup as çouplets’, then the meaning is ‘The whole year’s work depends on a good start in Spring.’ Lovely isn’t it!

BY-59884 - from Belarus

My first card from Belarus!

The card shows some typical landscapes and the sanctuary of Budslav, one of the most well-know Catholic pilgrimage places of Belarus.

RU-150386 From Russia

My scanner doesn’t do this card justice – it has all these lovely sparkles on.

I prefer not receiveing cards as such, but this one makes up for it cause it”s a mermaid. I love mermaids. When I was a little girl I wanted to be one (or have one as a friend). I used to doodle them in margins too 😉

Irina writes that she lives in Siberia – and reassures me that polar bears don’t roam their streets, and they don’t drink vodka every day. {I know exactly what she means – sometimes I still have to explain that we don’t have lion in the backyard, and tigers aren’t naturally from Africa anyway… oh, and we have internet too}

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