Friday, January 25, 2019
A rare species found in Southern and Western Arizona into Sonar, Mexico. The desert tortoise feeds mainly on grasses and herbs and burrows into the ground during periods of extreme heat or cold.
Photo by Paul Berquist.
(I am guessing this card is from the 1980's.)
Painettu kierrätyskartongille Suomessa
(Printed on recycled paperboard in Finland)
The artist is Elina Jasu of Finand, and she autographed the back of this unused postcard for me. I bought it in Finland at an International Postcrossing meet-up in 2017.
The sender wrote the translation:
From now on, it is me who speaks!
He also wrote:
Dear Brenda and Jack,
I send you my best wishes of happiness for your union with this humorous postcard. My wife and I just celebrated our 57th year of marriage!
This funny postcard was made by 'les animaux de Barberousse' (Barbarossa's animals).
It was postmarked in 2018 from France.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
New Zealand's famous mountain parrot.
These audacious birds often live around the snowline, apparently knowing no cold or fear. Easily approached and fed, they eat all kinds of things - especially bright, shiny, chewy, or colorful objects..... that may be attached to your car. Although amusing, they are potentially destructive and dangerous - anything could get pecked, including eyes (colourful and shiny).
This postcard was postmarked in 2017.
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Photo: Benjamin Albert Smith
This postcard is from New Zealand.
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The New Zealand sea lion, also known as Hooker's sea lion, is a species of sea lion that primarily breeds on New Zealand's subantarctic Auckland and Campbell islands. It numbers around 10,000 and is perhaps the world's rarest sea lion species.