Saturday, September 17, 2016

Polar Bears (Isbjorn) from Norway

Isbjorn (Norwegian for Polar Bear)

Photo: Minden Pictures

This postcard is postmarked in 2016 from Norway.

If I am laying out like the bear in the front, I want the sun beating down on me while I'm on some tropical island.  No snow for me! 

Cats Playing Music and Fishing

Music all the way . . .

The 'cat band' is pretty cute  :D  I like the one fishing and listening to the music.

The sender writes:

May 31, 2016
Happy Summer! We just broke a record - of having the hottest day in 120 years.  Today the temperature soared to 42 degrees C.!  This is very unusual as the summer temperate rarely goes over 35 degrees C. (usually 32 C. is the max).

--Then they go on to talk about the commemorative stamp.  However the stamp is missing on the card  ;-(

Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrels, (Striped Gopher)

National Postcard Week
May 3 - 9, 2015

The thirteen-lined ground squirrel - Their coat pattern is unique, with 13 dark and pale stripes running the length of the back, the dark stripes are patterned with small white spots.  They burrow in prairies and fields.

This postcard was made by Pete Klinger and is number 47 in a limited edition of 100. 

A Golden Fronted Woodpecker

National Postcard Week
May 3 - 9, 2015

Golden Fronted Woodpecker on a tree stump in Alamo, Texas.

This limed edition postcard from Demaris Swint is a limited edition of 250. 

A Bluebird from Missouri and New York

Happy National Postcard Week!
May 3 - 9, 2015

Kelly Glazner
NPCW 2015

The Bluebird is the state bird of Missouri and New York.  These birds provide excellent insect control which makes them popular garden birds in the eastern Untied States.  People attract Bluebirds to their homes by offering nesting boxes.

This postcard is number 73 in a limited edition of 80. 

Swan Lake - The Best of Tchaikovsky

The Best of Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake
The Queen of Spades
The Seasons
Eugene Onegin

A Horse Drawn by Jaechul Yeon in Korea

The sender writes:

Dear Brenda,
The picture on the reverse side of this postcard is the Swift Horse drawn by Jaechul Yeon in Chun Chun, Korea.

A Manatee Mother and Calf

Manatees vocalize using chirps and whistles to maintain a contact between mother and calf.

Photo by Gregory Sweeney

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Manatees typically breed once every two years; generally only a single calf is born. Gestation lasts about 12 months and a further 12 to 18 months to wean the calf. 

Disney's The Good Dinosaur, A New Best Friend

Original Artwork of
"A New Best Friend"
by artist Joey Chou

WonderGround Gallery
The Art of Walt Disney World

This postcard is from the movie 'The Good Dinosaur' and was bought at Walt Disney World in 2015 for $ 4.95. 

The Elusive Moomaid

The fantastically rare, elusive Moomaid . . .

I think the artist is Rick London.

The sender writes:

Cow puns are moo-sic to my ears! They are udderly ridiculous!

Shelduck, Wild Ducks

The Shelduck is a genus of wild duck, the British representative being distinguished by its red bill, dark-green head and white collar.  The Shelduck is a surface feeder and has a variety of calls - whistles, quacks and ringing calls.

Bald Eagle, Northwest Wildlife

Bald Eagle
Northwest Wildlife

Photography by Joan Budai

The sender writes:
Hello Brenda,
We are visiting friends and churches in Idaho and Washington.  It is beautiful in the mountains.  Love God's creation.