Meow's Postcard Exchange

Back in early April, 2006, I put out a post on my main blog, asking if anyone wanted to join a Postcard Exchange ... this is still open. If you would like to join this exchange, just email me with your snail-mail address, and I will send you mine by return email, and there we go !!! Complete discretion is guaranteed ... your postal addresses will remain private and confidential, as (I hope) mine will to you. This blog is to display all the wonderful postcards I have received.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

I received this wonderful postcard from Karen. It is of the Mount Timpanagos Wilderness, which lies between American Fork and Provo Canyon, in Utah. The card says that "A key feature of this wilderness area is Mount Timpanogos. With a summit elevation of 11,750 feet, the mountain is the second highest peak in the Wasatoh Mountain Range. A network of hiking trails on the mountain's eastern side offers scenic view of alpine meadows, lakes and waterfalls." It looks like another beautiful place ... so many of them, I really want to do some more travelling !! Thanks, Karen, for the beautiful card.

I received this postcard from Devil Mood, over a week ago .. apologies for not having posted it before now. It is from Fuseta, a small fishing village in the South of Portugal, where she recently holidayed. She says the beaches are breathtaking, and you can almost be there alone, with no loud neighbours. It looks like an amazing place. Thanks so much for the card. I love it.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Yay, Blogger finally let me post these postcards ...

I received these wonderful postcards from Greeneyes a couple of days ago, as part of a little package. They are so beautiful.

This first one shows a variety of pictures from Newfoundland & Labrador ... what an amazing place.

This one shows a Bull Moose ... those antlers are incredible !

This one shows some colourful Puffins, who are inhabitants of Newfoundland. What interesting looking birds ... wish we had them here !!

This one shows an iceberg at Salt Harbour. Now, I'm wondering if it is like this all year around ... or are the icebergs only Winter things (don't laugh, I don't know this part of the world !!) What a spectacular photo !

This photo is also of icebergs. The blurb on the back of the card states ... "Although icebergs appear gigantic from shore, 7/8 of them remain below the water. Formed of pure ice, their white appearance is due to many tiny air bubbles reflecting white light."

This one says ... "Gros Morne National Park with its fiords, mountains, and spectacular ocean scenery is one of the most exciting areas in Newfoundland and in fact, all of North America."

"Cape Bonavista Lighthouse was first visited by Europeans in 1497, and the surrounding lands were claimed by John Cabot for King Henry VII of England five years after Columbus discovered the West Indies."

"The spectacular coastal scenery and rugged shores of Cape St. Mary's have been immortalised in Otto Kelland's popular Newfoundland folk songs "Let me fish off Cape St. Mary's."

I've gotta say, Greeneyes, you live in the most spectacular part of the world. I can't get over the rugged beauty of the area. It is just amazing. Thank you so much for all these wonderful cards.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

I received 4 more wonderful postcards from Rev. Shawn yesterday. It appears he is on a holiday trip from his home in Manitoba, all the way to Northern Vancouver Island. I must get out my Atlas, so that I can see what sort of distance this is. On the first card he stated that they had covered 2300 kilometres in 36 hours. From the time frame of the next 3 cards, it seems it was a 4 day trip to get where they are staying.

The first card is of the Canadian Rockies, showing a breathtaking view of Mt. Assiniboine. I must say, it looks absolutely stunning ... just like something out of a picture book.

The next card shows an aerial view of Vancouver, showing the inner harbour with 1,000 acre Stanley Park in the foreground and Mt. Baker, in Washington State, in the background. Rev Shawn says it was very hot ... 40ÂșC+ !

The next card is from Victoria (strange receiving a card IN Victoria, FROM Victoria !!). The photo on the card shows the Provincial Legislative Buildings, Victoria, B.C. Apparently it was designed by Francis Rattenbury. The beautiful building was illuminated in June 1887 in honour of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen Victoria.

This last card shows Travelling Orca, and comes from Northern Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada. What beautiful creatures these killer whales are ... I am always reminded of the magical movie Free Willy. Rev. Shawn says the weather is somewhat cooler than they had on their trip up, but is still wonderful. The kids are playing in the water, and they will be busy doing family holiday stuff. I am sooooo jealous. I hope you have a great time, Rev, and thank you so much for all the wonderful cards.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

I have received a few postcards in the past week, but unfortunately haven't had the opportunity to put them on this blog. So ..... here they are .....

This first one came from Tonia, from Ohio. It shows a yummy recipe for Ohio Buckeye Candy ... guess what I'll be making soon. Yum!! Thanks Tonia, what a wonderful card.

The next one came from FTS, from Colorado. It shows a valley in the Colorado High Country, resting among the top of the Rocky Mountains, somewhere between 11,000 and 14,000 feet high. It looks amazing, thank you so much for the card.

The last one came from Rev. Shawn, from Minnedosa in Manitoba. Apparently it has a small population of around 2,400, and is historically a Train Town. Now it depends on farming, tourism and an internet pharmacy ! It certainly sounds like an interesting place. Thanks for the great card.