Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Indoor Vacation!

Sender: Shazza
"McCall Vacation"
From Bruce McCall's Serious Nonsense

Currently it would have to be gadgets replacing the idiot box, even on vacation!

Harry Potter's First Year

Sender: Nanami
Harry Potter and Ron Weasley attending to their lessons. I think they are in their first year at Hogwarts. Still cute and fresh-faced!

E-DA Theme Park, Kaohsiung

Sender: Hsin-Ling

E-DA Theme Park, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

A Greek-style environment consisting of major attractions like the ancient Greek temple and the blue and white city of Santorini.

Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans

Sender: Epollard
Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans
'E' is for 'Every'!
Ron Weasley to Harry Potter:-

"You want to be careful with these. When they say every flavour, they mean every flavour - you know you get all the ordinary ones like chocolate and peppermint and marmalade, but then you can get spinach and liver and tripe. George reckons he had a bogey-flavoured one once."

Imagine eating snot flavoured beans....ewwww!

The Ultimate Skybox

Sender: Alabama_ranger
"The Ultimate Skybox"
Bruce McCall's Serious Nonsense

'I' is for the 'Infield' of the baseball diamond. 
Aliens hovering to watch the game?!!

Baby Kitty Being Loved

Sender: Wilma

A mother cat loving her baby kitten by licking and cleaning it. I think baby kitty is only one or two weeks old.

Reading Woman Lying On A Garden Bench

Sender: Alienne
Reading Woman Lying On A Garden Bench, 1913
Carl Larsson 1853-1919
Paris, Louvre

'L' is for 'Lovely', 'Larsson', Lying', 'Lesen' (in German), 'Little' and 'Louvre'! Fantastic usage of letter 'L' in one card!! And I completely love this charming picture!

Layered Fruit!

Sender: Lama2
'F' is for 'Fruit'
An IKEA fun card!

Wooden Door in Portugal

Sender: Reggikko
Old wooden door in Portugal

'I' is for 'Intricate'

Ballarat Victoria

Sender: Joko61

Clockwise from left: Period costume and heavy horses create a sense of gold rush yesteryear at Sovereign Hill; inside the Robert Clark Conservatory at Ballarat Botanic Gardens; a replica fence recreates the scene of the Eureka Stockade.

Draw Me a Sheep...

Sender: Orphalia
"Draw me a sheep"

Illustration from "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Book excerpt:-

The first night, then, I went to sleep on the sand a thousand miles from any inhabited country. I was more isolated than a man shipwrecked on a raft in the middle of the ocean. So you can imagine my surprise when I was awakened at daybreak by a funny little voice saying, "Please ... Draw me a sheep... "
"Draw me a sheep... "
I leaped up as if I had been struck by lightning. I rubbed my eyes hard. I stared. And I saw an extraordinary little fellow staring back at me very seriously.

Terracotta Horse

Sender: Devlin
Painted ceramic horse. From the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, (Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor) China.

Fireworks at Taipei 101

Sender: Wei Ying

Text on card: Festivals excel at providing a main theme for marketing a city. With fireworks and the New Year's countdown - and now with Taipei 101, the world's tallest building - the New Year's celebration in Taipei attracts the world's notice year after year.

(Taipei 101 has been outranked by now. I think currently the world's tallest building is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.)

Lake Champlain

Sender: Volvomom
Picturesque Lake Champlain
'L' is for 'Lake'

Text on card: Malletts Bay, South Hero Island and the Adirondack Mountains, viewed here from the Wildlife Management Area just off U.S. Route 2 in Milton.

Apple Blossom in the Altes Land

Sender: Chiara64
Apple blossom in the Altes Land near Hamburg

Altes Land, a German region stretching along the Elbe river between Hamburg, Buxtehude and Stade, is particularly beautiful in spring, when the scent of apple, pear and cherry blossoms fill the air and the orchards are a mass of pastel hues.

I Miss My Brother ♥

Sender: Sssharonl heart is melting already....a sweet puppy missing his brother... ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

It is sent to meet my request for a 'Sentimental' card :-)

Brother and Sister

Sender: Alienne
"Brother and Sister"
A lovely illustration of a fairytale by the Brothers Grimm
'B' is for 'Brother'


When they came to the third spring the sister heard how its rushing sound said, "Whoever drinks from me will become a deer. Whoever drinks from me will become a deer."
The sister said, "Oh, brother, do not drink, or you will become a deer and run away from me."
But the brother had already knelt down by the spring, leaned over, and drunk from the water. As soon as the first drops touched his lips he lay there in the form of a young deer.
Now the sister cried over her poor bewitched brother, and the deer cried also, sitting sadly next to her.
Finally the girl said, "Be quiet, my sweet little deer. I will never, never leave you."

Fromage - Dessert

Sender: Sssharonl
"le fromage"

'F' is for 'Fromage'
A "Paris versus New York" card!

Point Lookout

Sender: Crizle
Point Lookout, Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia

'I' is for 'Island'

Roaming Cats

Sender: Petit Pilote

Art by contemporary artist Colette Brunelière. One of her favourite subjects is painting black cats roamimg the roofs and this card is a fine example. I love it!

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Sender: Marja40
The then Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima (2001), now King Willem-Alexander of Netherlands (after his mother Princess Beatrix abdicated in his favour after 33 years of reigning as queen) and Queen Maxima.

The Eternally Beautiful Marilyn Monroe

Sender: Phuleshouse
Norma Jeane Baker
Known as: Marilyn Monroe
Born: June 1, 1926
Died: August 5, 1962 (36)
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Actress/Singer/Model
Zodiac Sign: Gemini

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." _ Marilyn Monroe

A RAS card from Phuleshouse, a snowy white fairy! TQ! 

Angel of Passion

Sender: Stephany
"Angel of Passion"

It sounds like the title of a romance paperback novel!

Tsing Ma Bridge

Sender: Siriussmirks
The Tsing Ma Bridge, Hong Kong, seen at dusk

The Tsing Ma Bridge is the world's longest span suspension bridge carrying both road and railway traffic.

We need more fish!

Sender: Chouette18
A Viktoria Kirdy card of disappointed looking cats! Maybe because there is no more fish left to share?!