Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Limoon - Poppies Of The Moon

Sender: Sandra
Limoon - Poppies of the Moon

I love Limoon postcards and this is my second one thus far. <3  <3

Kizil Thousand-Buddha Caves

Sender: Peter Shaw
Kizil Thousand-Buddha Caves, Baicheng County, Xinjiang, China 

A corridor of murals depicting the legends of Buddha.

Girl With Lavender

Sender: SilviaM
Girl With Lavender

This is one of my favourite cards! I want to be like her, experiencing the smell of lavender from my arms and the fields where they are growing, and the lavender scented wind!


Sender: Monika
Berlin - a multiview

Lemonade On The Beach

Sender: Katya
Lemonade on the beach....But beware of the oncoming crab!

The Game of Hearts

Sender: Eqing

A love-themed card showing the girl throwing down hearts to the boy who is catching them. It's a different take on cupid's role/bow & arrow aim!  <3

Multiple Stamps

Sender: Jun
A handmade card by Jun showing 11 postage stamps from various countries.

The Princess Mononoke

Sender: Mitsuyo

The Princess Mononoke
(by the way, "Mononoke" is not a name, but a general term in Japanese for a spirit or monster)

A Studio Ghibli movie of a mystical battle between Animal Gods of the forest and humans. A lush visual delight.. As you can see by now, I am a big fan of Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli, and this is one of my favourite of all his films. Go watch it now!

Portrait of The Couple

Sender: Anke

Auguste Renoir, Das Ehepaar Sisley, 1868 (Portrait of The Couple Sisley)
The painting portrays the relationship of an affectionate couple, out walking.

Grave Of The Fireflies

Sender: Iris

A Studio Ghibli postcard, "Grave of the Fireflies" (Hotaru No Haka)

Set at the time of World War II, this animated movie is about the fates of two orphaned children who become casualties of war. I recommend you to watch it, if you haven't already. It is so moving, so beautiful, so sad, made me cry buckets..

Kissing Couple

Sender: Sandez
Couple Kissing, Sicily, Italy (2006)

"A kiss is just a kiss till you find the one you love. 
A hug is just a hug till you find the one you're always thinkin' of. 
A dream is just a dream till it comes true. 
Love was just a word till I heard it from you...."

A Rural Winter

Sender: Catherine
A beautiful painting by naive art artist Denis Bauquier, invoking the nostalgia of rural life in his childhood days.

Stanley Park's Totem Poles

Sender: Sharon
The amazing totem poles in Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The Golden-Domed Monastery

Sender: Alina
The St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, Kiev. 12th C.

Bohdan Stupka

Sender: Oksana
Bohdan Stupka - (1941 – 2012) popular Ukrainian movie and theater actor.
I think the card is showing a scene from a Polish historical movie, "With Fire and Sword" (1999).

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Hobbit

Sender: Linda
The Hobbit


Sender: BeckyS

Text on card:-
BILIKASANA: This is a slight variation on the human yoga pose known as Cat Posture. While cat yogis appreciate their recognition in the name of this posture, simply posing as a cat is slightly boring for them, so they prefer the variation.


[The real thing!:-
Bilikasana - Yoga Cat Pose
The Bilikasana is a a popular yoga warm up exercise, where you imitate a cat's movements by arching and hollowing your back. This exercise stretches and strengthens your abdominals, your shoulders and your back muscles. Move slowly and breathe in and out deeply and slow.]

A Fairy by Aurélie Blanz

Sender: Barbara
A pretty fairy postcard, Illustrator: Aurélie Blanz

“Aurélie Blanz was born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1973. She has been drawing since childhood, and illustrating children’s books was always her greatest dream. After graduating from art school in Paris, she began working for publishers in France, Germany, and the United States. She loves inventing figures, playing around with colors, and creating her own world. She also likes to be in touch with her readers, so she works with children in schools and at book festivals. Aurélie lives in Paris with her husband and three children.”

The fairy is wearing a dress that is similar to our traditional "baju kurung"  :-)

Cape North Lighthouse

Sender: Sandra
A lighthouse with a red and white checkerboard pattern.

Since the postcard did not identify its location, I Googled its image and found a lighthouse looking like the one pictured on the card: Cape North Lighthouse at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, Canada.

Sleeping on Wool

Sender: Jenny

A kitten fast asleep on a ball of wool! It's true then, that cats sleep anywhere...

Mask of Shaman

Sender: Rayman

Mask of Shaman
Inner Mongolia
Ewink nationality

Text on card: Shaman means sorceror or sorceress. This kind of mask was used for their religious ceremony. It is an instrument for ecstasy (contact to god) just like other holy instruments: crown, clothes, drum, wand.

Shamans are spirit mediums who have practiced divination, prayer, sacrifice, rainmaking, and healing in Chinese traditions dating back over 3,000 years. - Wikipedia

Fluffy Kitten

Sender: Joanna

Always cute and cuddly,
sometimes daft as a bat.
I think it's really a shame,
a kitten grows into a cat!

The Saviour's Transfiguration Church

Sender: Alex
The ancient town "Val" and The Saviour's Transfiguration Church in Zaslaue

Multiview Card from Holland

Sender: Diana

Aubergine Borshch

Sender: Alenaks
A Recipe for Aubergine Borshch
It shows the ingredients on the front of the card and the recipe on its back.

Borscht, which is sometimes also spelled borsch and borshch, is a vegetable soup that is almost always made with beets. The use of beets in this soup lend the dish a vibrant red color. The recipe on this card is suitable for vegetarians as there is no meat in it whatsoever. 

I'll definitely try to cook it for my family.