I's time to get back to the blog. I have been a little busy as the title of this update implies. Before I get to the postcards for today, my Grand Announcement has to be made. On Friday, October 15th, my lovely Teena and I were blessed with the arrival of our 4th grandchild, and our 1st granddaughter . Ryann Lila Marie Moores has arrived. Strangely a lot of pink is showing up this time. Yikes, I may even have to start a pink stamp collection. She is certainly a little bundle of joy, though. And a pleasure to behold. Grandchild # 5 is due on January 01, 2011, so stay tuned.
On to postcards. Today's card are from the U.S.A , the U.S.A again, Germany and Belgium. The first card is from Los Angeles, Ca . and shows the L.A. skyline. Though this card is actually from Kimberly , a Postcrosser down that way, my son Parker, his wife and 2 small sons just returned from Los Angeles , having spent 5 days in Disneyland. It seems they had a ball, from the pictures that I saw. Kimberly used 2 stamps from a set of 5 featuring the Sunday funnies cartoon strips, issued in 2010, along with a 2003 American clock stamp.
The other U.S.A. card features a Great Egret. One of the largest egrets, this wading bird is often seen feeding alone in marshes , peering into the water with its neck stretched out , hunting fish and crustaceans. The card is from Jeanne who says she recently stayed in a dune shack on Cape Cod, without television, cell phones, or computers. Isn't that against the law ? Jeanne used 3 stamps , including the 2003 American clock stamp , a 2010 Scouting stamp and one other from the 2010 Hawaiian Rain Forest pane.
Card # 3 today is from Germany. Sonya sent this card along. It shows a section of the Berlin Wall near the Brandenburg Gate in November 1989. That's an East German policeman on top of the wall with West German policemen down on the ground. Sonya used 2 stamps from this current year. The one on the left celebrates 200 years of The Museum of Natural History. The stamp on the right is 1 of 2 designed by Udo Lindenberg.
The final card for today, from Brussels, shows us The Grand Place. It is the central square of Brussels. The square is the most important tourist destination and the most memorable landmark in Brussels. It was added as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1989. Francoise used a 2010 stamp celebrating 50 years of independence in the Congo.
That the update for this time. As always, your comments are always welcome.