Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Catching Up With A Couple More Cards

Well, this is the 3rd day in a row , quite unusual for me. I hope my blogging in September can continue this way.

Today's first card is from Kenmare. Kenmare ( Irish : An Neidin, meaning "the little nest "" ) is a small town of around 2200 in the south of County Kerry, Ireland. Kenmare is situated at the head of Kenmare Bay, where the Roughty River meets the sea. It is an excellent area to explore both the Iveragh and Beara Peninsulas. The card is a wonderful street scape of the small town.It so reminds me of Duckworth Street in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.

David, who hails from Dublin sent this card back in July. He's on quite a trip as I write this. He is touring the  South Pacific area, having already visited Fiji, Christmas Island, American Samoa and Samoa. David used a great 2013 stamp featuring a cruise ship in the Port of Cork. It's from a set of 3.

This next card comes from Ankara, Turkey. Leslie's card arrived with her wishes of joy and blessings for me and my family. The words on the front of the card I believe mean "May your holidays be blessed ". Thank you Leslie for your kind words. And, yes I think I am blessed , with great health, great family and great friends. Here's Leslie's card

Leslie used 2 very fine stamps on her card . They are 2 of 4 in a 2013 set commemorating 150 Years of Stamps in Turkey. I think the 2 stamps on this card are 2 of the nicest stamps I have seen this year, and I've seen lots. Combined with the other 2 in the set, they make a wonderful souvenir sheet. Have a look.

A small herd of Guernsey cows arrived on this next card. Jean Pierre sent this from Alderney. Alderney is the most northerly of the Channel Islands. It is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a British Crown Dependency. Oh yes, Guernsey cows are renowned for the rich flavour of their milk. Moo along with these guys. 

Jean Pierre wrote the card in Alderney, posted it at Guernsey Post and used one Guernsey stamp and one Alderney Stamp. The Guerney stamp was issued in 2009 and is from a set of 10 Wild Flora stamps. The Alderney stamp is from 2012 and is from a set  of 6 commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Charles Dickens. 

Now , the final card for this time is another street scape , this one is a non traditional view of Cape Town, South Africa. Quite colorful but not much like the one above from Kenmare. The area shown on the card is Bo-Kaap, an area of Cape Town formerly known as the Malay Quarter. It is situated on the slopes of Signal Hill above the city centre and is known for its brightly coloured houses. 

Bruce used a great topical stamp from 2012 featuring an elephant. It's from a booklet o10 stamps featuring the Baby Big Five.

I think that's another update put to bed. Thanks for cards going out to Bruce, Jean Pierre, Leslie, and David.
Drop by again tomorrow and I'll try and make it 4 in a row. Tomorrow's cards come from Malaysia, Estonia, Mexico, Romania, Jersey and Montreal, Canada. That should make for a pretty good lineup. Take care. 

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