Monday, February 28, 2011

Malaysia- Kota Kinabalu


A nice postcard from Niilo when he went to Malaysia in Kota Kinabalu. It is a beautiful Moth Orchid ( Phalaenopsis amabilis), a City Flower of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. It encapsulates the exotic appeal of the island of Borneo and reminds us the wonderful flora and fauna that can be seen here.

Michigan-Songbirds


This is another postcard that I received from Nancy in Michigan, USA. In this card are the beautiful songbirds (American Goldfinch, Red Winged Blackbird, Evening Grosbeak). These birds can only be seen during spring.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Australia- Wildlife (Whiptail wallabies, Platypus, Koala


A private swap postcard from Penny of Australia. This is my 2nd card from her. In this card are morsupials or animals which carry their babies in a pouch. The platypus is a bit different as it also lays an egg.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

USA-Southern California


The nice view of Hollywood. This is from Penelope.

Australia


Wildflowers of Australia. This card is a private swap from Penny. She live in a very small rural town with lots of space and wildlife especially kangaroos.

Canada- Ottawa


The wonderful flowers again,Tulips. But this one is from Canada. Tulips are annual gift from Netherlands, a symbol of "thank you" for allowing the Dutch Royal Family refuge in Ottawa during the German occupation of the Netherlands. Alyssa is a 19yrs old student from University of Ottawa. She is taking up History.

USA- Michigan


Michigan is called the "Mitten State" because of its shape and surrounded by great lakes. This card is from Nancy of USA.

Russia


A good painting on this card from Rustem in Russia. A student from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology who is fond with classic music and also sited reading as his hobby.

Germany


From Northern Germany, it is from Grit. A unique shape of a snow that it looks like a flower but of wood.

Brazil- Sao Carlos


A night view of the catedral as historical point in Sao Carlos,Brazil. This one is from Bruna, an 18yrs old girl.

Finland- Suomi


I got this one from Finland. It's from Eeva. The midsummer white rose (Juhannusruusu - Rosa pimpinellifolia) is very nice as symbol of purity.

Belgium


Another card from Raquel in Belgium. It was the first card she sent me since she thought that this is missing and lost in its way to here but then I received the 2nd card too at the same time. I am very happy to have both cards from her.

Portugal- Algarve


A view of the place where the sender is from as she spent most of her vacation in this place but then she live in Belgium since 2002. She is Raquel.