Most of you know that one of my hobbies is Postcrossing, where I send and receive postcards to and from all over the world. (www.postcrossing.com) There are 564,901 members world wide from 215 countries.
I love seeing people in national costume. I love to see the fabric, the style and the embroidery and head dresses. I have a card from the Ukraine sent to me by Tania.
A little girl in national costume. Isn't she cute. I hope this will make you smile as it did me when I first saw it.
Tania was pregnant when she wrote this card and said she was preparing for motherhood: taking yoga classes, and making the necessary purchases.
The stamps are absolutely gorgeous:
The two top ones are from a series about bread. This is what the sheet looks like:
Then there are two stamps about trees. The latin names are fraxinus excelsior and aesculos hippocastanum (chestnut to you and me)
The last stamp has people with instruments that look like the 'alpenhorn' from Switzerland.In fact it is an instrument called the tremblita and is used in the Carpathian mountains as a signalling device to announce weddings and deaths etc.
I hope this has made you smile.
Greetings from (very hot) Spain,
See you tomorrow,