Hello lovely ladies,
Wow, does that week fly by! It's Monday night already and I have two postcards for you today. (I have such a large pile of cards to get through).
The first card comes to me from the UK, sent by Debs, who lives in Eastbourne and has 4 cats.
The card is entitled: 'A red rose at Saturn's North pole' The info reads: "In 2012, Cassini captured a stunning series of false-color images of Saturn's North pole, using spectral filters sensitive to the near-infrared light. The red areas show low-altitude clouds, while the green areas show clouds higher in the atmosphere."
The stamp is a British Country Definitive stamp. This beautiful new issue for 2021 features an image of an English oak sculpture by David Dathan. The stamp is designed by Sedley Pace and photographed by Chris Ridley.
My second card is called: 'R136 in the Tarantula Nebula'.
The information reads: "This image shows the inner region of the tarantula Nebula, home to the star cluster R136 (The sparkling blue mass near the center). The stars in R136 were formed roughly two million years ago, and their ultraviolet radiation makes the entire system glow."
The stamps are gorgeous but because of the rubber cancellation stamp, they are not that clearly visible.
The largest is about women's rowing:
These stamps celebrate women’s rowing, a graceful but demanding sport in which American women have excelled, including in the Olympics. The artwork, which covers the entire pane, is a stylized illustration of five eight-person rowing teams competing or practicing. Four stamp designs are featured in a pane of 20 stamps arranged as five staggered rows of four. Nancy Stahl designed and illustrated the stamps and pane. Ethel Kessler was the art director.
Then there is a stamp from the Otters in the Snow series:
The small stamp with the barn is especially for postcards. This particular one features a gambrel-roofed barn in summer. Here is the complete series:
Blogger is not putting my photos in the right order and I haven't got time to manually move them about so I will show them in random order.
This little friend crawled out of one of my shoes in my closet. I don't kill spiders, so I let him do his thing and the next day he was nowhere to be seen.
This Schulz cartoon was supposed to be last. It's not a funny as it is very true.
We've had visitors from the UK (A friend from work with her husband). We took them to see the badlands in the Geoparque. Here is hubby with the lady from the tourist information, who spoke good English and was very helpful:
On a different day we went to the top of a small mount called Jabalcon. We see it from our window but we had never been on top. My header photo was taken from the top, but not by me. It was taken by a member of the photoclub and I have it as header with his permission.
We drove up in the car. Yes there was a very narrow, windy road. We were so afraid that we would meet another vehicle as there were no passing places. Quite hairy!
There is a lovely view over the reservoir/lake called Negratin. It really is that turquoise colour!
Some guys were setting up their hang gliders. We didn't actually see them fly.
On the last night we had a BBQ on our little patio. Local meat from the butcher and a home made salad. My drink is Tinto de Verano, a red wine with lemonade I think. I buy it already prepared and it is very refreshing in summer and very low in alcohol.
The posh salt and pepper dispensers were a gift from my sister (we would never buy an electric pepper mill ourselves)
Hubby is desperately trying to gain some weight. Of course ice cream is just the ticket!
Often the local restaurants serve dishes to share. This is a charcutier platter. It had delicious paté too. My friend's glass of wine is visible and I think this might be my second beverage for Elizabeth and Bleubeard's T-Party.
I think I'll leave it at this. On Tuesday (T-Day), we will be in Granada all day for hubby's hospital appointments. He is seeing the surgeon and the anesthetist. Hopefully we will get a date for the operation.
Because of this I won't be doing any visiting until late.
I wish everyone a lovely week and a happy T-Day,