Wonderful mail from Heleen that was a surprise arrival two days ago.
And inside one of her favorite postcards of her home country - stunning view.
I was very happy to see that both PostNL and USPS worked very efficiently for me to receive the letter on March 21st, with a postmark of March 16th, even in these tough times! Thanks, Heleen, it really lifted my spirits after what felt like one of the longest weeks of my life. (And I will answer your moon-related question in my next sending).
Today is the equinox, and the stamps on this envelope from Fafa made me think of half light, half dark.
My scanner certainly did think so on the light stamp, a photo shows off the stamp better. They are from the annual series of heart stamps with designs created by French companies, often in the fashion industry.
And some color on the inside for the first day of spring, and a message of hope in these difficult and uncertain times.
Thanks, Fafa. To everyone who reads the blog - stay safe, and stay strong!
Today's theme for Sunday Stamps is flowers. A cactus flower arrived on this nice exchange envelope from Carolyn, complete with a once every four years 29 February postmark. The stamp is from a set of 10 issued last year.
Some other flowers I've received recently include this one from the German definitive series. The 20c marigold stamp also has a very nice postmark from Bremen. Below that the 15c shows a meadowfoam flower (I think - I confess I've never heard of this flower), while the 10c shows a winterling, a type of buttercup.
This postcard from Eva arrived yesterday, postmarked 21 January - so a journey that took 42 days - quite a long time from Spain. The only clue to the adventure is the fact that it had 5 barcodes on it - so presumably it was misdirected a few times before finally showing up.
It will be interesting to see if the Olympic Games and Expo go ahead or not. Happy 2020!