Despite the onset of wintry weather, I am pleased to report that blogger’s postcards are still arriving for my collection.
From the warmer climes of Mississippi in America, chuq sent me this peaceful view of that famous mighty river.
British blogger Jude, now residing in Cornwall, sent me this lovely retro Art Deco image from Penzance.
Photo blogger Sue Judd escaped to the warmth of Spain for a while.
She sent me this delightful Flamenco image from Seville.
Fraggle from north-east England had to attend a wedding in Oxfordshire.
She sent me this card of the Cotswold town of Burford.
(Sorry about the focus, probably my eyes)
I am so pleased to still be receiving these cards, and by the response to my original request.
If you haven’t sent me one yet, what are you waiting for?
This is the last post in this series for now. Thanks again to everyone who sent them. If you want to see more, keep sending the cards! I promise they will feature on my blog.
Fraggle sent me this one, her third card. An English fortified tower.
Great history, from the north of England.
Two from Maggie in America.
She sent views of her home state, North Carolina.
The trees looking wonderful in Autumn.
A rock in a river, much loved as a slide by tourists.
It is called (what else?) Sliding Rock.
(Sorry I chopped off the top of this card. It looked OK in the viewfinder!)
The next selection is that something extra I told you about.
German blogger Michael could not find a card of his home town, so instead he sent me a parcel of local souvenirs.
This is a sticker, promoting his town of Eslarn.
And next a small metal badge, designed to be nailed onto a walking stick.
Last but not least, an impressive cloth pennant.
You all know how happy I am to have this collection, and to see something of where you live, or your trips and travels.
Keep them coming!
I am very happy to feature Part Seven in this series, and to let you know that I have enough for a Part Eight too! I want to thank everyone who has taken the trouble to post these to me, and let everyone else know that it’s never too late to send me one. 🙂
American blogger John Rieber sent me this classic tourist postcard from where he lives. Hollywood!
Pit from Texas sent me one of an angry rattlesnake. The card gives instructions on how to cook and eat the snake. Sadly, the US Postal Service obliterated this, with one of their ubiquitous stickers!
British blogger Janet went on holiday to the historic coastal town of Whitby. She sent me this classic tourist image of one of the town’s features.
Wilma had previously sent me a card from her home town of Chicago. When she went on a trip to Barcelona, she very kindly sent me another one.
It was nice of my good friend George Clooney to send me a card from Hollywood too. He is an actor of course, not a blogger. But it was still appreciated.
(Not a fake, honest!)
Next part coming soon, including something ‘Extra’!
Yesterday, the 10th October 2019, turned out to be the best-ever day so far for views of this blog.
620 views in 24 hours beat the previous highest figure by more than 30.
Once again, I have to thank all my readers in America, as that country’s contribution of 342 views made up well over half that number.
Stats don’t mean everything to most of us bloggers, I know. But hitting the highest ever figure was notable, and very pleasing to me.
I thank everyone who keeps reading and following this blog.
You make it all worthwhile.
Best wishes, Pete.
Cindy Bruchman is one of my dearest blogging friends. When I started this series about postcards, I teased her that she hadn’t sent me any, and sort-of ‘demanded’ she send me one showing a cactus. (She lives in Arizona)
Of course, I wasn’t serious, but she decided to deal with me by sending me no less than five postcards.
So here they are. (No cactus though!)
They were all posted in Cottonwood, Arizona, though three of them feature other parts of America, and the last two are views of Greek islands.
The Grand Canyon, during a lightning storm.
An historic building in Virginia, with a personal connection to Cindy.
The East Coast of America, North Carolina.
The Greek island of Mykonos, famous for its ancient windmills.
An old castle on the island of Patmos, in Greece.
My thanks to Cindy for taking so much trouble to send me a selection of cards. Also my continuing thanks to everyone who is still sending cards.
I got another one just now!
I am very happy to present the next post in this series, featuring four more postcards sent to my home by blogging friends. I still have enough cards for two more posts, and more arrived today. If you want to send me one, my address is visible on the photos, and the card will be featured on this blog.
Theo is better know as Ed Westen, an American blogger and photographer who resides in the Pacific North West.
He sent me this card showing a bridge constructed to allow squirrels to cross a dangerous junction in safety.
I have never seen a squirrel bridge before!
Abbi is originally from South Africa, but now lives and blogs in England.
She got this card for free, after buying things in a branch of a popular shop.
So this card is actually recycled, by sending it to me for my collection!
Elizabeth is a retired teacher and blogger who lives in New England, in America.
She sent me this card showing a black bear, one that was rescued to live in an animal park.
Pauline Y lives and blogs in Taiwan, an island off the Chinese mainland.
When I was young, it was known as Formosa.
She sent me this stunning night scene of the capital, Taipei.
I am delighted to still be receiving these cards, and will be posting photos of more of them soon.
Thanks again to everyone who has sent me one.
This is the next batch of picture postcards I have received. At least the photos are much clearer this time.
If your card has not appeared yet, don’t worry. It will feature in part five.
Matt Sully sent me this one, from Canada.
He was on a trip to some caves with his family.
British blogger and writer Stevie Turner sent this from her cycling holiday.
My long-term blogging pal Fraggle was on holiday in Florence, Italy.
This has a British stamp, so I am guessing she posted it when she got home.
Julie went to the Norfolk seaside town of Sheringham on Tuesday.
When she told her friend Lynn about these blog posts, Lynn bought a card to send home for me.
Thanks as always to everyone who took the time and trouble to get these cards and send them to me.
And if you haven’t sent one yet, what are you waiting for? 🙂