SKS Postcard: DC. Plus another from Florida

I’ve always liked this stamp, and also this postcard of this stamp. Sara reports that there is a lot going on as she creeps ever closer to the end of the semester. She also used a Mister Rogers stamp for postage, which isn’t even a postcard stamp!  They had just gotten them and she couldn’t resist. I loved it, so it was well spent.

Maureen sent me this great map postcard of the Orange State. She and her son went there “NOT during Spring Break” she says in an aside, to meet up with her Mom and her sister’s family. Not only was it sunny (it was not sunny here) but they also got to hold a baby alligator.

Once again, two postcards in one day. Where do they hang out together before making their way to my mailbox? Maybe I should post a reward for evidence?

SKS Postcard: Mystery postcard

Sara writes that this postcard is being written while her computer is not behaving itself. More than a few postcards have been traded between us this year while our computers updated and restarted. She will be getting a new one.

This is a mystery postcard because the painting is from the Art Institute of Chicago, and Sara has never been there. It’s also not really Sara subject matter, so I’m sure she didn’t buy it.

SKS Postcards: Spring Break

These are my favorite style of postcards, especially when the downtown doesn’t look like it has quite enough visual attractions to fill up all six letters.
Sara reports that the temperature got up into the 50s during their walking tour.

This postcard came from Rochester Minnesota, where Sara and her husband stopped on their way to Galena.

She reports that there was a picture of corn also painted on the water tower in Rochester.

SKS Postcard: Lars Lerin’s Birch Forest


Sara reports that she is enjoying the weekend before spring break and also that she doesn’t know where she picked up this postcard (which is very large for a postcard)  I’m thinking she got it in Norway, because the actual name of the picture is Björkskog/Birch Forest

Fun fact: I just learned how to make that “Latin small letter O with diaeresis”  You type &#246 and it changes automatically.  Magic!  Thanks, random website I found while googling.

SKS Postcards: Natural History Museum and Book Postcard

These first two postcards came from the Natural History Museum. Though they are part of diorama-ramas, which I love, these particular figures creep me out.

Especially this one. Sara reports that she’s been busily checking things off her list, with her big deadline days being 2/28 and 3/1.

This is a book promo postcard that she has not read. (I haven’t, either.)  She also talks of weather and the inevitable Minnesota snow.
Thanks, Sara, for the postcard update!

Postcard from Ohio

This arrived from Cousin Ron and I was initially confused.

This is a postcard that came with instructions. The person was supposed to create an Emerge poem (The term “Emerge” is trademarked) by marking out words or phrases so other expressions can “emerge” from the author’s original work. The instructions continue: “Share your work through social media and tag your poem with #TSAkron and #KentState. If you’d like, mail your poem to a friend or loved one by using a first class stamp.”
This kind of “art” annoys me. I wouldn’t follow those directions, and neither did Cousin Ron. A search of #TSAkron shows that no one else has followed the directions, either.

At any rate, it was nice to hear from Ron and hear that he has a new job in Akron!

Postcard from Minneapolis


My camera was confused by all the colors on this postcard and took a rather dark picture, which I then brightened in post.*  Sara reports that the day after she wrote this, she plans on having a working day. So far her semester has been filled with campus/school site things. But she’s got a long to-do list and she’s going to tackle it.

I’m sure that she did!

*”We’ll fix it in post!” I like to make that excuse about stuff. Sometimes things get fixed in post production, sometimes not.