Sent to Canada, Israel, & Netherlands

Another three out, another combo of Postcrossing & swap-bot.

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Working clockwise from the top left:

That beach town is head for Leiderdorp, Netherlands, via Postcrossing. The recipient is a 25-year-old student of linguistics who expressed an interest in all kinds of postcards, including city views, nature, & animals–so I think I covered things pretty well. She also said she adores owls, but I don’t think I have any owls in my postcard stash.

The other two cards are part of a swap-bot trade in which we were supposed to recommend a book we finished reading last month.  I told my two partners about Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi.  I earned my copy of the book as a prize for finishing a local library’s adult summer reading program, and I once I finally read the thing, I really enjoyed it!  It’s about a Hollywood agent who ends up with an interesting client: a race of blob-like space creatures who communicate through odors.  Obviously, they get along really well with dogs!

The pink book cover card goes to Gan, Israel, to a Russian native with, in her words, “very very eclectic taste,” but I really chose this card because it matches the trade’s “book” theme.  Well, she does say she likes pink.

Finally, the cute couple is on its way to Hornell Heights, Ontario, Canada, to a young woman who is currently engaged & planning a Batman-themed wedding.  She also happened to mention that she likes Disney, thus my choice.

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Received from Hungary, Russia, & the United States

A beautiful trio of cards just in!

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Starting at the upper left, with the card received from Budapest, Hungary through Postcrossing.  You can’t tell from the scan, but those wavy lines added behind the architecture reflect light, as do thin silver lines added to each of the structures.  The card’s writer tells me that she shares my interest in sea life & aquariums, and that she loves manta rays.  Me, too!  If you’ve ever been swimming in the sea, and a manta ray shows itself–well, WHOA is the best way I can describe that experience!

Also through Postcrossing, from Cheboksary, Russia, comes that awesome dino card! The writer tells me her city is on the river Volga, the longest river in Europe.  The card is so cool, I had to look up the name of the artist.  It’s Alex Andreev, a Russian artist who has a lot of fascinating creations.

Beautiful stamps, too!

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The bottom card comes my way from Ontario, California, through a swap-bot trade–though the beautiful (if injured) elephant seal pup pictured was actually in the Falkland Islands.  I told the sender I love making frequent visits to the elephant seal rookery at Piedras Blancas, near San Simeon, California. The writer of this card actually put in the effort to inscribe a note of some length & substance, easily winning a swap-bot star rating for making this already-beautiful card an extra joy to receive.