First, a couple of Postcrossing Forum sends! I saw the Tom & Jerry card in the favorites of a ‘crosser in Madrid, Spain, so off this goes.
The Giant Pacific Octopus card went off in a Marine Life & Sea Creatures tag, to a recipient in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Butterflies! There are a lot of monarch butterfly groves along the California coast, resting places where these guys stop on their winter trip to Mexico. The one in Pismo Beach is my favorite, because it’s super-concentrated: a lot of butterflies, quite close–and docents there to provide binoculars & telescopes! Check it out. This one headed out in a regular Postcrossing draw, and will end up with a high schooler in Quzhou, Zhejiang, China. She really wanted to know good places to visit, so I told her to seek out butterfly groves.
Speaking of beautiful places to visit in California, we have these two scenes from the northern coast:
The cards went out to Lacey, Washington & DeFuniak Springs, Florida, for a swap-bot “The Book I’m Reading Right Now” trade. The book I’m reading right now:
Saving a Sexier Island, by Neil Humphreys. It kept me busy on a couple of long flights lately! Actually, I have since misplaced the book. One sure way to find it: buy a new copy! Speaking of losing nice things, in this book, Humphreys–English born & raised, but living in Singapore for many years now–explores some of the overlooked & threatened treasures in his adoptive home, and humorously sings their praises. I recommend his series of “sexy island” books, I’ve learned a lot & laughed a lot!
Okay, check out those backsides now!