Thursday, 11 August 2011


A postcard of the one of the  'Greetings from America' series of stamps started in 2002.  All have this retro design that resemble the large letter postcards of the 1930s and 40s.  Space exploration and beaches, what more could you want. I wonder if the beach portrayed is one that you could have watched the space shuttle take off?  Florida's nickname is The Sunshine State and my sender, Megan, confirms that by saying that it is has been very hot there in the 100s of degrees.

I love state cards and not only does this one portray a stamp but on the back it has the state symbols: a small picture of a mockingbird sat on the orange blossom and then listed - Tree: Sabal Palm, Capital: Tallahassee & Statehood: March 3, 1845.

The card came with
one of this years Herbs stamps. I've had two different herbs, and this is the third. The name of the herbs are written in this lovely calligraphy but no Latin names so I'll add that it is Salvia officinalis. 

Thank you Megan for this evocative postcard

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