Sunday, 4 November 2012

Cool Clear Water

All living things need water, this was the symbol of South Africa's 1970 Water Campaign
and for a country with a huge coastline their were waves as well on this set of stamps
National Water week in South Africa takes place in March, the same month as World Water Day.  For a water scarce country which depends for much of its water on rainwall the "save water" message is an important one.   I couldn't find the theme for the year of this stamp set (1997) but this year South Africa's slogan was "Water is Life Conserve it, Respect it, Enjoy it".
South Africa runs many campaigns both to preserve and protect from pollution water resources. Leaving Africa and journeying to a continent with more water and to the mountains
and the crystal clear water of the Almsee lake in upper Austria fed by springs and rivers but for 
1985: Europa Music Year
Water Music this may be the best stamp.  To save you swivelling your head around to see what is refelected in the water
here it is the 'wrong' way up.  Finally  I could not resist the combination of Handel's Water Music and Seahorses:-

An entry to Viridian Postcard's Sunday Stamps theme of - Water


Postcardy said...

It is interesting to see so many South African stamps focused on "water" itself.

VioletSky said...

I like the story of the SA stamps, but the water music one is very special!

agi said...

wow what a variety - i esp love the one showing the waves, its simple but beautiful :) and the one with a donkey of course (i love donkeys on a universal scale!)

Anonymous said...

The 3c RSA is gorgeous. I love the minimalistic design when it tolds everything in its most simple way :). I am glad to see that there are numerous great South-African stamps related to water :).

viridian said...

Oh my, that water music stamp is wonderful. thank you for participating and linking in.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I have that Water Music stamp as a stamp card but didn't think of using it! It's perfect of course.