Sunday, 23 July 2017

A place/building to be visited - Sunday Stamps II

Two of my older stamps caught my attention for this theme.

In 1946 the Smithsonian Institution celebrated its centenary,

USA - 10 August 1946
During WWII my elder brother served on the aircraft carriers protecting the convoys of ships delivering goods to what was to become the George Cross island. I have some of his photos including one among some ruins there. Hence my choice of this stamp from - 

Malta - 1970
To see places or buildings that others would like to see please visit Sunday-stamps-II-136.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Knobs and Dials - Thematic Photography

Looking round our home this theme look as if it would be easy - but very mundane.

There was no need for me to get hot under the collar as - 

The temperature is controlled
Some kitchen knobs get regular use.

Guess who gets to clean the wood.
When it comes to food there is a choice between

Cooker
or

Microwave
Then there are controls which I find difficult to select on the

The washing machine
It's simpler if I take the hint to freshen up - 

In the shower
I can take the time to check the score at the Open Golf.

But that was the Ryder Cup at Oakland Hills in 2004
I can get a reminder each day to make better use of my time by a house in our village.

Sundial cottage
Carmi set the Knobs & Dials theme over at Thematic-photographic-414. Check it out for other contributions and/or have a go yourself.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Statues/Monuments - Sunday Stamps II

Some are world famous like - 

USA - 1 December 2010
I could have shown many others with the Statue of Liberty; above is one side of a block of 10 stamps combined with the Flag.

However the one that stands out for me is the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, equally famous some might say.

USA - 26 January 1974
Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt, chosen to represent respectively the nation's founding, philosophy, unity and expansion, I wonder what this quartet would make of Donald Trump.

I had not heard, I thought, of Mikolaj Kopernik who features on a statue in Warsaw.

Poland - 31 March 1955
Perhaps the globe should have given me a clue to the mathematician and astronomer whose model of the universe who placed the Sun rather than the Earth at its centre. It's Nicolaus Copernicus - the name that I would have recognised.

In Denmark in 2006 I took a series of photos that will also be known to many.

Copenhagen's Little Mermaid
 A stamp was issue to commemorate the 100th anniversary in 2013.

Denmark - 27 May 2013

To see other renowned statues check out the links to be found at Sunday-Stamps-II-135. 

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Aerial Views - Sunday Stamps II

This is yet another theme that proved harder than I thought. 

So much so, in fact, that initially I could only come up with these - not really true aerial shots at all.

USA - Jet Liner over Capitol - 5 December 1962
And from Poland a stamp commemorating the development of air travel.

Poland - 27 November 1978
I googled aerial views and found that of the many stamp images I had only one in my collection and that from 1969.

Spain - Gibraltar - 16 July 1969
I shall have to study what others have posted this week at Sunday-stamps-II-134. to see whether there are different stamps that I could/should have posted.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Tall Ships - Sunday Stamps II

I was very disappointed to find that Great Britain has never issued a stamp featuring the Cutty Sark.

I did however find this Clipper Ship from the USA.

USA - 2011
I guess my other stamps this week may not be classed as tall ships, but they are tall to me.

Panama - 1968
And a stamp commemorating 200 years since Captain Cook landed in Hawaii.

USA - 1978

For other tall ships see what has been posted at Sunday-stamps-II-133. and the connecting links.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Kirklevington Scarecrows - 5

This is the final batch of scarecrows I have to show.

Eddie the Eagle
Queen of Hearts
Denis the Menace
Churchill & the bulldog spirit
Hope you have all enjoyed see all the scarecrows in this year's Kirkfest competition.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Pretty in Pink - Thematic Photography

Our visit to Newquay Zoo last week turned up two creatures in the pink.


Rose Collared Dove
If that is not pink enough for you, how about this reptile? I must find out what it is.


At home some flowers that I have shown before.


I don't know what they are either but I do know that they are not 'pinks'.

To spare my blushing pink check out others at Thematic-photographic-413-pretty-in-pink