I’ve cut back a lot on my participation in Postcrossing. Trying to concentrate on sending letters to penpals. Letters to and from penpals are harder to photograph. I know there are a lot of blogs out there that do it but sometimes the outside of an envelope is not as interesting as a postcard. Without further ado….
My first postcard from Turkey!
The picture is of Izmir’s Harbor which is the third largest port in Turkey.
The stamps are lovely, there is shiny gold on some of the words.
One Week After Planting
One Month After Planting
Between week one and one month I trimmed some roots because I didn’t like wow they were sticking out of the substrate. I didn’t think this was the best thing to do but since this is an experiment I went for it. The result was some leaves on the Crypt melting (I believe that is the term). I also discovered several snails of various sizes. This is the biggest one. I don’t see him/her too often though. The Red Cherry Shrimp will be added soon. The jar is currently on my desk at work due to cats wanting to eat the plants.
Should Jarrarium be spelled with one “R” or two?
I have a giant stack of mail sitting on my desk that I want to add to the blog. This is mail that was received back in 2014. I am a slacker.
However, here is some fun mail I received this week. Two letters from pen pals and some fun postcards. One card from Australia sent by amLeague of Extraordinary Penpals Member and a postcard from Brazil via Postcrossing.com. Both are two things you should sign up for if you want fun mail.
Such great stamps from the UK!
Letters do not need to be fancy. It’s the content that counts.
A friend of my visited Panama before the holidays last year. Like any good postcard addict I asked him to send me a postcard. He returned before I received a postcard. He told me that he left it with someone in Panama and asked them to send it since he didn’t know where to mail the card. Anyways the person he left the postcard with followed through because the postcard was in my mail box yesterday (it was probably there sooner as I have been lax in checking my mail…a locked mailbox will do that to you).
It came with a twist! The message was written in code. Apparently the way to decode the message is on the front of the postcard. Here is the message and a kitty paw:
What does it say? No Clue. Code cracking is not my specialty. If anyone wants to solve it for me that would be greatly appreciated.