Sunday, February 28, 2010

souvenir from the sea shore

I am back from my beach vacation. I made a pretty picture post about it at the PonyBoy Press blog. Here are some postcards and an old photo from my collection inspired by my lovely time last week.

souvenir of beach

on the beach

shells postcard

Monday, February 22, 2010

to the beach

I am off for the rest of the week to the Oregon Coast. The place has no internet or tv. I am excited to read and stare at the ocean - although I may have withdrawls...

This is my first attempt at a layout with my old images. The background is a photo I took of the ocean in November.

Hope you have a wonderful week.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines day to you

I hope you are having a nice day. Thanks for reading my blog.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Lovely Valentines

snow valentine

I just love this charming vintage valentine postcard. It is in such great shape and there is no writing on it. Seems almost brand new. Someone must of held on to it for years because they just thought it was pretty. Same reason I am holding on to it.

I hope you all have a lovely Valentines weekend!

There is a little blog party that occurs every Friday called Postcard Freindship Friday hosted by The French Factrice. I don't often get the time on a Friday night to take part, but I can tonight. Click on the envelope below to visit the French Factrice blog where you can see other postcard blogs who have posted for Postcard Friday.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


When I was a kid the family traveled around the U.S. a lot. My father was a nature photographer and where we traveled was mostly dictated by where he had lectures, (for Audubon, more info about him here) and where the animals and landscapes were that he wanted to photograph. It was no trial, my sister, mother and I had some wonderful experiences and sometimes did other touristy stuff while he sat in a hand-painted camouflaged tent for hours.

One thing that always made it on the list of side trips were Covered Bridges. I think there was a nostalgia trend for Covered Bridges in the 1970's. I remember seeing the image on lots of pottery and art of the time. They were all starting to go away and many people began chronicling them.

Our family grew up in Southern California, so I think we were especially entranced with them. It wasn't something you saw in mild climates much. Covered Bridges were so charming looking and they added to the longing I had for real winters.

Covered Bridges were created to protect the wooden bridges, most of which were made before the 20th century. With the elements from the weather, uncovered bridges would only last about 9 years. Once covered they could last about 8o years.

Here are a couple of postcards I have found of Covered Bridges. I still find them very charming.

Bedell Covered Bridge

Bedell Bridge, crossed the Conneticut River from Vermont to New Hampshire, destroyed 1979

clifton covered bridge

Clifton Bridge, Middleford, PA, destroyed 1972