Wednesday, December 8, 2010

MORE SUNSHINE FROM DOWNUNDER

A package arrived in my mailbox with "United States of America" written at the bottom of the address.  "Who is sending me mail from outside of the states,"  I wondered.

I flipped it over and then remembered.  I made a comment on Bush Babe's blog and was the first one to guess the name of a person in a photo and won a prize.  Bush Babe's blog is one of my very favorites.  Her writing is outstanding and her photography is beautiful, eye catching and just plain cool.  She carries that camera with her everywhere and posts pictures of scenes and people common to her in the Australian Bush which are both exotic and familiar at the same time.

For the second year she has published some of that photography in a calendar.  I ordered her 2011 calendar just as soon as I knew it was available.  It arrived with all its sunny brightness just as the dark days of winter set in here with a big snow storm.

Then Bush Babe announced that small samples of the calendar photography were available in the form of post cards.  When I learned I'd won a set of those cards I ordered a second pack. Then I promptly let the transaction slip my addled mind.

According to the all-knowing internet, there are approximately
 8,400 miles or 13,500 km between our homes.

The summer sun was still clinging to the envelopes even after all that travel.

These post cards are just wonderful.  I'll probably frame some and give others as Christmas gifts.
  I just wish I'd asked my famous friend to autograph a couple of the cards
before she wrapped them up for me.
I just know in the near future she will be a world renowned photographer.

10 comments:

Kilauea Poetry said...

Oh how charming..congrats! I'll have to check her out Leenie! Never thought of the frame..sounds like a good idea-

Janie said...

The post cards look great. I'm going to check out Bush Babe's blog.

Flea said...

Oh my word. The postcards are gorgeous. Congratulations. :)

TALON said...

Gorgeous! Congrats, Leenie. I love good mail like that!

Linda Sue said...

I went straight away to her blog and YES there are some amazing shots there- great stories- what a wonderful thing to come to you in the post! Lucky you , Neener!

Rocket Man said...

Very cool! On my way over to check out Bush Babe's blog right now!

BUSH BABE said...

Oh WOW Leenie... thanks so much for the shout out! I am not worthy...

What a thrill it gives me to see where my calendars and photos end up. Please do me a favour and take a pic of your calendar near some snow? What an amazing contrast...

:-)
BB

(You know you make me blush with all your too-kind words, girl? Aussie are NO GOOD at compliments... thanks though.)

BUSH BABE said...

PS Loving the Nikon lens cap in the postcard shot!! :-)

frayedattheedge said...

Gorgeous cards - must check out Bush Babe's blog!!

kasthurirajam said...

beautiful cards