I have a lot of postcard blogging to get caught up on. I have a few moments while waiting in the pickup line for my little one to get out of school, so why not “kill a bird” while I’m at it. 😉
Few things tickle my soul more than finding cuddly bears in my mailbox. Fran and Christine, two of my Love Notes pals, manage to keep my mailbox beary happy.
To add to my vintage bear postcards collection, Fran B. sent a wonderful (8×10) “giant post card” featuring a mother bear and her cub.
Fran was curious about the condition of the oversized postcard upon arrival, and as you can see, it was in pristine condition. (The slight bend near the top was unfortunately from my transporting it in my over-packed work tote).
Like the vintage bear postcards featured in a previous post, these bears were shot by Haynes Studio, Inc.
Speaking of mother bears and cubs, Christine sent a postcard featuring “The Legend of Sleeping Bear Dunes.”
In case you can’t read the legend:
[Native Americans] tell of a mother bear and her two cubs who long ago tried to swim across Lake Michigan. Nearing this shore, the exhausted cubs lagged behind. Mother bear climbed to the top of a bluff to watch and wait for her offspring. They never reached her and today she can still be seen as the “Sleeping Bear,” a solitary dune covered with dark trees sand shrubs. Her hapless cubs are the Manitou Islands that lie a short distance away.
So sad, but so beautiful.
I received the black bear below just yesterday. Christine was in Colorado, saw the postcard, and thought of me. How sweet!
When Eileen V, another Love Notes pal, posted an adorable fox postcard in the group, I swooned because …well foxes. A few days later, I found the foxes in my own mailbox–courtesy of Christine B.
This is such a fun, educational postcard. My favorite is the Fennec fox. Do you have a favorite fox?
I’ll get to more postcards soon–when I can squeeze in a moment or two for scanning.
Until next time…Have joy!