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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Birds and Flowers - First Day Issues [Part 5]

From our collection ... More birds and flowers ... First Day Issues ... Please be sure to see the introduction, information about artists, and stamps, in our March 1, 2015, post. As you have noticed, we are posting the 50 States in alphabetical order, so if you've missed a state you want to see, please check the earlier posts.

Illinois ...



Indiana ...



Iowa ...



Thanks for all the kind comments on this series and thanks for staying with us even after your State has been posted. :-) Thanks for stopping by John's Island.

Update ... Saw this tweet from @YellowstoneNPS yesterday and had to share ... check out the cool video ... Spring plowing has begun! Hop in the cab with our crews as they clear the road from Norris to Canyon.


16 comments:

  1. Hey! Two states with cardinals, and I'll bet there are even a few more. Very nice pictures, John. I know we also have the goldfinch. Too many states, not enough birds, I guess. :-)

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  2. You know I like that Cardinal!

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  3. Yea! The cardinals in Illinois, but then Indiana had to copy us (or did we copy them?) by adopting the cardinal as well. Nice that Illinois has the female as well as the male on the card. Then the baseball team adopted the Cardinals as well in St. Louis, just across the Illinois state line. No imagination!

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  4. Beautiful.The Goldfinches that visit my feeders are beginning to show some of their summer color.

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  5. How beautiful!!! The cardinals are so cute, but the goldfinches are sweet, too, and I love them when they visit my bird feeders.
    Thank you for the Yellowstone video link. I experienced Yellowstone in snow (both at the beginning of July and October), it wasn't quite as much snow at that time of course, but there were still huge piles by the side of the road. We saw the heavy snow machinery, those vehicles are quite impressive!

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  6. These are beautiful. My husband has several first day issue stamped envelopes from when he was a child- they are super. Have a lovely day!

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  7. back-to-back states with cardinals. :)

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous, John, and I really love that male cardinal! :)

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  9. And still sticking in there ...ha ha. Cardinals I know. We have lots of 'em down this way.

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  10. Cardinals and gold finches - both such pretty and colorful birds. Beautiful post cards.

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  11. Hi John, I almost missed your post, fence days are very busy days for me :) And I've done quite some work around my place also :))
    To answer your question, I don't have PS or anything valuable, I just work with free PhotoScape, that's all :) And if I have to cut out an object I use free PhotoFiltre, it's very easy to use.

    This time my favourites are Illinois and Iowa because of the pretty little flowers :)

    Have a beautiful weekend
    【ツ】Knipsa



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  12. Two of my favorites, the Cardinal and Goldfinch! Lovely cards and images.. Have a happy weekend!

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  13. looking back through your older post', you have some beautiful bird/flower cards.

    the yellowstone video is really neat. tfs

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  14. Iowa's goldfinches and wild roses are beautiful! I think whoever picked our state bird and flower did an excellent job! ;)

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