People are Waiting to Hear from You

Papers, pens, letters and stamps,
sending mail regardless of circumstance.
People are waiting to hear from you
even if only a word or two.

Outgoing Mail
About half of my outgoing mail yesterday.  So in love with all the stamps that are available now,  Thank you to the USPS for such an amazing selection this year!

Earthscape Stamps USPS
Picked up several sheets of the new Earthscapes Stamps yesterday, did you get yours?

This Earthscapes issuance offers stamp customers an opportunity to see the world in a new way. This stamp pane presents examples of three categories of earthscapes: natural, agricultural, and urban. The photographs were all created high above the planet’s surface, either snapped by “eyes in the sky” — satellites orbiting the Earth — or carefully composed by photographers in aircraft.

In the top row, we fly over America’s stunning wilderness. While a volcanic eruption scars the forests of Washington State, fog drifts over the timeless sandstone towers of Utah’s Monument Valley. In Alaska, a wide stripe that looks like a highway is actually a glacier, an immense conveyer belt of ice. At its base, jagged white shards resembling broken glass are really icebergs, bobbing in a lake.
The stamps in the center row may look like abstract art, but they show five products being gathered, grown, or harvested: salt, timber, grain, cherries, and cranberries. Center-pivot irrigation systems create the beguiling play of geometric shapes in the middle stamp — although bystanders on the ground might see only sprinklers in fields of wheat, alfalfa, corn, and soybeans.

In the bottom row, urban life takes center stage. Highways corkscrew around themselves and neat subdivisions sport tiny blue pools. It’s our familiar world, shrunken into miniature — and seen with the new eyes that a fresh perspective can bring.

From the power and glory of nature to the interaction of people with the land — in both agricultural and urban settings — each stamp, within its limited amount of space, represents only a fragment of a geographical area, which may or may not be typical of a particular region.

Art director Howard E. Paine designed this educational and visually rich pane of stamps.
The Earthscapes stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.  From

Our Lady of the Good Star on Serra de Estrela Portugal
Serra da Estrela in Portugal is the highest mountain range in Continental Portugal, beautiful!

Portugal Stamp
Portugal Recycle Stamp

Algarve Portugal
Algarve Portugal-I think I need a vacation there, so pretty!

Portugal Stamp
Portugal Stamp

Slovenia Capricorns
Slovenia Native Capricorns, love cards like this!

Slovenia Stamps
Slovenia Stamps

I Love London
I Love London!
4 Responses
  1. TomoyoHime Says:

    Half of your outgoing mail?! I wish I could send half of your half. XD It looks so nice, a big pile of mail. ^^

  2. Alex Says:

    How much mail do you send out per week? And how much do you receive? That's amazing! :D I haven't bought any Earthscapes stamps yet...

  3. snowangel Says:

    Earthscapes stamps are so nice! :) Now I feel like I should look for some nice stamps for myself, too! :)

  4. Amit Says:

    The Earthscapes stamps are amazing and thank you for explaining about the stamps otherwise I wouldn't have understood clearly about those stamps.