Sunday, March 13, 2011

Chamarel Falls, Mauritius

What a beautiful fantastic day outside! We've been blessed with some sunshine during the past few says and even though it came as a drastic change, I love it! So before I step outside in my backyard and read something or write a letter in the sunshine, lets make a quick update along with the morning coffee.

This beautiful card came from Hemal in Mauritius. One doesnt often see written and stamped cards from Mauritius, so these are always welcome :)
The card apart from showing a cute pink pigeon, represents the Chamarel Falls. Chamarel is actually the name of the village, but the falls and the so-called coloured earths of Chamarel is what attracts the tourists here.
The Chamarel waterfall emerges from the moors and primeval vegetation and is startingly beautiful. The water tumble from the St. Denis River in the Black River Mountains from a height of about 83 m. They are the highest waterfalls in Mauritius.
I dont know about you but I keep reading them as 'charamel'....it's nothing new that I keep misreading certain places for food :)

The stamp on the right is from a set of 12 flower definitives issued in 2009 while the turtle stamp is from a set of 4 issued also in 2009.
Thanks a lot Hemal, for the beautiful card and the beautiful stamps too.