and another awesome surprise, again from dear Maggie! She read my plea about my missing US states, and she dropped one in the mail for me!
the card says to show wildflowers, Black-eyed Susans and a typical New England Sugarhouse.
Maple sugaring, the making of maple syrup, is a longstanding tradition in Vermont. If you want to see how it is done, visit one of these sugar houses, which is especially interesting if you are visiting during "boiling season" in early spring.
and in order to avoid any confusion, New England refers to the region in the northeastern corner of the United States consisting of the six states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut
and a number o f nice stamps...the two bigger ones are the Forever stamps issued in 2011 with regards to the Civil War, depicting the war in April 1861 at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, and the first major battle of the war three months later at Bull Run, near Manassas, Virginia.
the smaller stamps, as you know, represent the American clock and the American Toleware.
thanks a lot lot lot Maggie!!