Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Crater Lake National Park, USA

A breathtaking view...a splendid surprise...from Bryon's stock of artillery :P



seriously...this card is soooo magnificent, with the colours so nicely blending into each other that one starts wondering where does the Lake actually end and the mountains begin...you can actually feel the freezing cold by just looking at the card, despite it is sunny...as the back of the card says "Crater Lake reflects Wizard Island on a snowy afternoon"
It was established in 1902 and is considered to be the fifth oldest national park in the United States and the only one in the state of Oregon.The park encompasses the caldera of Crater Lake, a remnant of a destroyed volcano, Mount Mazama, and the surrounding hills and forests.



and of course, Bryon never goes wrong with stamps either =)
The large ones are the ones issued in 2012, commemorating the Civil War 1862 (the war lasted from 1861-1865, but I think that for each, or almost each year, the USPS has issued some stamps)These stamps here depict two pivotal Civil War battles from 1862; the Battle of New Orleans (top stamp) and the Battle of Antietam (bottom one).
The Olympic Decathlon stamp was issued in 1979, for the Summer Olympic Games in Moscow that were held in 1980.
And well, you are familiar with the American Toleware stamp =)

thank you Bryon..nice missile this was...even the stamps were corresponding :D

1 comment:

luvlinens said...

Yes it is a beautiful card and a magnificent place. I was able to visit it several years ago. There was snow on the ground then and I am pretty sure it was Summertime. It is very high and freezing cold. Certainly worth seeing if you can. There is a beautiful Lodge on the rim of the Lake.