Wednesday, August 27, 2008

North Carolina, USA

A map card!! On a blue background!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! Perfect choice Gaby! :)

lets see the facts the back of the card has:

Area: 52.700 square miles
Capital: Raleigh
Nickname: The Tar Heel State
Motto: Esse quam vider - To Be, Rather than To Seem
Song "The Old North State" by Judge William Gaston
Flower: Dogwood
Tree: Pine
Bird: Cardinal
Shell: Scotch Bonnett
Fish: Channel Bass
Insect: Honey Bee
Colours: Blue & Red
Gemstone: Emerald

So far, this card definitely contains the most info out of all the other map cards i have...i mean, it has 'shell, insect, colour and gemstone' on the list.

State's motto is clear, i just needed to google for 'dogwood' coz i am somewhat not that flower-names friendly person, and unless its a tulip, rose, violet, lilac or something quite common, i can get rather stuck....

Regarding the state's nickname, the exact etymology is quite unknown but most experts believe its roots come from the fact that tar, pitch and turpentine created from the vast pine forests were one of North Carolina's most important exports early in the state's history.

Now, while you still here....uhm, well, i hope you are, take a look at Gaby's Project, read the idea behind it, read the rules as well and if you are interested, then just submit your entry :)

1 comment:

Gabby Girl said...

Hey Ana. Nice to see my postcard on your blog. And thanks for the free advertising. Hopefully, one of your faithful readers will give it a try. I have yet to get an actual stranger to do it.

I'll keep my eyes open for unique cards for you.