Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mount Rainier, USA

Card I received in the favourites tag

The view is just amazing...reminds me of the Alps and Milka chocolate :)
But this is actually in the USA, in the state of Washington...and this is Mount Rainier, which is a massive stratovolcano located 87km southeast of Seattle. is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, and it is on the Decade Volcano list, or one of the 16 volcanoes with the greatest likelihood of causing great loss of life and property if eruptive activity resumes.
The most recent recorded volcanic eruption was between 1820 and 1854, but many eyewitnesses reported eruptive activity in 1858, 1870, 1879, 1882 and 1894 as well.

Ehh, who could have thought that something so beautiful could cause such a devastating damage.

and here's how the USPS machines sometimes cancel the stamps....
Apart from the well known stamp with the American Clock, the other two were issued this year...the cute doggy stamp is from a set of 10, called "Adopt a shelter pet"....if I could, I would adopt all shelter cats and dogs to be honest....and the flower stamp is titled 'Love: Pansies in a Basket'

that's all for today, thank you :)

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