*these postcards are not in any particular order

Tahquamenon Falls

I scanned this photo in the spring but, although I try not to be picky about placement of these cards, I couldn’t reconcile myself to posting this until now.  It has such wonderful fall foliage.  How could this be anything but a celebration of the autumn?

The text on the back of the postcard reads:

FRAMED IN AUTUMN COLOR – The magnificent beauty of the Upper Falls of the Tahquamenon River is enhanced by the rampant colors in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Located in Tahquamenon Falls state Park the Falls, both Upper and Lower, are readily accessible, four miles apart.  

Once again, Mother Nature proves that she does it best.

Technology challenge somewhat worse than originally thought…  More posts when I have my own computer up and running again.

*these postcards are not in any particular order

1000 Islands Ontario Canada

Weather permitting we may get there this weekend, but I don’t think we’ll have the same view.

The text on the back of the postcard reads:

1000 ISLANDS, ONTARIO:  In April, 1959 traffic began using the St. Lawrence Seaway.  The seaway, in the broadest sense, is a huge water-way extending 2,300 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the head of the Great Lakes in the heart of North America.  Here and aerial view of Alexandria Bay, N.Y., showing a “Laker” and “Saltie” passing in the 1000 Islands section of the St. Lawrence Seaway, also in the left background is Heart Island showing Boldt Castle, a very famous tourist attraction.

If  it doesn’t pour rain, we should be enjoying some wonderful cheeses, etc. at the Great Canadian Cheese Festival in Picton, either Saturday or Sunday.  We went last year and had a really great time.

*these postcards are not in any particular order

Pleasant Mountain Maine

Fishing in summer, skiing in winter.  Not a bad way to live.

The text on the back of the postcard reads:

PLEASANT MOUNTAIN

Reflected in Moose Pond is Maine’s only chair lift .  From the top of the mountain one can see from the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the Atlantic Ocean.

Ektachrome by John Kerr

Based on the “only chair lift” comment, this postcard is probably from the mid-sixties, since Sugarloaf Mountain installed a chair lift in 1969.

*these postcards are not in any particular order

The Moose

Moose are very cool animals.  Big, not particularly friendly, but still cool.

The text on the back of the postcard reads:

THE MOOSE –

Canada’s largest game animal.  This cow moose swims frantically for shore when frightened by the noise of the helicopter.

When I was a kid there was a cow moose who came to our “back 40” several years in a row to calf.  We gave her a wide berth – she was happy to be virtually left alone and we were happy to see her come back.  They are majestic animals and interesting to watch.

*these postcards are not in any particular order

Bluebeards Beach St Thomas VI

This looks so beautiful and relatively unspoiled, but I couldn’t find anything on the internet still bearing the name.

The text on the back of the postcard reads:

BLUEBEARD’S BEACH

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

I did find Bluebeard’s Beach Club, located between Frenchman’s Bay and Morningstar Bay near Charlotte Amelie on the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Unfortunately, if the internet is to be believed, the area has become an overcrowded “strip mall” of resorts.  I’m happy that Father Maurice got to see it when it still looked like the postcard.

*these postcards are not in any particular order

Martello Tower St John

I just enjoyed a weekend with the boyfriend’s family in St. John.  Despite the rain (they’re not happy about it either), it was obvious that it is a lovely city.

The text on the back of the postcard reads:

View from Martello Tower

Saint John, N. B.

We had the chance to visit the Historic Market, eat some lobster of course (maybe not that big) and cruise down main street.  The cars have changed, but most of the buildings have remained and the feel of a traditional main street is still there.

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