January 12, 2016
I received this interesting and self-made card from Nadine in Montreal. I liked it, but had no idea what was in the picture. I asked her about it and she very nicely replied and told me that it is a close up photograph of an ornament. I had a few ideas but that wasn't one of them!
Nadine writes,"Hello, I am Nadine, living in Montreal, Canada. I love to knit, crochet and play piano. 2 years ago I started to grow orchids. My favourites are miniatures. Best wishes for the New Year! Nadine"
The stamp has an interesting history It commemorates the HMS Erebus, an ill fated ship that was lost in the Arctic in 1848. It was finally found. The story can be found on Wikipedia, here.