Friday, 8 October 2010

Rocky Mountain National Park, USA

This is another postcard from the "All About Nature" RR, from a "flowers" group to be specific. I've received such lovely cards in this group, I'm thinking of joining another one some time soon-ish :) Isn't this a gorgeous view?!

Rocky Mountain National Park is a national park located in the north-central region of the U.S. state of Colorado. It features majestic mountain views, a variety of wildlife, varied climates and environments—from wooded forests to mountain tundra—and easy access to back-country trails and campsites. The park is located northwest of Boulder, Colorado, in the Rockies, and includes the Continental Divide and the headwaters of the Colorado River.

The formation of Rocky Mountain National Park occurred over a billion years. Its rocks are among the oldest in the country, exposed from an ancient seabed and the constant forces of uplift and erosions. Recent glaciers carved the grand landscape of rugged peaks, deep valleys, and pristine lakes.

The sender, Heidi, actually lives pretty close to this place! She says it's a wonderful resource for hiking, photo taking, wildlife viewing and an all around peaceful nature experience. That's easy to imagine! I would probably take tons of photos there. :D

The bigger stamps were issued earlier this year and pay tribute to the all–black professional baseball leagues that operated from 1920 to about 1960. Considered the “father” of Negro leagues baseball, Andrew “Rube” Foster (1879–1930) established the Negro National League in 1920, the first successful league of African–American baseball teams. The small stamp is a definitive stamp from 2003, showing the American Clock.

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