Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sunday Stamps #116

It is still not Spring here in the Midwest USA, though it is slowly getting warmer.
However it is time for Sunday Stamps.
Our theme this week: Christian symbols, Easter symbols, or flowers, esp. cherry blossoms.

It is Easter, but I did not have any stamps with Christian symbols.  I do have some se-tenant stamps from the US Postal Service website however, which are very pretty:

"The U.S. Postal Service commemorates the 500th anniversary of the naming of Florida with the release of the La Florida (Forever®) stamps that celebrate the state's floral abundance. During the Easter season of 1513, Spanish explorers first visited the state we now know as Florida. They named the land “La Florida” for Pascua Florida (“Feast of the Flowers”), Spain's Easter celebration, and for the verdant display of vegetation that they could see from their ship.

The four se tenant stamps contain a cascade of blossoms that evokes the feeling of a tropical garden. Each stamp shows a particular variety of flower: red and pink hibiscus; yellow cannas; morning glories in white, red, and shades of purple; and white and purple passionflowers."

Hmm.  I guess there is an Easter connection after all.

Theme next week:  minerals, rocks, geology, environment.



Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

That's a really beautiful stamp! Being tropical, they look very exotic to me.

Lisa B said...

very pretty!

Joy said...

Great story of how Florida got its name. Pretty stamp, a sheet of those at the post office would sure cheer up this wait for spring to arrive.

Marcie said...

What a beautiful stamp sheet - We could need some bright flowers here around, but we only have fog, rain and clouds...

Happy Easter!

agi said...

love the vivid colours of these flowers - bless the mother nature for inventing such beautiful organisms :)


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