Our theme this week is fruits of the forest: nuts and berries. I think this is a new theme for Sunday Stamps.
This is the common blackberry also know as Rubus fruticosus. It is a widespread kind of bush or bramble (watch out for the thorns!) with delicious fruit. This pretty stamp is from Turkey.
And now for an announcement. We have had almost 4 years (almost 200 weeks) of Sunday Stamps, and it's been a wonderful time. I have seen so many great stamps, learned so many things about different countries and their folkways, music, and important persons, among other topics. However, over the last few months I have felt my interest wane, and it's been difficult to find themes where I have a stamp to share. Thank you, for example, to Calantha who had many good suggestions, but I was able to use just one. I am also participating less in Postcrossing, so the flow of stamps into my mailbox is decreasing.
Therefore it is time for me to announce that Sunday Stamps # 200 will be the last. It is with some regret, and I will miss you all, 'meeting' on my computer on Sundays. But I feel it is time to make the break. I have been turning this over in my head for weeks. It's better to do this now, than for me to suddenly disappear without explanation some 10 weeks from now.
I will be rejoining Beth and Postcard Friendship Friday, and dropping in on Sepia Saturday, so this blog will not disappear. Thank you so much for your time, attention and most of all your contributions and kind comments.
Love to you all,
Theme next week: Anything you wish.
Theme week after that: furniture (sort of by suggestion!)