This pastoral scene comes from the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. It shows a simple herding encampment and horses beneath a towering, mist-shrouded mountain imposing on the green valley below. Stunning in its simplicity, this is one of the few cards I have ever seen from this country.

Bhutan stamps

These stamps graced the card above, and show symbols from local Buddhist traditions and cosmology from this Himalayan kingdom. Bhutan also shows a dragon in bold colors on its flag.

St. Lucia

Another stunning card from St. Lucia, showing the small Diamond Waterfall, located in the south of the island, near the botanical garden, accessible from the town of Soufriere.

St. Lucia

This lovely card shows a watercolor painting of the banana harvest, an important crop in the E. Caribbean islands. The rich hues and garments are typical of popular creole art.

St. Lucia - stamp

This stamp graced the card above, and is a lovely photo of edible local fruit "wezin" from the current definitive series


This lovely card was mailed in February and arrived to me in May of 2010. It shows two views of the fragile low-lying atolls of this island nation, which is among the most vulnerable to climate change and sea rise risk, with an average elevation of just 3 feet above sea level (1 meter).

Maldives: Stamp

This stamp adorned the postcard above and paid the international mailing rate at 12 rufiyaas. It shows the Peacock Hind, a tropical reef fish common in island reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.