Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #159 – Postcards

Our final guest host for the month of July is Ana Campo of Anvica’s Gallery. Her challenge is Postcards. She writes about thinking about how many postcards were used in the past “to congratulate, as a souvenir of the places we visited or simply as collectibles.” The above image is a real post card I brought back from our trip to Hawaii.

Once upon a time, when long distance phone calls were too expensive, before Facebook, Instagram, WordPress blogs, and many other internet options were available, travelers would mail postcards to their friends and family back home.

I love receiving postcards so when we were planning our first RV trip across the U.S. and Canada I knew I wanted to send postcards to our grand children. I have kept up that tradition for all our trips, whether we were gone for a few months or just a few days. I enjoy picking out the cards, writing to them about our adventures on the back of the card, and even searching for a mailbox to mail them.

The cards usually were 25 cents each and sometimes I could get 5 for a dollar. I still have a collection of extra cards that never got mailed.

Sometimes as I edited photos from a trip I would find one almost identical to a postcard I had purchased! For this challenge I chose to show three postcards and my similar photos. The cards are in the left column with my photos in the right.

I hope my grandkids had as much fun receiving the postcards as I had picking them out, writing them, and searching for a mailbox to mail them.

Many thanks to guest host Ana for this fun challenge. Be sure to visit her original post at Lens-Artists challenge #159: Postcards.

It was my pleasure to host last week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge #158: Along Back Country Roads. Thank you Tina, Ann-Christine, Patti and Amy for inviting me to host. Many thanks to every one who contributed to the challenge. Your beautiful photos took me along back roads of the United States and Canada, and around the world to South America, Europe, the U.K, India, Kuwait and many more amazing places. Thank you!

Wandering Around America One State at a Time – Hawaii

State 9:

Welcome to the next post in my series highlighting states we have visited throughout the years. I hope you will enjoy coming along for the ride!

I will be featuring the states alphabetically. Time to travel across the Pacific Ocean to

Hawaii

Aloha! Hawaii became the 50th state on August 21, 1959 and the capital is Honolulu on the island of Oahu.

Obviously we didn’t take the RV to Hawaii! We spent two weeks in paradise exploring Oahu and Kauai.

I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves.

Turtle Cove on the north shore of Oahu
Turtle Cove on the north shore of Oahu

Green sea turtle on the beach at Turtle Cove, Oahu
Green sea turtle on the beach at Turtle Cove, Oahu

Hawaiian Monk Seal on the north shore of Kauai
Hawaiian Monk Seal on the north shore of Kauai

View of the Na Pali Coast from the beach on Kauai
View of the Na Pali Coast from the beach on Kauai

The Ne Ne is the State bird of Hawaii
The Ne Ne is the State bird of Hawaii

Kilauea Point Lighthouse on Kauai is the westernmost lighthouse in the United States
Kilauea Point Lighthouse on Kauai is the westernmost lighthouse in the United States

Waimea Canyon on Kauai
Waimea Canyon on Kauai

Bali Hai on Kauai
Bali Hai on Kauai

Beach on Kauai
Beach on Kauai

Opaekaa Falls on Kauai
Opaekaa Falls on Kauai

We hiked to the top of Diamond Head for this view of Waikiki
We hiked to the top of Diamond Head for this view of Waikiki

Diamond Head Lighthouse from the top of Diamond Head
Diamond Head Lighthouse from the top of Diamond Head

Dole Plantation Oahu
Dole Plantation Oahu

At a Luau on Kauai
At a Luau on Kauai

We could see surfers in the water from this overlook on Oahu
We could see surfers in the water from an overlook on Oahu

Watching the waves on Oahu
Watching the waves on Oahu

Mahalo for stopping by!

To read previous posts about the states featured in this series just click on the state name: Alabama      Alaska      Arizona      Arkansas      California      Colorado     Florida      Georgia