Friday, February 19, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday

Our lovely postmistress, Marie, is the hostess for Postcard Friendship Friday.

Today she posted a little girl with a canary.

I didn't find a canary or a little girl with a bird, but I did find this...




Carolina Parrot


This is from The Audubon Postcard Folio 30 full-color photographs of John James Audubon's magnificent The Birds of America to mail, share, and cherish.

On the back of the card: Carolina Parrot, Psitacus Carolinensis, M.1, F. 2, Young 3, Plant Vulgo, Cuckle Burr, Plate 26, from The Birds of America by John James Audubon, 1827. National Gallery of Art, Washington/Gift of Mrs. Walter B. James.

The Audubon Postcard Folio, 1986 by Running Press Book Publishers.

Happy PFF!


23 comments:

Diva Kreszl said...

the colors in this are just heavenly!!!

Linda said...

Beautiful colors, and love the artful positioning of the birds. Lovely.

Kim Mailhot said...

Loving the beautiful parrots...a visit to the jungle is always good.
Have a sweet Friday, Lovely Snap !

Sherry said...

Gorgeous colour...I read a novel about Audubon a number of years ago. He was an "interesting" man to say the least.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Bee-oo-tee-ful! I love birdwatching but for some reason they scare me. Their sharp beaks, clutching claws. I think one day I will try to keep one as a pet (a parrot?!) so that I can lose that fear as I love what they represent and am fascinated watching them go about their business.

Sheila said...

Audubon was the most wonderful artist, I think. I'm especially fond of his flowers, but this is beautiful!

MuseSwings said...

Would we call that group a conversation of parrots? Wonderful card. I see flocks of parrots here once in a while. They are wonderful to watch - just don't park your car under them or have them settle in your own yard.

Trudy Callan said...

What beautiful parrots.

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Debs said...

LOVE this! thanks so much for sharing...funnily enough, i was reading about him just the other day when researching the background of the 1967 US 20¢ airmail stamp which features his Columbia Jays...happy PFF!

Mary said...

What a gorgeous card!

Sharon said...

I love his work. He had a real love of birds, didn't he. How have you been friend? I feel much better but seems like recovery is way to long.

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

Gorgeous colors on the postcard we love birds.

Aimee said...

Beautiful! I was thinking Audubon the minute I saw it!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That's close enough, Snap.. I love that postcard.

Hope hubby is doing okay.
Hugs,
Betsy

Postcardy said...

Audubon's bird pictures are so beautiful!

Joy said...

Great card, Audubon beautifully paints the social nature of parrots, I can almost hear them squawking.

Janet said...

Love the birds postcard. The colors are fantastic. The touches of red really pop out.

viridian said...

Such a lovely image - I can hear the squawks too. Audobon "interesting"? Off to wikipedia I go.

Another, sadder note: these birds are also known as the carolina parakeet and sadly the are extinct.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolina_Parakeet

Irene said...

Great Card. Love your bird.

Crafty Christina said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

steviewren said...

That Audubon sure knew how to draw the birds didn't he? Your card is beautiful.

Lyneen said...

Beautiful card. I have always loved Audubon. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by... PFF

rivergardenstudio said...

What a beautiful postcard, so rich with it's yellows and lively birds. And thank you so much for visiting me and the link to my book. I will do the drawing next Saturday! roxanne