Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I've Got Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

This is just a little post to share some sunshine with you all. I know some of you may be waist deep in snow, and we've had rain today with possible snow tonight. Yesterday was beautiful though, and things are starting to bloom around here.
These first two postcards do show what our desert looks like here in the Spring, although there are alot of houses here now. These are a few more postcards from my great-great aunt's journals. I shared before that she traveled around the world back in the 30's. The writing around the edges is hers. When I was a child, you saw many orange groves like this, but most of them have now been replaced by housing tracts.I grew up near the ocean and we often saw sunsets like this.A couple are from Hawaii before statehood. Feel free to copy and use any of them if you want to. Some sweet sunny postcards for a cloudy day.Blessings,
Marcia

28 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

These postcards are true treasures. How fortunate you are to have them. My family went to Hawaii on vacation when I was 14 - that was 30 years ago. We had a connecting flight in CA -- and that's the closest I ever got to being there. California always seemed like a foreign country to me. So far away from where I grew up in the South. Imagine -- now I'm in Kuwait. Who would have ever thought. We are having a cloudy, cool day here. Thanks for sharing the sunshine. Blessings, Tammy

Becky K. said...

Very neat postcards.

It is good to see colorful and sunny scenery. We have white, white and more white vistas outside our windows.

Becky

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Marcia,
I love the old post cards, what a treasure to have! I am going to AZ in 2 weeks to see my son and I hope their are blooms in the desert! Take Care, Cindy

Christine said...

Thanks Marcia, I needed some sunshine
and a visit to your lovely blog always cheers me up even though we're enjoying mild sunny days at the moment which is great, but I think friendship has its own special glow!
Thanks again and for visiting my blog.
Best wishes
Christine

LLJ said...

Thanks for sharing the sunshine, Marcia! You always do! : )
Leanne

Farm Chick Paula said...

Those are wonderful, Marcia! I know you treasure those very much.

We are having a little snow this morning, but it's very light... it's just very C-O-L-D. The wind chill is around 18, so it looks like I'll be busy keeping ice out of the animals' waterers today.... *sigh*...

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Oh~I needed some sunshine this morning. I don't think I have seen the sun for days.
We still have snow swirling in the air. W have had more snow this year than I remember in years.
Thanks for the sunshine!
Carrie

Libby said...

We are bracing for a Nor'easter . . . . whatever that means. I'd love to be sipping a nice fruity cocktail with a paper umbrella on Waikiki instead *s*
Anza Borrego is going to be stunning next month!

Shirley... said...

Thanks for sharing your postcards! I enjoy seeing all of the neat stuff that you have... I needed this sunshine!

Floss said...

Oh, thank you for that wonderful treat! That's a fantastic piece of family heritage for you all.

Wylie @ Shout A Joyful Noise! said...

I am ready for some sunshine, some spring break & the BEACH!!!!!
Wylie

Marsha said...

These postcards are a wonderful family treasure as I am sure her journal of travel adventures must be. Don't you wish you could retrace her journeys some day? I would love to see a desert in bloom someday.

Mandy in Mayberry said...

You have the best collection of vintage things I've ever seen!

Those are beautiful and thanks for sharing them with us. Oh and by the way, we are only ankle deep in snow here!

Kelli said...

Love those old postcards! :) Especially as I sit here in the midst of a blizzard.

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Postcards that are to die for! Love this post. Those pictures give me hope as I think we may have rain again today....go figure, I'm in Oregon :)

Cottage Cozy said...

What a fun post, Marcia. I love those postcards!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

HI Marcia. what great pictures you have there. I actually live with in an hour of the mojave desert. Except we are higher up in the mountains. Don't you love vintage postacards and pictures with this look. I love it. Hope your day is wonderful!
blessings,
debbie

Mrs.Rabe said...

I grew up in Southern California! I have been through the Mo-ha-ve Desert many times! Didn't know you lived there! Very nice postcards...I remember many farms and empty spaces that are no more...sad.

Julie Harward said...

Ohhhh, I loved those, and how blessed you are to have them...such cute little treasures! Come say hi :D

My name is PJ. said...

I love vintage ephemera!!! It harkens back to the days of my youth........

Thanks for sharing them, especially when we sit, post-blizzard, waiting to see where the road is....and when the plows might come by to show us!!!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

What a nice getaway on this snowy day! I love those vintage postcards, Marcia! What treasures you have there!

Hope you and your family are having a great day!

Hugs,
Tammy

Manuela@TPOH said...

I'm so ready for some warmth and sunshine but tomorrow it's suppose to snow. Those are great postcards!

Manuela

Mimi Sue said...

California has really changed a lot since I was a kid. I grew up in San Luis Obispo where we had plenty of country around us. Now there's housing tracts and strip malls and so many people! My husband grew up in Ventura. Tons of orange groves there back in the day. Have a great weekend. Mimi

Cathrines Kreative Hjørne said...

Dear Marcia,
what wonderful postcards, and, yes, they have promise of sunny days ahead! The nature is very different from what we're familiar with, you know, but I can imagine what it looks like in real life! Your aunt left you a treasure, she really did!

I wish you all an nice weekend!

Hugs,
Cathrine

Beverly said...

Hi Marcia. I had to play catch up as I had missed a couple of your posts. (Tax time...uggg) Your postcards of sunshine came at a good time. We had some yesterday for the first time in a long while.
It was fun peeking into your dollhouses and great that you still have them. I always wanted one growing up as my friends had them, but we lived in a "trailer" (there weren't mobil homes in those days) and we didn't have room for a doll house. Thanks for visiting my blog even though I haven't been here lately.

heather said...

what wonderful treasures those postcards are!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a great collection!!!

Hope you're having a great Valentine's Day weekend!

Colleen said...

What beautiful pictures. It was a treat for me to look at them. God bless.