Monday, April 19, 2010

Roy Rogers is Finally on a Postage Stamp

Hooray! Roy Rogers, the King of the Cowboys, finally has his own postage stamp. We honor the Lunar New Year and "Abstract Expressionists" on postage stamps, but we've never honored those good old American Icons: cowboys! Finally, they've decided to make a set of stamps for the "Cowboys of the Silver Screen". They aren't the prettiest things ever, but it's certainly a step in the right direction. I mean, no other country has ever had cowboys (not our kind), it's a totally American thing, so why aren't we proud of that instead of "abstract expressionism" which looks like art class projects?! Well, that was my soap-box for the day . . . got it out of my system!

We went to up to the "shopping district" today and to the chiropractor and were absolutely amazed at the amount of leaves and flowers that are popping out. The yards all over are filled with dandelions (shouldn't be out for another month at least), but the flowering trees are all in full bloom. So, you're driving down the road looking at a Spring-time, pink-flowering tree with a Summer green lawn full of dandelions below. Very strange looking. Below are pics of the cherry tree, one of the lilac bushes and some daffodils. Click on them to enlarge.

Samwise is being really cute right now, and I just tried to take his picture, but he's not co-operating, so you'll just have to believe me that he's the cutest cat in the world!

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