Sunday, June 22, 2014

Dolphins and Sharks, India-Philippines

Time for Sunday Stamps...and my first ever post written from my backyard! On a sunny day!! Feels so lovely! My dad just installed this roof over our terrace, so now, rain or shine I can sit, eat, work, my backyard, outside in the fresh air! Cannot explain how happy I am cos of this..even work feels more pleasurable now!

Anyways, without any further ado...the theme for today is 'anything you wish' and while checking some of the recent envelopes I have received, my eyes got set on this...a perfect kind of cover for me, so here it comes to see the light of day...

well I must say that I absolutely ADORE ADORE ADORE dolphins!! And my earliest memory of them is this Flipper TV Series. Yeah, I may not have been born when the show was created, but they did show it here years later when I was a kid...and loved it! I have seen dolphin shows, but my absolute dream is one day to swim with dolphins...even the very thought of it gives me this stomach anxiety..I cannot even imagine how i would actually feel once it happens..and I hope it DOES happen one day.
Speaking of earliest memory is again from the childhood...with one of those horror shark-related movies...and NO, i would not want to swim with them, though I still do not approve people killing them...unless in actual danger

Anyways, regarding the cover...this is a joint issue between India and the Philippines, issued in 2009, where first of allyou can see the South Asian river dolphin (Platanista gangetica), which is a freshwater or river dolphin found in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan.
Besides the dolphin, you can also see the whale shark (Rhincodon typus), which is a slow-moving filter feeding shark and the largest known extant fish species.It is usually found in tropical and warm oceans and lives in the open sea, with a lifespan of about 70 years.

Well, dangerous or not, I do love the cover...and as long as the sharks are on stamps, I feel on the safe side ;-)

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  1. I like the underwater view of the sheet with the light on the surface.

  2. I didn't know that there were freshwater dolphins.

    I don't know why, but as soon as I started reading your post, I got an ad that covered the whole screen. I hope that isn't something new that blogger is doing.

  3. Congratulations on your new place-to-write-and-blog, I love to read how enthusiast you are, it must be a superb place!
    And thank you for sharing these wonderful stamps, these animals and colours are beautiful. Besides this, I always think it great when countries connect, as India and Philipines did by this stamps' theme!

  4. Brilliant cover - it is so alive.

  5. That is lovely, so full of movement! How nice to have a new all-weather place to write.

  6. How nice to have the surrounding printing - adds to the set. thank you for participating this week. Congrats on your new outdoor space!

  7. A really beautiful mini-sheet! I love the colours as well as the dolphones.

  8. I've never particularly wanted to swim with dolphins (and I remember Flipper, the first time around!). love the stamps.