Route 66 Mother Road Neon Sign Party Supplies

Route 66 Mother Road Neon Sign Food Tray

Perfect for carrying drinks and appetizers.

Route 66 Mother Road Neon Sign Food Tray by catherinesherman on Zazzle.

Route 66 Mother Road Neon Sign Can Cooler

Keep your drinks cool and “cool” with this Route 66 can cooler.

Route 66 Mother Road Neon Sign Can Cooler by catherinesherman on Zazzle.

Route 66 "Mother Road" Neon Sign Throw Pillows

Make your guests comfortable with this dramatic pillow.

Route 66 “Mother Road” Neon Sign Throw Pillows by catherinesherman on Zazzle.

Route 66 Mother Road Poker Cards

Perfect for a card game at a bon voyage party.

Route 66 Mother Road Poker Cards by catherinesherman on Zazzle.

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Helsinki, Finland

The Sibelius Monument in Helsinki, Finland, is a popular stop for tourists, who clamber over the rocky foundation. The monument is dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) and is located at the Sibelius Park in the district of Töölö. The monument is a sculpture by Finnish artist Eila Hiltunen titled Passio Musicae and unveiled on September 7, 1967.
Organ builder Veikko Virtanen manufactured this magnificent church organ in Temppeliaukio Church in Helsinki, Finland. The organ has 43 stops and 3001 pipes. Temppeliaukio Church, a Lutheran church in the Toolo neighborhood of Helsinki, Finland, was designed by architects and brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen and opened in 1969. Built directly into solid rock, it is also known as the Church of the Rock and Rock Church.
The church is used frequently as a concert venue due to its excellent acoustics. The acoustic quality is created by the rough rock surfaces. Half a million people visit the church every year, making it one of Helsinki’s most popular destinations.
Ripe, delicious strawberries are among the many tasty fruits and vegetables offered for sale in Market Square in Helsinki, Finland. Many other goods are offered for sale, attracting crowds of locals and tourists. Located in the South Harbour at the very beginning of the Esplanade Park, the Market Square is Helsinki’s most international and famous market.
A steel cross sculpture is mounted on the top of Temppeliaukio Church, a Lutheran church in the Töölö neighborhood of Helsinki, Finland.
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Glacier Bay Alaska Photography

The magnificence of nature is supremely evident in Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. Here are some posters, postcards and greeting cards featuring Margerie Glacier, a 21-mile-long (34 km) tidewater glacier in Glacier Bay in Alaska.

Margerie Glacier is part of the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. It begins on the south slope of Mount Root, at the Alaska-Canada border in the Fairweather Range, and flows southeast and northeast to Tarr Inlet. It was named for the famed French geographer and geologist Emmanuel de Margerie (1862–1953), who visited the Glacier Bay in 1913. It is an integral part of the Glacier Bay, which was declared a National Monument on February 26, 1925, a National Park and Wild Life Preserve on December 2, 1980, a UNESCO declared World Biosphere Reserve in 1986 and a World Heritage Site in 1992.

Margerie Glacier is said to be stable and Johns Hopkins Glacier is stated to be advancing, on the eastern face of the Fairweather Range.

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Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru Square Wallclock
Machu Picchu, Peru Square Wallclock by catherinesherman onZazzle.

  • Size 10.75″ x 10.75″.
  • Also available and large and medium round.
Afternoon at Machu Picchu, Peru Jigsaw Puzzle
Afternoon at Machu Picchu, Peru Jigsaw Puzzle by catherinesherman on Zazzle.
Size: 10×14 Photo Puzzle (252 pieces) or
8×10 with 110 pieces (more information at the bottom of the post.)

 

Style: Hard Plastic coasters with cork back – set of 6
Machu Picchu, Peru Beverage Coaster
Machu Picchu, Peru Beverage Coaster by catherinesherman on Zazzle.
Style: Sandstone Drink Coaster

Size: 8×10 Photo Puzzle with Gift Box
Turn designs, photos, and text into a great game with customizable puzzles! Made of sturdy cardboard and mounted on chipboard, these puzzles are printed in vivid and full color. For hours of puzzle enjoyment, give a custom puzzle as a gift today!

Size: 8″ x 10″ (110 pieces)
Includes beautiful gift box with puzzle image printed on lid.
Sturdy cardboard stock, mounted on chipboard.
Easy wipe-clean surface.

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Tree Swallow Couple Happy Anniversary Card

Tree Swallow Couple Happy Anniversary Greeting Card

These Tree Swallows are devoted to each other, a perfect greeting for bird lovers celebrating an anniversary. The male keeps watch on top of the nesting box while the female takes a look around from the safety of the nest.

These birds were photographed at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois, 25 miles west of Chicago. The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres hold more than 222,000 live plants representing nearly 4,300 taxa from around the world.

Greeting Card Universe is the world’s largest card store, with more than 600,000 cards, invitations, and announcements. These highest quality cards come with a blank high-grade envelope — or you can choose to send it to someone directly with your personal message or photo inside. All orders are shipped out the very next business day from GCUs U.S. or U.K. print facilities. Shipments typically get delivered in 2 to 5 business days; you can also pick up any order within an hour in most local Target or Bartell Drugs stores. All orders are guaranteed.

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Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Here is a section of Cliff Palace, the largest cliff dwelling in North America. The structure built by the Ancestral Puebloans is located in Mesa Verde National Park in their former homeland region.
The cliff dwelling and park are in the southwestern corner of Colorado. Cliff Palace contains 23 kivas (round sunken rooms of ceremonial importance), and 150 rooms and had a population of about 100 people. Cliff Palace was constructed primarily out of sandstone, mortar and wooden beams. The sandstone was shaped using harder stones, and a mortar of soil, water and ash was used to hold everything together.
Tree ring dating indicates that construction and refurbishing of Cliff Palace was continuous from around 1190 through 1260, although the major portion of the building was done within a twenty-year time span.

 

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This Miracle That is Life — Magenta Phalaenopsis Orchid

One of the most miraculous of flowers is the orchid, so I thought it was perfect to illustrate George Bernard Shaw’s quote about the Miracle of Miracles — Life.  A baby, of course, would be perfect, too.

The Phalaenopsis orchid, also called the moth orchid, is an orchid genus of approximately 60 species and is one of the most popular and easy to grow. You almost forget what a wonder of nature it is. A miracle.

“Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles.”
by George Bernard Shaw

I did a little research on the color Magenta, wondering about this shade of pinkish purple, violet red or purplish red, and found that magenta isn’t a real color. Magenta is an “extra spectral” color. Sir Isaac Newton noticed that magenta did not exist in the spectrum of colors from white light when he played with prisms.

Our brain does the mixing of adjoining wavelengths. But since our brain does all of the work of translating wavelengths into colors, I say magenta is almost as real as the other colors.

According to Liz Elliott, “A beam of white light is made up of all the colours in the spectrum. The range extends from red through to violet, with orange, yellow, green and blue in between. But there is one colour that is notable by its absence.” To read more and see some fun tricks with colors and learn more about magenta, read “Magenta Ain’t a Colour.”

Despite being “extra spectral” color, magenta is a hard-working color.  It’s one of the three primary colors  of the subtractive CMYK Color Model.

Magenta was first introduced as the color of a new aniline dye called fuchsine, patented in 1859 by a French chemist. Its name was changed the same year to magenta, to celebrate a victory of the French and Sardinian army at the Battle of Magenta in 1859, near the  town of that name. 

The web color magenta is also called fuchsia.

Well, I got sidetracked by magenta, forgetting all about George Bernard Shaw.  You can read about him here: George Bernard Shaw.

 

 

 

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Classical Gas Museum in New Mexico

A gasoline museum on the low Road to Taos offers a wealth of old artifacts, both mint condition and rusty. Among the treasures are gasoline pumps and signs and old cars. Posters, postcards and other products are available.

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Lavender Bunches on a Drying Rack

The inside of the card is lavender.
Three colors of lavender dry on a rack at a lavender farm. The fragrance is intoxicating!
  • 7″ x 5″ (landscape).
  • Printed on ultra-heavyweight (120 lb.) card stock with a gloss finish.
  • Each card comes with a white envelope.
  • No minimum order.
  • Available in Note Card size
Lavender Bunches
Lavender Bunches postcard by catherinesherman on Zazzle.
A young woman harvests lavender at a farm in Kansas.

A young woman harvests lavender at a farm in Kansas.

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A Cup of Happy!

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