Swap-bot Time: June 20, 2019 8:26 am


Date Joined: May 29, 2011
Last Online: June 20, 2019

Country: United States
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About Me

Yay Vegan! Being vegan is the best and most important thing about me! I love being vegan!

I'm a reader: science fiction, animal fiction, mainstream, and random non-fiction: mostly science and nature, and some autobiographies.

I keep a paper journal. And a blog, occasionally.

I'm a photographer and I print my photos up as postcards.

I enjoy art in many forms. Mail Art is awesome... And I especially love handmade cards and postcards!

Favorite Crafts

Photography My focus is urban wildlife. I go for walks every weekend and take pictures of nature; I love trees, birds, flowers and any kinds of animals that I find, including bugs and pets. Photography is definitely my passion, and I love sharing my photos with the world as postcards...

Postcards I've been involved in a (5 card) monthly postcard exchange since July 2008... and now I send out 100 to 150 postcards every month! I use desktop publishing software to turn my photos into postcards, which I print at home on a (very temperamental) high-end printer.

Gardening I'm a terrible gardener, but I still end up with more cherry tomatoes than I can eat! I'm mostly there for the photo opportunities. ;)

∞ Rarely: Drawing, Crochet, Book Making, Making Bookmarks

Learning June 2019 I finally have the time to take some classes, and I'm starting with the EDX "HTML5 and CSS" class and hope to complete the "Front-End Web Developer" set!

Fav TV and Movies

I don't watch much tv, but there are a few shows I like... Doctor Who (I love the new, but it all started with the old!), and I'll watch Firefly over and over!

Movies: Legend (the one with Unicorns!), LadyHawke, The NeverEnding Story, Ever After, The Secret Life of Pets, Serenity


Postcards I'd love to receive nature, animals or art postcards. But I'm not picky! I just like to get mail: send me anything, and then write something interesting in the text block! :) Also love handmade postcards!

∞ Other than Nature and Animals, I am also very interested in Ocean themes and Astronomy, Star Gazing, and Outer Space themes.

Animals I truly love all animals, even bugs, but here are a few of my most favorite! Bumble Bees & Beetles, Chickens & Turkeys, Crows, Dolphins, Elephants, Equines, Foxes, Frogs, Guinea Pigs, Humpback Whales, Mice & Rats, Octopuses, Sea Horses, Squirrels!

Favorite Books

Oh my gosh, I love to read! I also love to buy books! I tend to buy more than I have time to read. There is also a big place in my heart for ebooks, I love my Kindle!

I enjoy reading science fiction, but lately I'm reading a lot of non-fiction. I love to read about nature and animals. And also an autobiography here and there.

Favorites in Random Order:

  • Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
  • Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis Series
  • The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord
  • Ancillary Justice and the Imperial Radch series by Ann Leckie
  • Anything by James Tiptree, Jr
  • I seek out winners of the Burroughs Medal (nature writing), the Tiptree Award (gender identity), and occasionally Hugo and Nebula winners.

Someday, I'd Like to TRY...

crochet amigurumi

stamp carving

drawing and colouring my own postcards

I ♥ Swap-Bot

Yay, Mailbox Joy! I love to create and send mail! I enjoy sharing my nature photography as postcards and notecards. I like to read profiles and figure out what I have that will make my mailing partner happy. I enjoy challenging myself occasionally with different kinds of swaps.

∞ 500 Swaps!

I completed my 500th swap on 28 april 2019, when I sent my TGIF notecard 143! I've got 695 "fives" and 588 "hearts" and I've hosted 112 swaps. Whee! And I can't wait for the next 500!!

∞ Hosting

All of the swaps I create are International and Newbie Friendly. Both of these things are important to me, and I'm especially passionate about International swaps.


Francella rated for Interest me no. 69 on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: I think this book (series) may be my kind of book, so I will be checking them out :)
indigo68 rated for Real Photos - Critter Edition! on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful animal photos and the interesting notes for each one! You are an amazing photographer! My absolute favourite pic is the grey squirrel, he's going to be framed and sit on my desk where I can look at him everyday! :)
Comment: Very cool jelly fish card. Thank you!
Comment: I don't think I've ever seen this technique! It's lovely! And I need to find a few more "dead tree" books to use my bookmarks with! :) Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the chipmunk postcard- so cute!
knitterofhats rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #148 on Jun 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the lovely lady bug card and pics. Sounds like a great weekend. Good luck with your gardening!
MarHelene rated for First & Last Lines No. 12 on Jun 10, 2019
Comment: Love the tulips!
LadyJo rated for Real Photos - Critter Edition! on Jun 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the beautiful photos you sent! It is hard to pick my favorite! The deer and squirrel are probably my favorite! I will enjoy adding them to my photo album of Nature.
joebob778 rated for Brighten My Week Notecard May #5 on Jun 8, 2019
Comment: Your handwriting is so beautiful! Thank you for the note and cards, they are lovely!
Lablauri57 rated for Real Photos - Critter Edition! on Jun 6, 2019
Comment: As usually, your photos are great. Love the envelope too. Nw printer is doing a good job. Flower and butterfly is very cute.
HappyMom rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #147 on Jun 5, 2019
Comment: Always a treat to hear from you - and I'm so glad you're doing better with your foot. Thanks for the pix - awesome, as always. My favorite is the ladybug card you made ❤️
tizzicat rated for I would join this swap if... on Jun 4, 2019
Comment: How's the tortoise dating going?
Response: The honeymoon is over... I think she's cheating on me!
Murrayd78 rated for I would join this swap if... on Jun 3, 2019
Mamamoose rated for INTL PC #15 - Senders Choice on Jun 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovey card!
marclively rated for Brighten My Week Notecard May #3 on Jun 2, 2019
Comment: thanks Rift
sebastian122 rated for I would join this swap if... on Jun 2, 2019
Comment: Next time I host I'm hoping for 6 dead bodies!!! Marco!!
Response: Polo!! I keep telling people to not be funny. Do they listen? No. Thanks for hosting a great swap. :)
lisaglass rated for Plant Life PC Swap on May 28, 2019
Comment: I love this!!! I recently visited the international owl center near me. It's the only one in the world that is dedicated just to owls and not Raptors in general. It was amazing! I plan to donate to them as well. I make owl pendants from paintings. Thank you for his story. I also loved the picture. I've never seen a green heron. We have great blue herons here and I love watching them when out in the kayak but it was really cool to see a green one! Thank you for everything! It was amazing!! ❤❤❤
MCGalaxy rated for Interest me No. 67 on May 26, 2019
Comment: I'm not big on science fiction but I do like dystopian novels. So this definitely seems like a book I have to request at my library. Sorry for the delay in rating but my Mom was just given mail from the PO going back to April and your swap was in there.
lynnpinkdaisy rated for INTL PC #14 - Senders Choice on May 25, 2019
Comment: The postcard was lovely. And I've never grown fennel before either. It sounds like a great adventure!

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sebastian122 on Jun 10, 2019:

I'm glad you joined my swap. I'm even gladder you sent me a postcard! Too sweet for your own good, I tell ya! =D

sojourner on May 12, 2019:

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sojourner on May 12, 2019:

Thank you. It was so thoughtful of you to send your Ares postcard. Love It!

AddictWithAPen on Apr 18, 2019:

I just received the postcard for the swap you angeled, Dawn and Piper are way too cute. Thank you very much !

HappyMom on Jan 27, 2019:


I am so sorry to hear about your car accident Rift... Sending love and prayers for a speedy recovery.

HappyMom on Jan 19, 2019:

Hello Rift! Just dropping by to say HI ... Looking forward to TGIF swaps coming back! Hope you had a great holiday and that 2019 is off to a great start!


Traceyk on Nov 1, 2018:

What a coincidence! I joined the postcard exchange this month on GR and realized you're the same person that I've swapped with before on SB! Wonderful! :)

USAFwife on Aug 4, 2018:

Thank you so much for your surprise post card. :) The butterfly is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your photography with me. :) ~Cindi

Stargazer008 on Jul 18, 2018:

How cool is that!!!! I won in the postcard roulette! Thank you so much for the wonderful surprise in my letter box! I really enjoyed your little story! And now have a lovely evening.

Fullsteampowell on Jul 18, 2018:

Thank you for the unassigned Postcard Roulette card! That squirrel is adorable.

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