AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Weekend Mailbox #5 ~ Koala Mail

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ An Australian icon is the subject of this mailbox at Safety Beach, Mornington Peninsula.
The dark line on the koala's back is the insert for letters.

Koala mailbox
Famed Australian icon
Tourist attraction
Weekend Mailbox #5 ~ Koala mail
LINKS OPEN Saturday at 2:05am Eastern Australia time - Melbourne
= Friday 9:05am Los Angeles USA
= Friday 12:05pm New York USA
= Friday 5:05pm London UK
= Friday 6:05pm Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA + Paris FRANCE

A few introductory comments:
1. Post a photograph of ANYTHING that relates to mailboxes.
Write a letter (virtual or otherwise)
Write a poetic letter (virtual or otherwise)
Write a story involving MAIL!
**You can select anything to do with MAIL.
Here are a few ideas/subjects!

vintage cards/postcards
old letters
even VIRTUAL letters
postal vans
2. Add your name + country (initials) and link to Linky Tools below.
3. Your link must be a "permalink" and go directly to your Weekend Mailbox post.
4. Link back to Weekend Mailbox in your post tags.
5. You may like to use the Weekend Mailbox badge located in this post or on the sidebar! Right click and save it on your computer. When you add it to your post, ensure you click on the image and link it to Gemma's Greyscale Territory. Then others may follow the link here.
P.S. I am aware that U.S. has official mailboxes.
But anything related to mail is great for this meme!
It's OK to think outside "the mailbox"!!!
N.B. As I think of extra possibilities, I will add them to the list!
You may even like to suggest some!


Ana said...

wow, how unusual! By the way thank you for hosting this meme Gemma, I'm having great fun keeping my eyes open for anything mail-related when I'm out and about. Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that mailbox!

EG CameraGirl said...

That is so cool, Gemma. I love the koala. How does the mail stay dry...or perhaps that's not a problem in Melbourne.

Reader Wil said...

That's a good idea Gemma! The problem is our mailboxes are always an opening in the frontdoor.
BTW the word mail in originally a viking word. It is derived from the Norwegian word "mål" which means "speech,language".
As soon as the Vikings started to talk, the British knew they had to pay. They called it "black mail". Mail is still connected with message. There are a lot of Norwegian words in the English language.
So now I have at least done something with mail.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Funny mailbox.

Ebie said...

It is so cute and it is sitting just comfortably!

jabblog said...

How amusing! Little koala looks rather surprised but I bet he brings a smile to the postman's face.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Meet the koala disguised as a box
for letters and parcels—but not for sox!

Self Sagacity said...

Pretty cool meme! I will have to remember so that I can join you~!



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