Canadian Postage Stamps – The Peace Issue of 1946

 
After the end of the Second World War in 1945 Canada decided to replace the high values of the War Effort Issue with designs symbolic of the simple, peaceful and industrious life of Canada.

Page 105, Hansen’s Guidebook & Catalogue of Canadian Stamps, 1970.

Philip K. Dick

Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada

Staghorn Sumac

This photo of Staghorn Sumac [Rhus typhina] was taken at Trout Lake, Hermon, NY, on 29 July 2011.  It is a member of the Cashew (Anacardiaceae) family.  Harvesting Color shows it yielding a light brown dye with an Alum mordant and a green/gray-green with an iron one (Pages 100-103).

USDA Plants Listing:  http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=RHTY

Staghorn Sumac at Trout Lake

Staghorn Sumac at Trout Lake

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Crown Vetch [Securigera varia] found at Fletcher Park on 1 June 2013. It’s a member of the Pea (Fabaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 66-67, states “it’s a sprawling plant of roadsides, extensively planted as a ground cover for steep banks” and lists it as Coronilla varia. These flowers were on the border of a field that was in the process of being plowed.

USDA Plants Listing: Securigera varia

Crown Vetch at Fletcher Park - 1 June 2013

Crown Vetch at Fletcher Park – 1 June 2013

Crown Vetch (top view) - 1 June 2013

Crown Vetch (top view) – 1 June 2013

Crown Vetch (with tractor & plow) - 1 June 2013

Crown Vetch (with tractor & plow) – 1 June 2013