butterfly, radish and sun / 大陽はどこに

August 18, 2011

1971Netherland002
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*exch. 051 ( bottom one only )

9 November 1971, Netherlands
design: Babs van Wely

When I was in the countryside for cycling last weekend, I saw a couple of yellow butterflies.  I had an idea that butterflies are found from spring to early summer and not after the peak of a hot summer.  It seems we haven’t had the peak of summer yet – and I am seeing some trees getting coloured already…

Where is our sun!?

1971Netherland003
*exch. 052 ( limited number )

Has summer gone already?

But in our garden, the branches of our pear tree are heavily laden with the biggest pears of the last few years.  How about the vegetable harvest?

I like the composition of these stamp designs – wide sky for the butterfly and deep ground for the radish, as well as the sun with big hands.

先週末、郊外をサイクリング中に蝶がひらひら飛んでいるのを何度か見かけました。あれ、蝶は春先から初夏にかけて飛んで、お盆を過ぎたらぱったり見ないもののはずでは?というか、ここイギリスではこの夏、ほとんど暑くならないままに木々が色づき始めているのでした。

大陽はどこに?
夏は終わったの?

そんな天候なのに、庭の梨の木が今まで見た事のない大きさでたわわに実って、枝が重みで垂れ下がっています。土の中の野菜類は順調に育っているのかな?

地面の位置の違いで蝶に広い空、カブには深い大地を作っている、この女性イラストレーターのおおらかな構図が大好きです。手を振っているような大陽も甘すぎず、クール。

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