telle(or Merja) is a member from Finland . She has been a member for over 6 years (2554 days).
My name is Merja and I live in the southern Finland with a lot of books in my house. Outside spreads my wild garden with a lot of trees and flowers. I have always loved to write letters and send postcards. Because my "grazy" way of living with my cameras and photography since my distant childhood I might send to you postcard from my own collection. But it is also possible, that I choose for you something quite different, because I have bought postcards all my life (and still buy).
My dearest interest in addition to photography is writing. I also read a lot, mostly historical and art connected books and biographies. I love to walk and stay in the nature, where I have taken most of my photos. I am also now and then busy with my family histories (genealogy) and work for family association.
I would love to travel more, but as it is not always possible, my visits are today mostly virtual, through books or traveling in the Internet. So postcards from everywhere in the world inspire me in this sense, because they bring me to learn to know places I didn´t know before.
In 2008 I retired after working full years. So, now I have more time to all these interesting activities, although I seem to be very good in filling my days with all possible. In autumn 2009 I started to study art history in Helsinki open university, which takes now more and more time. Postcrossing is still a good way to relax between my other activities (with gardening). Thank to postcrossing I have met many wonderful persons.
You can send freely any kind of postcard, I appreciate them all. Please, write the date on the postcard.
But you can also choose one of my favourite areas: art, paintings, architecture, fashion, nature/garden/flowers/plants/trees or historical places like castles, churches, paintings and photograhps of people.
It is very much ok, if you send instead a postcard significant to you and write about your life, passions and interests. It will make me happy!
I am really sorry, that I cannot any more answer to ALL private swap requests. Sometimes I can agree to send a card now and then, not several cards in a letter.
I have opened in April 2009 the pages in Flickr starting with my sent postcards http://www.flickr.com/photos/merja_kalenius/. You can see there also postcards of my own creation. I have chosen there also some few photos of the grazy amount I have taken. My blog in Finnish with far more photos is available in www.telle.kuvablogi.com, which now unfortunately has been out of order the whole summer 2012. My new blog is under http://unikkopellossa.blogspot.fi/. You find me in Faceboook with my name Merja Kalenius.
My writings in blogs handle sometimes Postcrossing, but for the future I have more plans for the postcard issue. You are invited to visit!