March 26, 2016
2408 GERMANY - Trumpet vine in the summer's sun
Even if it is originating in the United States, trumpet vine (Campsis radicans) is well known in many European countries. Its flamboyant flowering made it obvious to even the least botanically-minded of the first English colonists in Virginia. Consequently the plant quickly made its way to England early in the 17th century, and from there was spread in Europe, especially that not needs special attention, just lots of light, and is highly resistant to drought, frost or excess moisture.
The photo was taken by Ulrike Schneiders, the daughter of internationally acclaimed photographer, Tony Schneiders. Born in 1954, she was educated at the Bryon Photographic Institute where she graduated with honors. Ulrike's works have won awards at her home in Germany, as well as abroad. She is internationally recognized as one of the foremost still-life photographers and her images have graced the covers of magazines and books, and have been licensed for calendars, and jigsaw puzzles.
About the stamp
The stamp is one of the two of the series Baby Animals, designed by Nicole Elsenbach & Frank Fienbork, and issued in 2016:
• Lepus europaeus (0.70 EUR) - It's on the postcard 2408
• Anser anser (0.70 EUR)
Campsis radicans - Wikipedia
Sender: Uta / UtaDagmar (postcrossing) DE-5084033
Sent from Plauen (Saxony / Germany), on 20.03.2016