Easter Landscape

Sometimes a greeting card that’s not full of holiday images is the exact perfect messenger for your holiday wishes. In this case, I think this Easter landscape is one of those perfect holiday images.

Circa 1920, this Hermann Wolff postcard was made available by the National Library of Norway. They are placing it in the public domain and I’m happy to take their assessment and run with it.

In this Easter landscape, we have a small white house with a gray slate roof sitting in a valley near a pond. Yellow, spring flowers dot the landscape as the sun sets in a pink glow behind the mountains. Decorating an already lovely scene is a sprig of pussy willows in full bloom with the little yellow pollen-bearing anthers. (yep, looked that one up) BTW, did you know that the soft fuzzy part of pussy willows are a sort of fur coat to keep the reproductive parts of the plant warm in the chilly nights of early spring.

With a special thanks to a library who is making their collections freely available to the public, without restrictions, we have a page-sized version of this postcard. It is too big to show here but you can access the full-sized version by clicking on the illustration below.

easter landscape

This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.