Friday, January 12, 2007

"Oh, what a beautiful mornin'..."

The U.S. Postal Service releases its centennial stamp. Big sky, beautiful water, horizontal and gentle lines. It is beautiful and it does say something about Oklahoma. I think it does a pretty good job of representing Oklahoma.

With the issuance of this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates the centennial of Oklahoma's statehood.

The stamp design features an evocative painting by Oklahoma artist Mike Larsen. The painting shows the morning sunlight touching the waters of the Cimarron River, one of several rivers that meander through the state. Also included in the design are the words "Oh, what a beautiful mornin'..." - recalling a popular song from the musical Oklahoma! By Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.