A Door County cherry orchard is one of the images featured in a new set of Forever stamps being issued by the U.S. Postal Service. The 'Earthscapes' Forever stamps will be dedicated during a special ceremony Monday, October 1 at Southern Door High School.
The stamps show 15 different images of America's diverse landscape as seen from above. The shots were taken from aerial and satellite photos at a height of several hundred feet to several hundred miles.
The photo for the Cherry Orchard stamp was taken by photographer Richard Hamilton Smith of Minnesota, in a single-engine Cessna flying over Brussels. The stamp celebrates cherry blossom time in Door County, which is known for its tart red cherries, usually harvested from about mid-July to mid-August.
The United States Postal Service, Wisconsin Federation of Stamp Clubs and the Southern Door County School District will kick off National Stamp Collecting Month at the dedication ceremony Monday, October 1 at 9 a.m. at the Eagle Gym at Southern Door, 2073 County Trunk DK in Brussels. The event is free and open to the public.