Een (verlaat) verjaardags kado van mijn andere dochter. Mijn favoriete vogeltjes !!! Heeft zij speciaal voor mij laten schilderen op drijfhout, door Liz Toole ,een engelse kunstenares. Is dus uniek ! Ben er hartstikke blij mee !!!Thanks 😘
Sanderling with sandworm
February 20th, 2018
Killarney, Victoria, Australia
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Canon EF 600mm f4L IS II USM lens
Canon EF 1.4x III Extender
One of the downsides of being a flock feeder is when you find a juicy sandworm, you have to be super-quick to consume it before one of your mates takes it from you!
These four Sanderlings (Calidris alba) were running in and out with the waves, known as "wave chasing", to feed on a whole host of invertebrates washed up on the shore.
This picture was taken at first light on Garrapatero beach on Santa Cruz. The Galápagos National Park provide permits to camp out on the beach overnight, and I was lucky enough to be able to do this in November of last year. Not only were the stars incredible that night, but I awoke to a number of Sanderlings and finches pecking away at my sleeping bag. An incredible experience that I certainly won't forget in a hurry.
I think I’ve got the scoop on a rare bird (and, okay, I didn’t know it for a few days and I needed the assistance of the Merlin mobile app from @cornellbirds to crack the case.) This is potentially big news to, like, a dozen local birders! Not seen in Portland since last September, behold The Sanderling. From what I gather it’s on a stopover heading for The Arctic.
| Wylde Coffee Collection - Coffee Insight #3 SANDERLING |
To complete the hat-trick, the Wylde collection presents 'Sanderling' decaf coffee. That's right we offer a DECAF, there's a twist... This isn't your average naff tasting decaf, we've come across a unique way to maintain flavour in ways other decafs can't. It's all in the processing (see below).
A good friend of Wylde's, local photographer @ianbarrar is a huge fan. Ian loves the taste of high grade coffee but was cautious to the caffeine element. We found the answer in our Sanderling. A groundbreaking combination of top tasting coffee without that kick of caffeine for those who prefer without.
Most people view decaf coffee in a bad light. Decaf is often regarded as almost fake coffee, offering nothing stoke worthy. Generally we'd agree and have found this to be the case... Until we found Sanderling, a great combination of beans from Caturra, Colombia, and Castillo. 🇨🇴 It's grown by 8 different farmers around the little town of Suaza.
What makes Sanderling unique? Unlike many of its decaf counterparts, it doesn't use carbon dioxide to remove caffiene. It undergoes the Ethyl Acetate decaffeination method, a natural by-product of fermented sugar cane and in some cases extracted from berry fruits. This strips the soluble caffeine molecules from the raw green coffee bean. Importantly this avoids destroying flavours that are lost in many other alternative processes.
A coffee almost sticky in profile with toffee and caramel offerings. This sweetness combines with a large helping of cherry, what comes through as a delightfully rich Black Forrest Gateau .
Our Columbian Sanderling, a decaf option yet it's still full of flavour. Sanderling can be great for drinkers who want to have a coffee or two of an evening but still get their 40 winks.
#specialtycoffee#coffeelove#coffeetime#coffeeaddict#coffee#columbia#roasted#sanderling#darkchocolate#artisan#handcrafted#espresso#coffeegram#coffeegram#coffeelover#coffeebreak#coffeebreak#coffeeholic#coffee #☕️ #independent#wyldecoffee#filtercoffee#handcrafted#instadaily#coffeeshots#coffeedaily#coffeeculture#manmakecoffee
Finished the ink part last night. Well, mostly. I think I'm going to do the shadow on the water in ink, but I needed to put in the watercolor background first. Swipe to see how that's coming along!
Alright, time for some art talk. Today, it's talking about your art.
If you're an artist who's trying to sell their work, you need to talk about your art. You see, an Etsy store is only as good as the promotion you give it. You can't expect to just make stuff, put it online, and sell it. That's a fantasy. In reality, you have to put in the legwork necessary to reach the people who want to see and buy your art.
I got a haircut yesterday and I was just chatting with the stylist, as you do, and she asked me what I was up to that day. I told her I was working on a drawing and we started talking about art. She was into tattoos, but that style intersects with pen and ink, so we had a lot in common. As I was paying, I showed her a picture of what I was working on, and she referred me to her friend who runs a little shop downtown and displays local artists' work inside. Small world, right? And that's kind of my point. You need to be talking about art to everyone, because you never know where your next connection might come from. We're all connected in the weirdest ways.
North Uist in the Outer Hebrides has to be one of the most stunning places I’ve been. Sanderlings, or any species of wader for me, are usually a dot in the distance on the other side of a lake somewhere. Here, however, they allowed us to wander over to them!