Roof facia intersection and purlins, pre and post ‘haircut’. I used to be afraid of heights. Now I just hate them. I hate working up high because i just don’t trust this body anymore. It’s the getting this old sore thing to bend through a 14” square opening in a roof and clamor about on 2x rafters with a #dozuki ! While I build with #natural / #recyclable materials, I personally have to twist into the most unnatural positions. Thanks @bostitchtools for making my life easier with a coil nailer that is both boss and light. #sore#old#heights#naturalarchitecture#naturalbuilding#pneumatic
Silent and mysterious, owls are among the most fascinating birds. These night time predators are scattered across the globe, with over 200 species known to man.
1. Snowy owl: Scanning the Arctic skies, these owls are one of the only species known to be active during the day (although most hunting occurs at dawn or dusk). They are easily identified by their rich white feathers, where males are whiter than females (more brown). They possess a keen eyesight and an even better hearing ability, as most prey blend in to the environment and are almost impossible to detect visually. They usually fly close to the ground to avoid harsh winds and also to snack on their favourite food, lemmings.
2. Eurasian Eagle-owl: The largest owl species, they are fast flyers through the help of their 6ft wingspan. Eagle-owls are easily identified by their orange eyes. They roam the mountainous regions of Europe and Asia where their eyesight and hearing both come in handy when preying on mammals, fish and other birds. They are primarily nocturnal birds and spend their daylight hours sleeping.
3. Spectacled owl: These are the largest owls found in the tropical regions of central and South America. They can be spotted by white feathers surrounding their eyes. They are fast hunters with sharp talons that they use to grab prey. All spectacled owls are monogamous, which means that they have the same mate for life. Like all owls, they are nocturnal hunters.
Continuing raptor week with the Speed legend💨
Fast, Feisty and Ferocious, falcons are among the most abundant birds of prey.
1. Peregrine Falcon: With great speed comes great power. With a stooping (diving) speed at over 200 mph the peregrine falcon is considered the fastest animal on earth (only during a dive). This formidable predator has a reputation of hunting mid air while topping 150 mph. The force and impact of its stoop almost always kills prey instantly. The peregrine falcon is the most abundant raptor, inhabiting every continent except for Antarctica. Although females are twice as large as males, they are not exceptionally large in comparison to their other raptor cousins. In fact males are often called a tiercel because it is a tierce (one third) smaller in size than the female.
2. Gyrfalcon: A magnificent sight to look at, these birds are the largest of the falcons. They are also known as the Arctic falcon and are the official mascot of the U.S Air Force. Unlike their earlier cousins, the Gyrfalcon hunts near the ground, searching for rodents or hares. These falcons were once considered so prestigious, that only Kings could hunt with them.
Raptor week starts now🦅
Eagles are one of the largest, most powerful and intelligent birds of prey. With over a 100 identified species, eagles range worldwide.
1. Golden Eagle: One of the most intimidating and magnificent eagles, goldens are ferocious predators. With a wing span of over 7 ft, they are able to dive at a speed of 120 mph to catch prey. These diurnal predators have large eyes able to detect the slightest movement. Unlike other raptors, they hunt in pairs. They are primarily found in mountainous areas ranging across the Alps to the Himalayas.
2. Bald eagle: The national bird of North America and one of the largest sea eagles, a baldy’s wing span soars around 8 ft in length. They primarily feed on fish, able to dive at 100 mph to catch prey. They are easily identified by their white-feathered head and yellow beak. Males and females both contribute to the incubation and feeding of new borns.
3. Harpy: One of the largest eagles native to the rainforests of South America, the harpy is extremely powerful, capable of carrying prey over 20 pounds in the air. They have long talons reaching over 4 inches that exert a force of over 110 pounds on impact. Harpies have a facial disk similar to owls, where feathers around the disk can be lifted, exposing ears capable of powerful hearing.
4. Stellar’s sea eagle: The heaviest and rarest eagle in the world, along with being the largest sea eagle, Stellars are excellent hunters. They have binocular vision capable of monocular and binocular sight, which means that they can use their eyes independently or together to spot prey. They have large talons over 5 inches long (a grizzly bear’s claws reach only 2 inches). They range through northeastern Asia.
*Record scratch/freeze frame* Yup, that's me. You're probably wondering how my fear of heights ended me in this situation...😂 Just a Brooklyn girl breaking through her barriers, one extreme adventure at a time! 😜
When that "What on earth was I thinking?!" hit me😩😭 I reconsidered ALL life choices at this very moment🤣
What is your favourite flavour of Ramen?
Please let me and your fellow readers know your favourite flavours of all time via comment below?! ====================== This was an extract to one of my popular videos about Yokohama with my friends Yusuke (@ys_wsw), Bonnie (@bonnielass9) and Nicole (@nicady_nic) ====================== Make them, design them, eat them, be them: The Yokohama Cup Noodles Museum is the home of the cup-noodle lover, and there is nothing to be ashamed of.
Japan is famous for ramen, be it the hot steaming bowls served in the single-seater restaurants or the DIY cups of goodness bought from the convenience store. Both have their perks, and if you’re a devotee of the latter, then the Yokohama Cup Ramen Museum is a pilgrimage you have to make. While it used to be a simple affair with bright displays, videos and the famous Cup Ramen Factory, the museum has upped its game and is now a playground for lovers of the cup noodle. With the flashy displays and a new, slightly less-weird video to start, there’s a range of new added rooms that take this from an entertaining hour to a full afternoon of unbridled joy. ====================== YT Link: https://youtu.be/wU1ttQKuGAg