Credit: This pic was taken by my former supervisor.
4 years ago, we ran a luxury business conference together. We worked, we ate, we stayed up late til morning and slept in the same working table day after day. I remembered i didn’t go home to see my parents just because of the job. I used to hate the overloading tasks but now i’m glad that i’d done it all. She taught me resilience and pushed my perseverance to the peak. This was when my energy was trained. And, never had i got any experience as worthy as this again.
Now I’m so glad to have a chance to meet her here. Same person, same vibe, new stories. Life is so short to take things for granted.
There is an area along the 17-mile drive that could not be more aptly named. It’s called the Restless Sea and it’s certainly one of the most, swirling and raging but somehow completely tranquil spots in the world. Two currents choose this spot to come together and churn things up - waves converging and crashing into each in the most perfectly beautiful dance.
On this particular day, the clouds were putting on a show of their own as well as they prepared to add to the raging waters below. I was actually heading over to the Lone Cypress to get a sunset shot of that scene (see my favorite shot of all time below in my Instagram feed), but as we were driving by the Restless Sea, I pulled over, jumped out (sans tripod) and took a couple of quick shots. I was thrilled how this turned out.
Enjoy today’s photo and stay safe.
December 15, 2018
Canon 5D Mark II, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS (24mm)
ISO 100, f/4.5, 1/125s
A stay at home birthday does not need to be boring, and today as I celebrate mine, I fully plan on coercing extra child labor in the garden, a mandated bike ride or hike (socially distant of course), and to be brought fancy drinks made my little people! woot! Sounds, quite frankly, ideal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
There are going to be plenty of birthdays to honor while we're all in this new routine around the world, any creative ways you're celebrating your loved ones?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This beauty was created by my son for his own birthday a few years ago. Soda water, our Elderflower Syrup, squeeze of lime, and mint from the garden. yaaassss. Go to our website for the full recipe! 🎂🥳💛
GET YOUR EQUIPMENT TODAY! Contact-free. Only $5 each (less than Amazon). Pay via Venmo, pick it up outside. Get your tube, loop and jump rope and I’ll throw in a little bonus. DM for pick-up info.
Stay active, stay healthy, stay strong.
1 91 hour ago
Some more goodies showing up for some awesome builds
LAST CHANCE to enter our spring giveaway! 🏃♂️💨 Visit our giveaway post and follow the entry instructions for your chance to win a Monterey gazebo (with your choice of color between cream and teal!) #ShelterlogicGiveaway#Monterey#Giveaway
Just got my new bottles in! Aren’t they fabulous? Getting ready to launch in the next few weeks. Pictured here: Hibiscus tequila ready to be paired with your favorite mixer ❤️ a power punch of vitamin C 👏
3 152 hours ago
@korynknits wanted something comforting to knit while at home with her family (including a busy toddler!) and thus, the Two-Point Cowl by @churchmouseyarns made it onto her needles. Even better? She used Lang Cashmere and it is just oh-so yummy! Easy, relaxing and just perfect for these quiet days. Who else could use that? . .
Kits available online with free shipping. 🧡
These sold out over night!! Thank you all for your support. It has been the craziest and most stressful experience recreating my shop into an online store. I’m grateful for everyone that has offered advice and support. THANK YOU!
I’m excited to say we paid our rent today and electric bill so our little shop that could is safe for one more month!
#TodayImHolding ... the tiniest California shells. Abalone, urchins, trivia, jeweled top snails, sand dollars, moon snails, a red turban, a wentle trap, California cones etc. 😍
35 53229 March, 2020
This gray whale calf was having the time of its life playing with the boats. Twirling around, squirting water onto passengers, blowing bubbles, nothing could make this whale stop. Even the mom was having a little bit of fun popping up on either side of the boat and rolling around to get scratched and pet. Not to mention, this calf was giving everyone a fantastic view of its blonde baleen, which for those that don’t know is the keratin substance inside its mouth used to strain water, sand, and mud while feeding.
Until we can open again, we'll be here Wednesday through Sunday from 12 pm to 2 pm for curbside pick-up. Link in bio to place your orders! All orders will be donated to the Big Sur Heath Center. 🌸 Thank you to @apocketfullofposiesbigsur for decorating our bus with beautiful blooms!
6 2591 April, 2020
#todaysknitoutfit : A favorite that was much needed, the Multigrain scarf. Simplicity with just the right amount of texture. Kits available online. Also, Linus: "oh, this is the life. Just me and mom". 🐾
16 51730 March, 2020
Photo from @redcraft Biologists 👩🔬👨🔬 are too shy to provide the right names for new species. As a result, we get Rainbow Nudibranch instead of Hellfire Nudibranch 🔥. And I am going to fix this sad mistake and tell you all the truth about Hellfire Nudibranch!
Hellfire nudibranchs are the guardians of the hell gates 👹. I'm completely serious – they guard the Cascade Volcanoes chain 🌋 and can be found along the whole West Pacific coast. I encountered them during my boat dive at Monterey, California. There are lots of them at Monterey bay aquarium intake pipes. Be careful not to be sucked into them or aquarium will get one more fish 😏
As the hell guardian, you must be ingenious, strong, and cunning. And that's what Hellfire nudibranchs are all about. Here is the proof:
1️⃣ They are ruthless hunters, and their main prey is tube anemone Pachycerianthus Fimbriatus. The Hellfire Nudibranch slowly approaches the anemone. Rears up, opens its jaws, and pounces. It isn't the sort of behavior you expect from a slug! The tube anemone reacts by diving into its tube, it can do no other. The Rainbow Nudibranch stubbornly clings on. It won't release its grip until it has nipped off some of that tentacle. Sometimes they'll even be dragged halfway into the tube anemone's tube!
2️⃣ They are h-u-u-u-g-e! The biggest one I've seen was 15-20cm; however, they can grow up to 30cm (a foot). Being big means to consume more oxygen, and this is where "flames" which cover their body comes into play. These tentacles (cerata) are his lungs.
3️⃣ They can perform a ritual dance and escape a hazard! Seriously, check the video in this post. I was quite sure it was summoning Leviathan to strike me down. But in most cases, their main enemy is Sunflower Starfish. Instead of running away from it, they "dance" till they rise above the predator and slowly parachute down the bottom while current take them away.
And in addition to all the above, they are one of the most beautiful nudibranchs. Put 🔥 int the comments if you agree!