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The male capercaillie is

The male capercaillie is the largest member of the grouse family, easily recognizable by his distinctive olive-green breast and fanned tail. Both sexes have a white spot on the wing bow. They have feathered legs, especially in the cold season for protection against cold. Their toe rows of small, elongated horn tacks provide a snowshoe effect that led to the German family name "Rauhfuhhner", literally translated as "rough feet chickens". These so called "courting tacks" make a clear track in the snow in winter. Both sexes can be distinguished very easily by the size of their footprints. There is a bright red spot of naked skin above each eye. In German hunters' language, these are the so-called "roses". #mountain#cock#Ttras#orre#hunting#jakt#chasse#jagd#caza#oxota#caccia#birdhunting#poikateeri#alpinewildlife#orrtupp#capercaillie#tetrao#tetraotetrix#auerhahn#rauhfusshuhn#wildbirds#birders#feathers#lux#customrifle#magensteine#stamp#briefpost#briefmarke#snailmail#

G I V E A W A Y  two week

G I V E A W A Y two weeks ago, I went on a creative spree to make snail mail for my last giveaway and also made these watercolor bookmarks! I've always loved reading and am a proud supporter of the @nypl so where all my book nerds at?! . . TO ENTER: 1tag 2 people below 2follow me @nancymoycalligraphy . . . I will randomly choose 8 winners, who will receive a handmade laminated watercolor bookmark (and if you've been following my stories, you'll have seen the cool Disney or eclipse color changing stamps that will be on the envelopes when mailed to you!) . . THANK YOU for following me on my artistic journey and for taking time from your busy days to provide love and encouragement (daily from some of you!). It's been 8 months since I've had my iPad and I'm slowly getting past my "I can't do this" thoughts. Here's a time lapse of me using it! . . . **Giveaway closes Wednesday, August 30, 2017 10pm EST. **Open internationally. **This giveaway is not sponsored or administered by Instagram. . . . . . #snailmail #moderncalligraphy #calligraphy #calligrabasics #thedailytype #brushcalligraphy #letteringchallenge #letteringdaily #letteringleague #watercolorbotanicals #handlettered #handlettering #risingtidesociety #theeverygirl #watercolorart #watercolorflorals #tropicalleaves #tropicalplants #floralillustration #floralart #floraldrawing #artoftheday #watercolorflorals #watercolorleaves #watercolorart #bookmark #ipadlettering #letteringvideo #learncalligraphy #creativelifehappylife #palmleaf #letteringvideo

It's GIVEAWAY time! To ce

It's GIVEAWAY time! To celebrate the launch of our washi tape kits, we are giving away a 3 month subscription to Sticky Kit! The winner can choose between a stickers or a washi tape subscription - To enter: 1. Follow @stickykit 2. Like this post 3. Tag 3 stationery-lover friends (in the same comment) For extra entries: 4. Let us know what you love most about washi tape, or the kind of washi you prefer. 5. Repost this photo with the hashtag #stickywashikit and tag us @stickykit - You must complete the steps above by August 29th at 12:00 JST (when the giveaway ends). Open internationally. The winner will be randomly chosen, notified via DM and announced in this post. Prize must be claimed within 48 hours or they will be forfeited. No private or giveaway accounts. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. - Good luck to everyone! . . . #stickywashikit #stickykitgiveaway #stickykit #washitape #washiwednesday #washitapesubscription #stickers #stickeraddict #stickersubscription #stationeryaddict #stationery #stationerylove #maskingtape #happymail #japanesestickers #plannergoodies #snailmail #hobonichi #travelersnotebook

I love brides that just g

I love brides that just get it. Cohesively matching everything, down to the cake. The previous post of thank you's, programs and letterpressed invite suite were all part of this amazing day. : @red_weddings . . . . #Weddingdesigner #weddinginvitations #weddingsuite #invitations #weddingplanner #wedding #love #marriage #weddingtrends #stationary #papergoods #custom #sweetlovepaperie #memorable #married #invites #savethedates #ceremony #bridal #weddigdetails #stationery #snailmail #engaged #maker #rsvp #custominvites #dessert #weddingcake #darlingmovement

CC Project

Theme: Vanish

CC Project Theme: Vanishing trades and handicrafts At least 1 big or 2 small stamps 1 member per country Looking for 5 members If you want to join, please feel free to comment with your country and DM me your stamps! 1@elitsadogan (TR) 2@kayemails (SG) 3@footprint_pc (MY) 4 5 Thank you . . . . . . . . .. #postcrossing_swap #postcrosser #postcrossing #postcardswap #postcardsforswap #directswap #postallove #postcards #greetingcards #greetingsfrom #postcardswaps #forswap #snailmail #gfpostcard #postcardsforswap #snailmailrevolution #brightensomeonesmailbox #sendmoremail #chaincardproject #chaincard #chaincards #ccproject # #chainprojects #stamps #poststamps #stampscollector b

Incoming Mail 
Such a big

Incoming Mail Such a big and beautiful incoming swap Thank you so much Sariah for this great swap A very lovely flipbook, so much great die-cuts and cute paper, the teas sound amazing (I can't wait to try them) and that strawberry highlighter it smells so sweet, I can't stop smelling it I'm very happy #incoming #mail #snailmail #happymail #createmore #creative #papercraft #flipbook #botanical #girls #mailart #envelope #australian #stamps #philately #goodies #swap #strawberry #highlighter #tea #tealover #teatime #diecuts #stationary #snailmailrevolution #lovethis #happyme #sharinghappiness #aroundtheworld #echtepostiszoveelleuker

An extract on #snailmail

It is also known, more neutrally, as paper mail, postal mail, land mail, or simply mail and post. An earlier term of the same type is surface mail, coined retrospectively after the development of airmail. This happened between the 1970s and 1990s. Snail mail penfriends or penpals are those that communicate with one another through the postal system, rather than on the Internet which has become the more common medium. Some online groups also use paper mail through regular gift or craft hot topics. In some countries, services are available to print and deliver emails to those unable to receive email, like people with no computers or Internet access. Similar terminology was used in the 1840s to contrast the already-operating postal mail with the new telegraph. The Philadelphia North American stated: "The markets will no longer be dependent upon snail paced mails".

The term "snail mail" appears as early as 1942 in the headline of a news article about slow mail delivery. The term also appears as a sub-headline in a 1951 news article. The term snail post has much earlier usage, as in an article published 1843, in Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country (page 656). This was a humorous British reference to the German 'Schnell (fast) Post', which was notoriously slow. The term snail mail was used by the U.S. Post Office in magazine advertising in the mid to late 1960s to encourage use of zip codes. Ads for zip code use appeared in many issues of LOOK, Life, and the Saturday Evening Post magazines and displayed a caricature of a large snail outfitted as a letter carrier, with the term "Snail Mail" in bold lettering. The term appears in a Russell Baker humor column about the slow speed of the U.S. Postal Service in 1969. In 1974, the term was used to describe second-class mail, which took longer to arrive than first-class mail. In the sense of contrasting it with electronic mail, however, Jim Rutt is purported to have first used this phrase in January 1981. Mr. Rutt later went on to become CEO of Network Solutions. In Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City, first broadcast in 1981, a snail delivering mail to Strawberry Shortcake, says, "Your snail mail is here." The mail has taken six weeks to get to Strawberry.

Windows 3.0, released in May 1990, improved capabilities given to native applications. It also allowed users to better multitask older MS-DOS based software compared to Windows/386, thanks to the introduction of virtual memory. Windows 3.0's user interface finally resembled a serious competitor to the user interface of the Macintosh computer. PCs had improved graphics by this time, due to VGA video cards, and the protected/enhanced mode allowed Windows applications to use more memory in a more painless manner than their DOS counterparts could. Windows 3.0 could run in real, standard, or 386 enhanced modes, and was compatible with any Intel processor from the 8086/8088 up to the 80286 and 80386. This was the first version to run Windows programs in protected mode, although the 386 enhanced mode kernel was an enhanced version of the protected mode kernel in Windows/386. Windows 3.0 received two updates. A few months after introduction, Windows 3.0a was released as a maintenance release, resolving bugs and improving stability. A "multimedia" version, Windows 3.0 with Multimedia Extensions 1.0, was released in October 1991. This was bundled with "multimedia upgrade kits", comprising a CD-ROM drive and a sound card, such as the Creative Labs Sound Blaster Pro. This version was the precursor to the multimedia features available in Windows 3.1 (first released in April 1992) and later, and was part of Microsoft's specification for the Multimedia PC. The features listed above and growing market support from application software developers made Windows 3.0 wildly successful, selling around 10 million copies in the two years before the release of version 3.1. Windows 3.0 became a major source of income for Microsoft, and led the company to revise some of its earlier plans. Support was discontinued on December 31, 2001.

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