slim pickings

Originally posted on towels packed, will travel:
With Kenya’s incredible biodiversity, it was almost inevitable that our frequent safari trips would turn us onto birding. Moldova, on the other hand, proved a poor posting for this hobby. Fewer than 300 bird species have been recorded in the entire country, and very few of them flock to Chisinau. We have a couple of bird feeders in… Continue reading slim pickings

Losing trees #2, under-potting

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
It was a gamble trying to squeeze this shimpaku into a pot that was so much shallower than the previous two. However, it was a beautiful antique Chinese pot with a ton of patina. Were it 3/4″ shallower, it would be a perfect fit. Before: March 4, After: Showing signs of stress 8 weeks later: Notice how interior and weaker… Continue reading Losing trees #2, under-potting

MABA 2015 Convention

H Valavanis Bonsai Blog The 2015 Mid-America Bonsai Alliance Convention (MABA) was held on July 10-12, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The event was hosted by members of the Indianapolis Bonsai Cub held at the Clarion Waterfront Hotel & Conference Center. The exhibit was GREAT! There were 90 displays featuring 150 trees. Not too many exhibits have 150 trees, all in one room. The layout was … Continue reading MABA 2015 Convention

In case you’re counting, this is post #300. 

Originally posted on Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog:
Now that’s something to think about. A definite milestone in my internet bonsai journey. 300 blog posts. To be honest, there have been a few times, especially of late, where I’ve contemplated just giving up the blog and, as a corallary, the life of a traveling Bonsai artist. My wife would enjoy the latter part, I’m… Continue reading In case you’re counting, this is post #300.