Trident Maple Root-over-rock Style Bonsai

Originally posted on Valavanis Bonsai Blog:
? 2016 During Part 1 of the 90th 2016 Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition four bonsai received a Kokufu Award, the highest award presented in Japan for distinctive quality bonsai. Among the winners was an unusual Trident maple, root-over-rock style. The upright shape of this stone is distinctive and unusual and I know I’ve seen an old photo of the bonsai.… Continue reading Trident Maple Root-over-rock Style Bonsai

HBC Challenge hits rare birds

Originally posted on Hermanus Bird Club:
? By Graham Palmer Some really interesting rare birds were reported by Club members taking part in the January round of the Hermanus Bird Club 2016 Overberg Challenge. Among them were European Roller, Abdim’s Stork and Amur Falcon. Altogether 16 single sightings were recorded and 15 birds were seen by all participants. Total numbers of bird species reported are quite… Continue reading HBC Challenge hits rare birds