Sunshine at Last

Originally posted on Michael Coopers Studio:
As an artist,albeit one who can’t see well enough to do the work I used to, I  hate the winter, cold winds, damp and dreary days with rotten light so how wonderful it is to welcome the sun again and see my little trees bursting into growth again. Continue reading Sunshine at Last

Not quite unexpected, but still a rarity

Originally posted on Hermanus Bird Club:
? The African Jacana (Groot-langtoon) seen on the Club monthly walk at the Strandfontein water purification dams was not completely unexpected. It had been on Trevor Hardaker’s South African Rare Bird News Report for a while. Club members Ronnie and Renée Hazell looking out over a dry Rondevlei. Images: Charles Naudé. But it remains a rarity in the area. In… Continue reading Not quite unexpected, but still a rarity

Mighty Botantical Gardens

Originally posted on Melting Pot:
Hello friends! Welcome back to another #MightyMonday, where we talk about inspirational things that make us want to travel! I adore gardening. Not only are gardens beautiful to look at, but if you’re the one who helped orchestrate the garden it’s a completely different experience. It’s satisfying to know that we are able to cultivate things that are not only… Continue reading Mighty Botantical Gardens

An evening with our local Bonsai Society

Originally posted on A Pentland Garden Diary:
I’ve always been completely fascinated by the art of Bonsai – I guess my ‘Beautiful Bonsai’ Pinterest Board says it all. I’ve unsuccessfully tried to keep a couple before but after a very long chat with a very enthusiastic member of the Scottish Bonsai Society at last year’s Gardening Scotland we came out with two lovely new Bonsai… Continue reading An evening with our local Bonsai Society

Keshiki bonsai

Originally posted on givemakewrap:
Keshiki bonsai is a new style of bonsai developed by Japanese “green designer” Kenji Kobayashi. It is his belief that bonsai need to be freed from the complicated rules and demands traditionally associated with them, so he has developed a simpler more modern approach to designing a miniature landscape. Kobayashi’s book, Keshiki Bonsai, is filled with inspiring projects, each one beautifully simple… Continue reading Keshiki bonsai