2017 Alabama Bonsai Society Spring Show, Part 1

Nebari Bonsai

Kathy Shaner was our honored guest, and she did a great job arranging our clubs trees into a very cohesive, nicely-flowing event. Here are some photos of the overall show. More soon!

Entrance:


Back wall, note the varying table height for the taller tree. A nice touch, with an almost-tokonoma feel:

A shohin display (ok, my shohin display) with plenty of space to allow the viewer to contemplate the composition:

More along the right wall:

A collection of accent plants grouped together:

More along the right wall:

The left side of the center aisle featured a collection of rock plantings. Quite a few were entered this year, and grouped together, it made a very intresting composition as a whole, and offered lots of detail for those looking closer:


The right side of the center aisle also offered good spacing to appreciate each tree and it’s chosen accent:

Kathy enlightening some…

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Dinosaur of the week: Ostrich

Spocki's World

ostrichI met this Struthio camelus a few years ago in Swaziland.

The subspecies Struthio camelus syriacus became extinct around 1966.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabian_ostrich: ‘The widespread introduction of firearms and, later, motor vehicles marked the start of the decline towards extinction of this subspecies.’

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