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Highway One

Bonsai Eejit

On our ‘Must See’ list for the West Coast was Highway One. Sadly due to a damaged bridge and a landslide, a major chunk of this iconic route was closed to us. We had stayed in Pismo Beach for a night and the next day we set off up Highway 101 straight to Monterrey with the plan to come back on ourselves down Highway one as far as we could go until we hit the road closed signs. What a good call this was, with some spectacular scenery to be seen. We made it as far as Big Sur before the road block stopped our progress. We stopped there for lunch to support the small local businesses that are struggling due to the road closures. We then turned and headed back towards Monterrey. My wife was keen to see Bixby Bridge and it was worth the trip just for that…

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Secondo step su roverella di Andrea

Kitora no do

Questa roverella romagnola è stata acquistata questo inverno.

Il primo step su questa roverella è stato il rinvaso (primavera 2017 al gonfiarsi delle gemme), abbiamo tolto tutto il terriccio originale che fu sostituito con un buon mix composto da pomice lavata, akadama ed un 10% di kanuma.

Il rinvaso è servito anche ad ispezionare l’apparato radicale e scegliere l’inclinazione giusta nel vaso ed il futuro stile.

Stile Han Kengai.

Vaso di coltivazione.

Dal rinvaso l’abbiamo lasciata sviluppare liberamente con una buona concimazione.

Sino ad ora la roverella ha fatto due vegetazioni, la prima più scura e la seconda più chiara (vedi foto).

Oggi, il giorno dell’equinozio d’estate, con Andrea abbiamo eseguito il secondo step:

-Filatura del primo ramo.

-Ed in seguito filatura del ramo che diventerà la continuazione del tronco e l’apice.

Filatura leggera sul resto della ramificazione per permettergli di prendere luce e svilupparsi in maniera adeguata.

Potatura leggera…

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~Birding in Texas, Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Wolf Song Blog

South Llano River State Park, Junction, TX, March and April, 2017

Time for me to get back to sharing the birds I observed, this past winter, while traveling in Texas.

If you have been visiting this blog you know that one of our favorite places to stay is South Llano River State Park in Junction, TX. South Llano River State Park draws birding enthusiasts from all over the country, offering four bird blinds for observation. If interested please visit their web-site here, South Llano River State Park.

_MG_8456 Ladder-backed Woodpecker (female), 03/06/2117

This Ladder-backed Woodpecker would shyly makes its way into the bird blind staying along the perimeter and in the surrounding trees. It would eat for a few minutes, always in the same location. She habitually stayed alert for any signs of danger.

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_MG_8538 Same location on 03/07/2017

I believe these photos are my first of this woodpecker.

Site 34, South…

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