2017 Golden State Bonsai Federation Convention– Part 1 The Main Bonsai Exhibit

Originally posted on Valavanis Bonsai Blog:
The 40th Golden State Bonsai Convention was held on October 26-29, 2017, in Riverside, California. This well organized, run and attended event is probably the best annual bonsai convention in the United States. It is well supported by approximately 50 bonsai clubs in California and several affiliated clubs in adjoining states. The annual convention, held in the north one… Continue reading 2017 Golden State Bonsai Federation Convention– Part 1 The Main Bonsai Exhibit

2017 Golden State Bonsai Federation Convention– Part 2 The Judged Bonsai Exhibit, Demonstrations & Workshops

Originally posted on Valavanis Bonsai Blog:
? ? ? The Judged Bonsai Exhibit consisted of about 20 bonsai of varying sizes with an excellent representation of mixed species and styles. A colorful Trident maple and Firethorn in fruit added seasonality to the exhibit. The bonsai were judged and awards several awards were presented. Adequate space was allocated to present creativity in formal bonsai display. ?… Continue reading 2017 Golden State Bonsai Federation Convention– Part 2 The Judged Bonsai Exhibit, Demonstrations & Workshops

2017 Golden State Bonsai Federation Convention– Part 2 The Judged Bonsai Exhibit, Demonstrations & Workshops

Originally posted on Valavanis Bonsai Blog:
? ? ? The Judged Bonsai Exhibit consisted of about 20 bonsai of varying sizes with an excellent representation of mixed species and styles. A colorful Trident maple and Firethorn in fruit added seasonality to the exhibit. The bonsai were judged and awards several awards were presented. Adequate space was allocated to present creativity in formal bonsai display. ?… Continue reading 2017 Golden State Bonsai Federation Convention– Part 2 The Judged Bonsai Exhibit, Demonstrations & Workshops

Pelicans and Pipits – Malibu Lagoon, 22 October, 2017

Originally posted on SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG:
Clark’s Grebe with his bright orange bill & stand-out eye (J. Waterman 10-22-17) A group of Pepperdine University students trudged down the hill to the lagoon to join us today, fulfilling some sort of Biology class field trip requirement. Lucky them – it was probably the hottest field trip day of the year, as all of… Continue reading Pelicans and Pipits – Malibu Lagoon, 22 October, 2017