#Celtis Africana styled. Finding form in the emptiness


It’s been a week since my last blog almost to the day. I got so busy I lost track of my blog. I know this is becoming a trend, but I will try my best to keep you in the loop.

I got to styling the #celtisafricana or more commonly known as a “witstink woud” tree. I mentioned in my previous blog that I will be styling the tree and repotting it, but after thinking a bit more about it I reconsidered the repotting. I will be taking you thought the process that I used to style the tree.

Here is the blog that I mentioned above:

Back at it…

This is the tree from the now back after I styled the tree.
IMG_4566.jpgThis is the tree at the chosen front before any work was done.

Then I saw this tree I wanted to design a three trunk styled tree…

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Egrets and their kin wander widely in late summer

Our Fine Feathered Friends

Late summer has a sort of lazy feel of anticipation to it. Most birds are finishing up their nesting season. Hungry fledglings appear at feeders in the company of adults. In recent weeks, I’ve noticed an explosion in the number of hummingbirds visiting my feeders and garden flowers. I’ve also noticed the vanguard of migrant birds that are starting to make appearances as fall migration approaches. It’s not just songbirds, however, that are on the move. Some large and rather conspicuous birds have been attracting attention in recent weeks, including a variety of wading birds.

Sightings this summer of long-legged wading birds in Tennessee and Virginia that are far outside of their usual range have included cattle egret, white ibis and roseate spoonbill. In addition, Susan Hubley reported on Facebook about a tricolored heron at John Sevier Lake in Rogersville, Tennessee, on July 25.

This heron is not usually found…

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