Sweltering August Heat

Originally posted on The Pathless Wood:
Blue Dasher The August long weekend is here, and it’s been brutally hot and humid. Temperatures have reached as high as 32°C with a humidex of 41. It didn’t feel quite so hot yesterday, but today was awful. The sun was relentless, and there was no cooling breeze to provide relief. Being in the shade helped, but even so,… Continue reading Sweltering August Heat

July Photo Contest Winner!

Originally posted on the local's guide to hhi:
Congratulations to Lucas N., visiting us from Cranberry, Pennsylvania.   He is our July photo contest winner! Lucas was able to snap this incredible pic of a very happy Great Blue Heron on a fishing trip they booked with Hilton Head Outfitters in Palmetto Dunes. Lucas and his family enjoyed staying with us at 8101 Wendover Dunes. 🌴 http://bit.ly/8101WD 🌴 Enter… Continue reading July Photo Contest Winner!

An unusual pot…and a shameless request for some translating help!

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
Tofukuji pots enjoy a top-shelf spot in any collector’s display. He was a master of glazes, shape and form. All without a kiln of his own, and never to be recognized for his work in his lifetime. A few years ago one of his pots appeared online showing a number of his chops stamped into the inside of a pot.… Continue reading An unusual pot…and a shameless request for some translating help!

Nature Walks – Morikami Japanese Gardens

Originally posted on Blue Dragon Journal:
Nature Walk – Morikami Japanese Gardens, October 27, 2017 Clouds were pouring in from the ocean this morning, but the temperature was fine, so I thought I would venture forth to Morikami Gardens, a local Japanese Garden and Museum.  The gardens offer year-round programs, Tea Ceremonies, and tours, but I opted for the singular tour on my own. The… Continue reading Nature Walks – Morikami Japanese Gardens

2018 41st Annual Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition

Valavanis Bonsai Blog The 41stMid-America Bonsai Exhibition sponsored by the Midwest Bonsai Society was held at the beautiful Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. Held on August 17-19, 2018, this well organized and attended exhibition is one of the oldest exhibitions the country. The Chicago Botanic Garden has an excellent and diverse bonsai collection and a selection of some of their masterpiece bonsai is displayed … Continue reading 2018 41st Annual Mid-America Bonsai Exhibition