Chris xepapas on Instagram: “Revisited this amazing yamadori white pine #Bonsai today. A full day to remove my BAD wiring from 2 years back and correct it! Also a good…”

Komorebi Bonsai 2018

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This was last weeks announcement on my Facebook and Instagram pages:

Just yesterday I learned we are over 500 tickets distributed.

The Artist’s are ready….

Ed Trout

Mary Madison

Sergio Luciani

…the exhibit is coming together..

The vendors are excited…..

Wait…you don’t know what Komorebi Bonsai 2018 is?

Ah. Sorry! Let me explain:

First, it’s a show that is being presented by a studygroup in Miami called Literati Grove. Hosted by yours truly. Starring the three legendary artists above.

The name of the show, Komorebi, comes from a Japanese concept, which my friend and partner in this venture, David, came up with after some research. He thought it was appropriate.

This is komorebi in kanji: 木漏れ日

You can click on the picture below to visit our website to learn about the show:

So you’re all wondering why would we be using a Japanese concept to name and describe a show…

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Taming the prickly bush

Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog

You’ve seen this tree before.

I’m a bit lazy at the moment, but there have been several blog posts on it in the past.

I had even done a post on creating the pot from concrete. It’s there in the archives.

If someone wants to search, I’ll post the links and even mention your name at the end of this post.

But for now, I’m in the moment. The tree needs work. It’s a Brazilian Raintree (Chloroleucon tortum).

First step is to defoliate it. You can usually tell when a BRT needs to be defoliated by the old foliage not wanting to be perky (or always looking like it’s wilting) and you can see the new buds ready to pop.

So, it’s a snipping time.

Komorebi style!

Since I’m a little lazy today, I won’t be telling any stories or revealing any secret professional secrets this time. Just the usual…

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Spoon-billed Sandpiper: Hatch | Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Spoon-billed Sandpipers lay 4 eggs in a simple tundra nest comprised of a shallow depression, most often in mosses, lined with a few dwarf willow leaves. The nest is incubated by both adults on half-day shifts — the male most often during the day and the female at night. After 21 days of incubation the eggs begin to hatch in a process that takes a day or more to complete. When the young finally emerge from the nest they stumble about on well-developed legs and feet and begin to feed themselves. After the last chick emerges, the male begins his job of leading the chicks as they grow towards independence about 20 days later; the female soon departs and begins moving south. This piece captures the first moments of life at a wind swept Spoon-billed Sandpiper nest. Video includes commentary by The Cornell Lab’s Gerrit Vyn. Filmed July 7, 2011…

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