A new old Tofukuji Pot

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
Here is a recent pickup from Matthew Ouwinga, a hand-formed round, or terebineri by legendary Heian Tofukuji. 3.5″ in diameter, with a glassy blue glaze over his warm graham-cracker color clay. An area of glazed-over pitting and a bit of grog peeking through adds some interest: Another area showing characteristic rippling texture of his hand-formed pots. Here is another Tofukuji… Continue reading A new old Tofukuji Pot

Shimpaku Styling 6

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
Picking up where this post left off… https://nebaribonsai.wordpress.com/2018/10/13/shimpaku-styling-5/ Since I killed off half of the tree, I knew the next repotting would require some time and removing lots of dead roots. And, since this would be an aggressive repotting, I wanted to have a lot of foliage to fuel growth following repotting. So now the tree is full, and it… Continue reading Shimpaku Styling 6

Red Gallery – Northern Cardinal

Originally posted on H.J. Ruiz – Avian101:
After mating, the females cardinal lay eggs, 3-4, sometimes 2-5. Whitish to pale bluish or greenish white, marked with brown, purple, and gray. Incubation is almost always by female alone, 12-13 days. Young: Both parents feed nestlings. Young leave nest about 9-11 days after hatching. Male may feed fledglings while female begins next nesting attempt. 2-3 broods… Continue reading Red Gallery – Northern Cardinal

Return of Bird of the Week: Lemon-browed Flycatcher

Originally posted on Wickersham's Conscience:
Lemon-browed Flycatcher, Cock of the Rock Lodge, Peru Another of the Western Hemisphere’s hundreds of flycatchers, the Lemon-browed Flycatcher is a very handsome bird. It’s also a bit of a specialist, restricted to a fairly narrow zone, between 800 and 1,950 meters elevation on the east slope of the Andes. Lemon-browed Flycatchers inhabit edges and clearings in humid subtropical… Continue reading Return of Bird of the Week: Lemon-browed Flycatcher

Invasion of the Little Black Scoters

Kim Smith Films The best kind of invasion–an usual bird invasion! The flock of male and female Black Scoters was fairly far offshore at daybreak. Later in the day I checked back on the scoters and they were continuing their southerly directed swim along the shoreline, but a little closer to the rocky coastline. Oh how I wish we could see them really close-up! Male … Continue reading Invasion of the Little Black Scoters