Fall

Bonsai Prelude

Yes school has consumed me, so my posts have been few and far between. Unfortunately I don’t have any words of wisdom this time, only a few shots of my trees as winter approaches.

close up on the beauty berry. close up on the beauty berry.

Japanese maple, not sure of the cultivar. it's actually really big but I'm hoping to get it in shape within the next 10 years. Japanese maple, not sure of the cultivar. it’s actually really big but I’m hoping to get it in shape within the next 10 years.

little hornbeam. starting to get very leggy, will have to do a haircut before spring. little hornbeam. starting to get very leggy, will have to do a haircut before spring.

Satsuki, imported,  pink if I remember. The pot is something generic. Satsuki, imported, pink if I remember. The pot is something generic.

Beauty berry. little 3 year seedling I got last spring. I put it in that perfect Koyo pot, maybe one day it will grow into it. Beauty berry. little 3 year seedling I got last spring. I put it in that perfect Koyo pot, maybe one day it will grow into it.

Hornbeam, you may recognize it from a post last winter. Hornbeam, you may recognize it from a post last winter.

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Be A Flamingo In A Flock Of Pigeons!

Through Open Lens

F/7.1, 1/160, ISO 320.

American Flamingo

Why don’t basketball players go away for summer vacation?

They’re afraid they might get called for traveling

Interesting Fact:The American Flamingo is the most widespread species of the flamingo family. It is the state bird of Gujarat, India. ( http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/940/overview/American_Flamingo.aspx )

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Keep Calm And Sing A Song!

Through Open Lens

F/11.0, 1/500, ISO 160.

Gray Kingbird

What do fans do at the Summer olympic games?

Heat waves.

Interesting Fact: It is found in increasing numbers in the state of Florida, and is more often found inland though it had been previously restricted to the coast. The species was first described on the island of Hispaniola, then called Santo Domingo, thus the dominicensis name. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_kingbird )

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