January Meeting

Hermanus Bird Club

Members are reminded that our January meeting kicks off at 6:00 pm on Wednesday the 15th.

Come and join Carin Malan on an armchair journey, giving practical tips and routes to follow to discover why Zululand is “Way beyond the Big 5”.

She will be taking you on an adventure through the big forests of Zululand, all the way from Stanger to Ndumo and tell you all about “stiff neck” birding.

An added bonus will be some awesome photographs she has taken on the way and specifically at the well-known Zimanga Game Reserve.

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Lady Stanford Cruise – February 6

Hermanus Bird Club

A calm morning (1) The Klein River

The uptake for places on the Lady Stanford for the Klein river cruise on 6 Feb has been very poor.  Members are requested to contact John Saunders to book their places by 24 January.  If we cannot fill the boat and meet our financial obligations, we will have to cancel one or both trips.  Departing times are 7:00 am and 5:00 pm.

John’s contact details are; John Saunders; 028 316 2302 / antares@hermanus.co.za

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A few new pot pairings, Part 2

Nebari Bonsai

Next up is a Syuzan. Suzuki Syuzan lived from 1928-1988, and was known for using high quality Chinese clays, and has many Kokufu appearances, mainly unglazed pots. This one is a larger Shohin size; 8″ wide, and deep enough for my top-of-the-rack JBP.

The bottom stamp is really cool, and almost as well-known as his tea kettle stamp. He must have liked this pot, as he also stamped the lower right on both of the long ends, ensuring it shows either way the pot is used.

The tree is a large Shohin corkbark JBP, ‘Hachi-Gen’ on its own roots. The current pot is a Shibakatsu, and is a little blocky and busy for the box top display.

This should be a slam-dunk pairing:

Last but not least, this Shuho, Tokoname pot is super rustic…a love it or hate it pot. Before you scroll down, take a look and consider how…

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