...that are loved by birds. This Sulphur Crested Cockatoo * is making the most of the free food. I note that Wikipedia says: '...They are very demanding pets, being very loud and having a natural desire to chew wood and other hard and organic materials...', quite true, this includes wooden window frames.
The cockatoo moved closer to a casurina after I took the first photo.
Last Tuesday I attended the meeting of the Melbourne Chapter of Ikebana International. We were treated to a demonstration and workshop by the visiting Iemoto designate, Shihosai Uematsu, of the Shogetsudo Koryu school. I really enjoyed the hands-on workshop which was very well conducted. Following the morning demonstration each participant was presented with diagramatic instructions and a bunch of suitable materials for creating a seika arrangement. Here is my effort at the exercise, re-created at home.
Above is a side view of the work showing how, in this case the (seven), stems are aligned in a single row, one behind the other.
More photos from the event can be seen through the link: Shogetsudo Koryu at I. I. Melbourne.
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Greetings from Christopher
16th November 2014