BINDII GINKO AT HIMEJI GARDENS 2 October 2010
Members Present: Lynette Arden, Marilyn Linn, Maeve Archibald, Margaret Fensom, Belinda Broughton, Athena Zaknic. Visitors: Jeff, Irvine.
The ginko began at 11.00 am. Then the group split up so people could take advantage of the beautiful weather and scenery to walk around the gardens taking notes and pictures or perch in a favoured spot on a rock or carved bench.
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Present: Marilyn Linn, Lynette Arden, Susan Kay.
Apologies: Alain and Elsa Rozanes, Pam Brow, Alex Ask, Margaret Dingle (Fensom), Athena Zaknic.
As there were so few members attending the meeting we decided to concentrate on extending knowledge of the haiku form, with examples of haiku taken from the book resources at the meeting, and also by taking another look at some of the guidelines for writing haiku. This more in depth approach was felt by members present to have increased their understanding and I gather was very helpful. A number of haiku presented by members were workshopped.
August Meeting will be held at the Box Factory on Saturday 7 August at 10.30 am – 1 pm. Activity will be decided on the day.
Lynette Arden 3 July 2010
BINDII MEETING 5 JUNE 2010 report to HaikuOz
Present: Marilyn Linn, Margaret Dingle (Fensom), Lyn Arden, Alex Ask, Athena Zaknic, Maeve Archibald
Apologies: Alain and Elsa Rozanes, Pam Brow.
Alex Ask presented a PowerPoint presentation of his haiga. Alex’s haiga were much admired by members and should give the rest of us some inspiration, now we have seen what can be achieved.
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Bindii Ginko – Adelaide Botanic Gardens 8 May 2010
After meeting at the Central Café near the lake in the Botanic Gardens at 11 am, we split up to walk individually and take notes and photos and write haiku. At 12 noon we again met at the café for a conversation over a leisurely lunch.
The gardens, in their autumn foliage, were stunning as always, and the rose garden in full bloom provided a wonderful display of both colour and scent.
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The Bindii group met at the Box Factory in Regent St Adelaide on Saturday 10 April, with nine members and one visitor present.
Alex Ask gave us a workshop on how to write haiga. Alex won the second prize in the Salisbury Council haiga competition in 2009. Thank you Alex for a very professionally presented workshop with lots of examples of haiga and also written material explaining the origin of the form and how to approach writing and designing a good haiga. Alex plans a PowerPoint presentation of some of his work at the June meeting of Bindii. The meeting concluded with lunch. Members were invited to participate in the barbeque held by the Community Centre
Nine Bindii members met at the kiosk near the lake in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens at 11 am on 2 April for a ginko led by Margaret Fensom. On such a beautiful autumn day there was plenty to experience and participants immersed themselves in this beautiful place for an hour of walking or quiet contemplation before returning for the kiosk for lunch.
We were fortunate to secure a table right near the lake edge and had duck and crested pigeon visitors to entertain us.
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