I have so many files of photographs that need to be culled of “just-bad-photos” and the remaining photos tagged so they don’t get lost forever. This morning I decided to do just one file and post a photo or two from that file. That’s all. I can do it.
I didn’t go way back to where I used a different filing system (Lightroom catalogs took a long time to figure out), I went to 2017 to pick up where I left off when I was last in file-cleaning mood. That file was from Hidden Lake Garden in southern Michigan but I didn’t want to post spring woodland photos from there from 2017 because Jim and I have planned a picnic trip there tomorrow. But I went ahead and cleaned out the file that had a surprise at the very end – photos of their bonsai collection.
The one above is a Shimpaku Juniper and is over 100 years old. I love pruning shrubs but it would stress my mental well-being to make me wait 100 years to enjoy the fruits of my labor. I wonder how many owners this has had.
I didn’t photograph information about his one but I vaguely remember that this is a flowering apple. I found it quite amazing – maybe I will be able to get information about it tomorrow.
These are American Larch that were first planted in 2003 and were 3 years old at that time. I took photos from different perspectives but really love this one because I feel like I’m looking into a mountain forest.
This is a Cameo Flowering Quince that was potted in 2001 when it was 4 years old.
I think this is amazing – and I hope I’ll be able to find information tomorrow.
This is a Cotoneaster in bud, potted in 2003 when it was 26 years old.
I think Jim would enjoy visiting the bonsai display and I would love to get information on the ones I hadn’t back then and take photos of some of the ones I passed by back in 2017. Back then I used my 55-200 mm with photos taken at 55mm – tomorrow I’ll use my 50 mm lens.
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My father-in-law used to grow bonsai. I love the shapes they take on (or are trained to take on). And I admire you for making the effort to sort out old files like this – a job I really should get to grips with myself! But there is always something more interesting to do 😉
I understand – my intention is mostly talk.
Looking forward to more of your bonsai photos. Such an exacting way to grow things!
Cotoneaster is one of the bushes that has self seeded throughout our woods. They are just leafing out now and the moose are pruning them – moose bonsai!
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Back in my graduate school days…I was fascinated by bonsai…even gave it a try with limited success.