Bonsai

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.