This palatial planting by Pierre Leloup may have been the most talked about bonsai in the entire exhibit. Unfortunately, because Pierre is Canadian, it was not part of the judging (the same goes for several other worthy Canadian bonsai). As you might surmise, there’s no way that a photo can capture the whole splendid wonder of this planting. Viewing it in real space is one of those mind stopping experiences (The photo is courtesy of Pierre Leloup and Sangi Louise Drolet, my sweet Exhibition neighbors. You can find it and other great photos on Pierre’s facebook page and his website).
Much more to come
There’s a long drive ahead of me today, so this I’ll keep this brief. Don’t worry though, there’s much more to come on the 3rd U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition. For now, suffice it to say, that bonsai in the U.S. (Canada too) has taken a big leap forward. If you were there, you’d know what I mean. It you weren’t, well, you’ll just have to stay posted for the release of the Exhibition Album.
A deep bow
Before I go, a deep bow, hat in hand, to Bill Valavanis and all the other noble soldiers who put this monumental event together.