This powerful pine with its lush, full (almost yellow on my screen) canopy that’s shaped more like something you’d see on a deciduous tree (or a roof on an abstract pagoda), makes little attempt to appear like a pine in nature. Still, naturalistic or not, it’s hard to deny how the power of its trunk and the lush beauty of its canopy complement each other. I found it here on facebook. It looks like it’s part of a Japanese bonsai nursery, but I couldn’t find any verification.
Dan Robinson’s wild and wonderful Hornbeam resides at the Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection. The photo is from Bonsai Otaku (little trees for big geeks), a most excellent, somewhat new (December 2011), bonsai blog.
Brazil. Looking for a good excuse to visit Brazil? The dates are August 30th thru September 2nd. The place is Sao Paulo.
Make your own rock. This one is entirely hand made by Daiane Cardoso. I thought I saw a video somewhere of her making this rock, but now I can seem to locate it.
Madrid. Can’t make it to Brazil (above) at the end of the summer? How about Madrid in October?
Exposicio Bonsai. How about some cool summer breezes on a beautiful island in the Mediterranean?
Quebec? A little closer to home (at least for those of us in northern Vermont) and also closer to today, there’s the Expobonsai 2012 in Quebec, July 7th & 8th. This excellent old Trident maple clump with it rugged nebari is from their 2010 Expobonsai.
Not enough choices? There’s always Morten’s Shohin Bonsai Summer Workshop in Denmark.
One of the World’s most amazing gardens. A part of the Garden at the Adachi Museum of Art. I found this photo here on facebook, but if you like it and want to see more, you might want to go straight to the Adachi site.