Ugh! 6 am. Gotta get up, Don will be here at 6:45. I told him 7, but he’s always early.
Mmmmm, hot shower…. Do I want to shave? No.
Of course, he’s here waiting on me.
At least he’s volunteered to drive. I get to sit back and relax.
This last is an orange grove. You could be drinking orange juice from this grove right now.
I live in Orlando and we are going to Lake Placid FL. Our route is west on Interstate 4 and south on US Highway 27.
Hot dogs and beans. Sorry Don. It’s a long drive home. I make these long trips to my bonsai friend’s houses and some of them, like Mary or Erik, have trees for sale. But the reason I go is to see my friends.
This is Mary telling us about her ordeal during hurricane Andrew.
She used to live in Homestead (near Miami) and she rode out the hurricane with her favorite trees in her house. Amazing woman. She’s still collecting and doing it better than anyone in Florida.
Back out to the trees. Look at that deadwood!
At this angle here.
Two cute little buttonwoods from The Queen herself.
To all of you (you know who you are!) who didn’t come along; next time you should. Mary is truly a gracious host and worth the 4 hour round trip journey to see her and hear the stories she tells. She is one of the last originators of American bonsai. It was a good day.