Category Archives: philosophical rant

Bonsai on The Road: Some travel pics from my June 2018 Mid-America tour

I think this is a good place to begin the journey, at the White Castle. We can just kinda “slide” into it……Although, now that I think of it, most adventures end, it seems, at the Whitecastle… My first ever visit … Continue reading

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A “signature” tree, so to speak….

Well now, who is in my passenger seat today? Or should it be “what…..in the helll?!”This…odd….tree, is an elm, believe it or not. An American elm to be precise (some people make a distinction for American elms that are in … Continue reading

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Wrightia religiosa and turkey soup for the bonsai soul

You’re in for a treat today! Not only will I be updating the water jasmine I worked on several months ago…..……here’s the tree today….. …..and the tree, back at the end of this blogpost ….but I will also be chronicling … Continue reading

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Some trees are show-ers, some trees are growers

Rainy days and Monday always get me down. What to do on a rainy day while sitting in your PT Loser, waiting for the kids? Well, today, I think I’ll do a little whittling. The tree in the back seat … Continue reading

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I hear you’re jealous of ficus in Florida….?

I’ve heard that many times. Well, damn then, I’m jealous of ficus up North. You all have an opportunity I don’t. More on that towards the end. Let’s take a look at some trees then. This was, in a time … Continue reading

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A bonsai, an ostomy, a life

The tree: The me: The set up: The life:I’m being a bit pretentious but, you see, I can be. Why? Welcome, my friends, it is… (I don’t use this brand but it’s the only graphic I could find for free, … Continue reading

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Return of the cracked pot friendship tree

Again, here I sit, waiting for the kids to be released from prison… uh, school. People ask me why I work on my bonsai so much here. I guess I could just take a nap or read a book but, … Continue reading

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