I’m compelled to write about the subject of TIME because of a couple of incidents that happened this week. It’s 4:46 AM in the morning and I’ve been awake since 2:50 this morning. My original plan is to continue writing my book and hopefully finish my manuscript ready for editing. I sit here typing away … More Time Illusion
For a few months now I’ve been tossing around the idea of combining bonsai with meditation. My idea was to heighten the meditative experience by having a bonsai present in the room. Some practitioners use flowers to help the environment of meditation. I even came up with a cool acronym, BAM – Bonsai Assisted Meditation. … More Bonsai Assisted Mindfulness
When your thoughts become occupied with mostly that one thing. When you talk about that one thing a lot of times. When you do that one thing a lot. There could be something abnormal about it. Some may think you are crazy. Some may think you’re obsessed. Some may think you’re addicted. Bonsai maybe that … More Confessions of a Bonsai Addict
It’s the day after thanksgiving in America. Also famously known as “Black Friday” here. While many Americans go to shopping centers and big box stores to get the best deal on that electronic item or a fuzzy toy marked down so low that they are willing to camp in front of the store to be first … More Bonsai Misunderstood
First styling on this urban Yamadori Tam Juniper. Lots of long branches that are kept for now until new branches grow closer to the trunk. If all goes well, I would like to move this tree in a smaller pot spring 2018.
A famous tree may have become too famous that resulted in its own demise. I think there will always be a small percentage of people that are menace to society. More of us should do more good to marginalize them. https://kottke.org/17/09/rip-the-broccoli-tree
Just want to share before and now photos of two juniper bonsais I worked on recently. These are Tam Juniper bonsais from a landscape project in 2015. I look at these bonsais and again reflect on some of the life lessons they teach me. If I did not save these (seemingly pieces of junk materials) … More Recent work on Junipers