Just heard that Peter Adams has sadly died. A true artist in the bonsai world. I think I have every book that he wrote in my collection. His drawings were inspirational. Rest in peace.
These words below taken from his joint Facebook Page and written by his wife Kate.
‘I am so sorry to report that Peter died suddenly, but peacefully, in his sleep last Sunday, November 24. It was very unexpected, we had just enjoyed a marvellous visit together on Saturday and he drew a sketch of me as I sat there. His death has been so very hard to accept, especially since we planned to leave for home together next Monday, December 2.
There will be a memorial at a later date. Details will be advised on this page. His ashes will come home with me soon.
I miss him so very terribly.’
Getting near full leaf drop thanks to a drop in temp and a few days of high winds. I do still have 2 tridents that look like they are 4 months behind though!!
Even the accents are on there way to Winter.
My Dutch friend Harry, who always helps me out with photos from Bonsai Exhibits, obviously knows that I like a nice walk in the woods finding fungi to snap. I do this most Sundays with my dogs in tow.
Well, just to out do me he has sent me some photos from a recent visit to the Belgium Ardennes where he found many interesting fungi as well as some real life root over rock trees.
When I hear Ardennes I always think Battle of the Bulge, I’m a bit of a history buff as well! Always good to remember those who fought for their country, lest we forget.
Thanks for sharing Harry, I’m always happy to showcase here on the blog. That goes for anyone one else visiting exhibitions by the way
I spotted this tree growing at the edge of St James Park in London just directly behind Downing Street.
It even had an armed guard
I was asked to put on a small display of trees at a meeting of the Japan Society of Northern Ireland on Saturday and do a short talk.
Myself and Stephen went along on the day, getting there early to set up we were able to have a wonder around the Japanese Garden at the venue.
We then set up a few small displays at the entrance and what could pass as a tokonoma in the living area. The extra trees were placed outside in the garden for viewing during the afternoon.
This chap was keeping an eye on us…
After my talk we got stuck into some fabulous food and it was obvious just what a social occasion this meeting was. Great to see the kids enjoying themselves, and so well behaved too.
Just saw this being shared over on facebook, Herron’s bonsai in the Mailonline, some great Autumn colour. C;lick on the image below to view.
I do hate it though when they write ‘bonsais’ as the plural!!
Hinting a little at Game of Thrones here, but what I’m trying to convey is that I’m seeing signs of Autumn a little earlier this year. A cold Spring followed by our best Summer in a long time seems to have accelerated things a little.
And this Parthenocissus was a little gift from my friend Ben, lovely colours.
Next stop was the Dark Hedges just outside Armoy. This was also a first for me and I was keen to take a few photos. This country road is covered by some very beautiful old beech trees. Allie, my wife didn’t like them though, Dark for a reason, it’s haunted by a Grey Lady. Why is it always a grey lady?