Well, another busy workshop weekend done and dusted.
Peter braved the Irish sea yet again to bring his own special brand of bonsai education to our shores. I personally found both days very enjoyable. A massive thank you to my long suffering bonsai wife Allison who puts up with this malarkey 3 times a year. Not easy having bonsai folk two days solid at our home, they are a likable bunch, mostly but I always look forward to Monday night and putting my feet up.
A big thank you to Peter Snart who has now completed year 3 of the school with us. I’m pretty sure that most members of the club don’t quite realise the effort that’s involved in making the weekend work. Thank you Peter.
Next stop was Kinbane Castle for a snack Lunch and a view from the North Coast looking towards Rathlin Island. The mist was blowing in and out along the coast and the view changed every few minutes. Due to a rock slide we couldn’t get down to the Castle.
Next stop was Sharon’s sunny garden. I posted from here a few weeks ago but as it was on our way to the North Coast, I asked Sharon if I could call with Peter for a look around. Here are a few snaps on the day. My wife and Sharon’s Husband can be seen chatting in the background about what a waste of space bonsai display benches are!!
After a great day at the Saturday Bonsai School, a few bottles that night and a great Indian meal, the Sunday Workshop loomed large.
As usual Peter starts off with at least one tree from each student getting a run through. A great way to start and a great learning experience.
As all good workshops should be, this one isn’t about getting tree styled start to finish, but about knowledge, learning and what’s best for the tree. Here’s some snaps of the workshop and some of the trees worked on during the day.
Well, that’s the long weekend over. Had a great time but am exhausted!
Bonsai School on Saturday, Workshop on Sunday and a Whirlwind Tour of Northern Ireland on Monday. I have heaps of photos to share and you’ll get drip fed over the next few days as I try and squeeze posts in around my real work and the fast approaching Phil and Suse Wedding.
To start, here are some general shots from Saturday’s Bonsai School.
In hartje Aalst vind je een droom van een bonsaizaak. Jean-Pierre Timmermans is al jaren een referentie in het wereldje en geeft je graag het correcte advies. We verdelen ook exclusieve bonsaipotten van eigen hand. Indien u denkt dat u alles al gezien en gehoord hebt over bonsai's, kom dan zeker nog eens bij ons langs!