This is what a £823,500 Bonsai looks like!!

Spotted this photo over on a IBC Forum post. It’s a Japanese White Pine that sold this week at the ASPAC Bonsai Convention in Takamatsu, Japan. Priced at 100,000,000 yen, it works out at roughly £823,500.

As my son would say OMG!!

This Morning on Cavehill

Stephen and I took a walk up Cavehill this morning. I was hoping to get a clear view of Belfast but the cloud moved in during the 10 minutes we stayed at the top. It did however lead to some interesting photos.

Here’s some scenic shots.

Looking at the top.

Hawthorn silhouette

Stephen taking in the view as it disappeared into the cloud.

Love this one.

Looking down over North Belfast.

Belfast in a shaft of sunlight.

Shipyard where the Titanic was built 100 years ago.

Belfast Castle, our start and finish point.

A sculpture in the grounds of the Castle.

Some trees for inspiration.

Beech Uros.

Yellow Larch

Hawthorn berries

Scots Pine

Hawthorn popping up everywhere.

and the best for last, a panoramic of Belfast Lough, stitched together in Photoshop.

Two Cotoneasters

Two of my Cotoneasters showing the final bits of Autumn colour.

This first one had the apex air layered off this year and will need some major growth next year to fill out the image.

This little mame one changed so quickly I nearly missed it altogether.