Taikan-ten 2011 Photos

I trawl the net everyday looking for decent bonsai related stuff. Facebook, websites, blogs, forums, etc. all get a look. When I find something of interest to me, I like to share a link to it here.

This is link to Peter Tea’s blog where he has posted some very nice, and rare, shots from Taikan Ten 2011. Photography is limited at the show and most of the photos here show trees in various areas while the staging and judging is taking place. I actually find this very interesting in itself. We never get to see how they judge these shows.

Just click on Peter’s photo below to view his blog post.

Phil’s Quince

Phil would be one of my closest friends in the bonsai scene in Northern Ireland. We don’t always agree on what way a tree should go, which I think is a good thing. It leads to more debate and different ideas.

Anybody who knows Phil will know what I mean when I say he’s a bit of a header!! That’s a local term similar to eejit 🙂 To highlight this I thought I would share these photos with you. It is typically how Phil shows you the scale of a tree.

This is his Quince, recovered from an overgrown garden over 10 years ago.

and for scale….