The Burren

On Sunday Phil and I had a flying visit through the Burren, an area of outstanding natural beauty just North of where we held the workshop. 75% of Native Irish plants and animals can be found here in what accounts for only 1% of the landmass. It’s a highly protected area for obvious reasons and it was great to see even just the small part of it we did. Sorry for the photos as most were taken on the move. This is also the home of father Ted for those who followed the series. I would love to go back and spend a few days here exploring.





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The National Bonsai Hall of Fame has been established to identify and honor individuals who have achieved excellence in the art of bonsai and who have contributed to the advance­ment of bonsai in the United States. The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum wants to recognize those who have dedicated their lives to bonsai in the United States and to fostering a greater appreciation for American bonsai. This recognition is presented at the annual National Bonsai Foundation reception which includes a plaque and award.

Nominees must have been a resident of the United States and have made significant contributions to the art of bonsai in the country. This is an excellent opportunity to recognize individuals who have sig­nificantly contributed to American bonsai. Nominations for induction into the National Bonsai Hall of Fame may be made by anyone in writing and can get specific informa­tion from curator Jack Sustic at the National…

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