Here we are again at the end of another year and its time for me to review my bonsai journey over the past 12 months by means of a selection of my favourite photographs taken throughout the year.
The Ayr Winter Image Show in early January is the first gathering of the season for the Scottish bonsai community. Last year I took my Juniper Squamata along.
In February, I took the opportunity to photograph all of my best shohin trees in groups of deciduous and evergreen. Incidentally, the deciduous group received more Facebook likes than any photograph I’ve posted before or since.
At Last the Spring returned, my favourite time of the year. I have chosen the next picture to illustrate this, even though I normally cringe, when I see a picture of myself. This one isn’t too bad and it shows me doing what I love most in the place I most like to do it.
More new Spring growth
Prunus Kojo no Mai
In May we had the Scottish National Show, where 2 of my shohin trees received 1st and 2nd prize
My winning tree, Pinus Parviflora
An overview of our club display
2 of my favourite Larch compositions from the Ayr Club Display
In September Gerry and I went over to Northern Ireland to see the 30th anniversary show of the Northern Ireland Bonsai Society. I loved this show. It was inspiring to see so many native species that had been in cultivation as bonsai for many years
Lonicera Nitida shohin
Large Witch Hazel
A gathering of friends
Summer and Autumn Colour
Once again, I would like to thank all of the people, who visit my blog and follow my journey, It’s you who make all the effort of doing it worthwhile.