for the last couple of day’s I have been working on one of my Pinus sylvestris Yamadori I collected in the Austrian Alps. The long hanging branches on this small tree, remind me of the large and tall trees I saw, while walking trough those wonderful mountains there! But to realise that vision into this tree, was and is not that simple! Although the tree has some nice features, like old looking bark and two old Shari on the trunk, over all this tree has really a lot of problems that needs to be solved or incorporated into the future Bonsai design! Just like I like it the best! I spent hours just looking at all the possibilities, looking for something exciting and beautiful in the material. And than it hit me, so as always I made a quick drawing of the design I discovered in the tree! As a blue print for my mind!
I will show pictures of the end result in a few day’s. First some more puzzling needs to be don.
Hans van Meer.