Feb

8

‘T IS NOT MUTCH…BUT IT’S A START!

Hy everybody,

here is a update on how I am doing. Well to be honest, still not so good! Things have not gotten any better for me and there is still not much I can do. My visit to the Noelanders did proof to be to much to soon and did me more harm than good. I dont even remember much of that short visit and I am ashamed that I mist out on saying hallo to so many of my Bonsai friends that I know that were there! To all those people, forgive me, I was not on my best that day! And I will CU and meet you for sure on a later date!!! 🙂

But even though my physical condition is still not to good, I did managed to get some light Bonsai stuff don, spread out over a couple of days. Especially the work on one of my smaller Hawthorns gave me great joy. And I am proud to announce that the story of this little Bonsai will be featured in a article in the BCI magazine in the near future! So as you see, I am not giving up yet! 🙂

 Below: I bought this Berberis thunbergii and the Ilex verbicillata in the bottom two pictures last September HERE  at Teunis Jan Klein’s place “DESHIMA” .

5-9-2009 loder en tj 040 hans van Meer

I created a small cascading Bonsai out of it. In the future one of the two cascading branches will be removed. But for now I will first wait how good this little tree will recover from all this cutting I had to do to get it to were it is in this picture. There is no hurry!

28-1-2001 041 Hans van Meer

Below: Ilex verbicillata.

5-9-2009 loder en tj 049 Hans van Meer

Below: I had to remove one trunk, a lot of unwanted branches and had to preform some major surgery on old ugly and bulging wounds. The branches that I could use, were wired and than carefully bend into position. This 5 trunk raft needs some new branches lower down on two of the tree front trunks. But this will surly happen in this next growing season. I know it is eurly day’s yet, but I cant wait to see this tree in a couple of years time, when it is in full bloom. It think that this will  be a spectacular site indeed!

3-1-2010 025 Hans van Meer

Below: Here is the second portrait I finished a few days ago.

It is a pencil drawing of my Nephew, who is the latest edition to our proud  family. 

His name is Jelle and he was born on 30 July 2009.

6-2-2010 024 Jelle voorbeeld

                                                      “HAPPY JELLE”

 

 

Until the next time,

Hans van Meer.

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Posted in MY WORK | 3 Comments

3 Responses to ‘T IS NOT MUTCH…BUT IT’S A START!

  1. Ken Krogholm says:

    Keep up the spirit Hans…:-)

  2. Peter Evans says:

    I hope you recover in time for JOB. I was looking forward to seeing you again.
    Good start with these two.

  3. Tom Kruegl says:

    Hi Hans!

    Take it easy on the back! We’ve had a lot of snow here on the NJ coast. My back’s killing me from shoveling!
    Will you be visiting my area any time soon?

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