Hi everybody,

I know that I told you all in my previous post, that the next day I would start to work on my Juniperus communis. Well I started bright and early that next day! And all that I had to do before I could start to work, was lift the tree from off it’s bench onto the working bench behind me. And that was the end off it! My back gave out and I had to abort any idea of doing anything else than lying down on the sofa all day again! That wasn’t a good start of the sunny day that I had waited for, for so long! But a few hours later that day my luck seam to have changed again, when the assistant of my Neurosurgeon called me and asked me if I was able to come the next day for a intake check up, so that I could be operated this next Monday? I told her that I probably had to craw, but I would be there! 🙂

So I had my check up last Friday  and Tomorrow night I will check in to the hospital and I will be operated in the afternoon on Monday! I am realy happy, because this date is at least 6 weeks earlier than we had hoped for! And that is not a moment to soon for me, things have con from bad to worse the last month and I am fed up of it all. So I hope that this time the operation will bring some better result than the first one 6 months ago! Because I still want to run the New York marathon in 2011….NOT!! 🙂

Any way, restyling “M” has to be postponed for a few weeks/ months later. But I did make some nice pictures from “THE ELEPHANT” with it’s brightly colored new foliage just appearing. That I would like to share with you!

I restyled this old larch about two weeks ago  and now with this short foliage, the image of it’s more mature appearance is realy starting to show. I would have loved to make these shots a few days later when the foliage is just that bid longer, but I have a appointment for a back fix! 🙂 The story of this last restyling will be posted soon on to my website!

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I know that this tree is far from finished! But I can see that it will be realy special some day in the future! It would be nice, if by than, I could lift it my self on to it’s table at it’s first show! In a nice custom made pot! Fingers crossed! 🙂 Hope you like the new image of “THE ELEPHANT” ?


Hans van Meer.


Posted in MY WORK | 6 Comments


  1. Tom Kruegl says:

    Good luck, Hans

  2. I really like the work you are doing. This tree will be a killer tree soon. Looking forward to see more.
    All the best

  3. Irene Britton says:

    My prayers are for a complete healing and no more pain for you!!!!

  4. Mike Westervelt says:

    Good luck with your back, I can sympathize completely with you, been off work for a month and to uncomfortable to even work on trees!!
    Speedy recover Hans

  5. Hello Hans,

    I wish you all the best! And take it easy after the operation so you can recovery fast and in the best way possible.

    Best regards,
    David Carvalho

  6. Bruce says:

    Did you have to get permission to collect your juniper from the alps?


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