it’s been a while, I am sorry, But I just did not have the heart to post any sooner!
I had a lot of recovering to do after my second back operation, so that took most of my energy. But what was realy tough to do during these last month’s, was that I had to slowly watch my two favorite Pines die!
These ancient trees that I worked so successfully on for so many years. That were only just a few years away from being shown for the first time.
For the first time, after all these years of stubborn working on these time consuming yamadori, I would have been able to show my best work after almost a decade of loving care!
This year marks my twenties year in Bonsai and as I wrote earlier in the begining of this year, that I had to reset my goals in Bonsai because of my back problems. But that I had some almost finished Bonsai to bring to their peak to keep me happily busy for the next couple of years! Well they died!
Bellow: One of them was well over 600 years old! When I bought him, he had no roots at all. With a lot of care I saved him from curtain dead and turned it in to a happy and healthy tree again. Than to helplessly have to watch something that old and wonderful die, to be honest, that was realy devastating!
Bellow: Any one that visit my website and red my stories about “THE SWAN”, knows just how precious this unique hollow old Pine was to me! I honestly believe that the world lost a very special tree and future Bonsai!
Were to go from here with pursuing this art form, I honestly dont know? I dont have the opportunity anymore to collect and I am certainly not able to afford yamadori this precious again! And even if I could, there are no others like these two! I have a lot of thinking and soul searching to do!
Bellow: Even in death my swan is mind blowing. So sad!
Thanks for listening again my friends! And thanks for all your warm replies! It is highly appreciated!
Hans van Meer.