this afternoon I finished preparing my big Larch (XL) for his first show! It took me 5 day’s! Not because it was that much work, but because we had terrible weather for a whole week, it was raining and freezing most of the time! And I had no place to stand dry or warm and because of that, I gotta nasty head cold to make things even harder! But today I felt a bit better and the sun was out for a change and that made, together with lots of hot coffee, the freezing temperature bearable! I am glad about how the end result looks and I am also glad that I only had to use a minimum amount of wiring to reach it! So now XL will finally go to his protected place in my winter shelter and will be left alone until a few days before the show in January. I can’t wait to finally show it! Below: Fine wiring with 0,3 mm copper wire is rrrrealy hhhhard when you are this cold!
Below: My Larch and I have so much fun together!
Below: After the work was done, we went out for a walk along the seaside near to our house. Next, to where we always park the car we found this uprooted Buxus on the ground all exposed to the freezing temperatures. It was left when they had removed some larger trees earlier this week! So we load it in the car and after the walk, we took it home to give it a fighting chance. This short stay in my car made my car smell like 25 dogs and cats had pied on it and they probably did! Boy, we had to drive with the windows open! I hope that smelly tree makes it through winter!
Below: And some more pictures from “Burrs” that I like to share with you all, they were send to me or found on the web!
My new friend Simon “Bonsai Monkey”, looking very happy and so do I !!!
Below: The amazing transformation of Paul Spearman’s yamadori English Elm raft!
Before: And after!
Happy X Mas!!!
Hans van Meer.