some bonsai that I like

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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby SueBee » January 3rd, 2018, 1:02 pm

This one to me looks unbalanced with the smaller entry to the soil of the trunk and the heavier above- but it may just be the image of course. Keep em coming folks- so much to learn!
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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby Keep Calm and Ramify » January 3rd, 2018, 1:32 pm

Yes Sue I agree,
It does look inverted at the base - But is this clever in creating some tension for us - the viewer?
This is a tree that looks like it could shimmy up to another tree, then proceed to rip it's limbs off..... :o
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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby bki » January 3rd, 2018, 10:06 pm

I feel like I'm beginning to see beautiful trees. Please keep it coming.
more trees.....
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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby treeman » January 4th, 2018, 10:37 am

Keep Calm and Ramify wrote:imagine, is what it generously forces you to do. :yes:


I fear that to many people, the first thing they would see in this tree is that it is neglected, ugly, needs ''work'', is rough, unrefined, even ameturish. That's how I would have seen it only a few years ago.
Now I see it as evocative, beautiful, wild, of refined taste, masterful. I think a little neglect is what's needed to accomplish this image. To be prepared to ''look the other way'' sometimes. Something that is not easy to do for those of us who like to lavish luxury on their trees all the time!
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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby Keep Calm and Ramify » January 11th, 2018, 10:23 pm

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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby SueBee » January 12th, 2018, 7:16 am

Keep Calm and Ramify wrote:Yes Sue I agree,
It does look inverted at the base - But is this clever in creating some tension for us - the viewer?
This is a tree that looks like it could shimmy up to another tree, then proceed to rip it's limbs off..... :o

Oh yes I see it as true "wrestler".....maybe dancing inhis toes before the knockout? :whistle:
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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby MJL » March 28th, 2018, 8:36 pm

treeman wrote:How's this white pine?
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'Bloody wonderful' is the technical term that I would use.

Just browsing the forum and came upon this thread ... had to comment on this white pine. Love it
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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby wrcmad » March 28th, 2018, 9:38 pm

treeman wrote:This tree is not Japanese and I'm not even sure what it is but it's one of the finest deciduous trees in existence in my opinion. I don't know where to look first. Everything about it is fantastic. The asymmetry, the branch distribution, the base the ramification. Just mouth watering. The pot is totally wrong though. This tree deserves a beautiful shallow formal and rectangular Japanese pot to really set it off. I wish I had a better picture.

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This reminded me of one I have saved in my "favs" folder.
Seems our taste in some trees are not too far different. ;)

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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby melbrackstone » March 29th, 2018, 8:35 am

I found a better quality image of treemans fav...it seems to be from a site called Jardin de casa. Sadly the image appears to be there just to explain the story, with no attribution. :(
It is indeed a magnificent tree. http://elficusbonsai.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/bonsai-busqueda-de-la-inmortalidad_23.html

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Re: some bonsai that I like

Postby treeman » March 29th, 2018, 12:40 pm

wrcmad wrote:This reminded me of one I have saved in my "favs" folder.
Seems our taste in some trees are not too far different. ;)

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It's pretty special that one. (Your post) The undulations in the branches could be seen as bordering on excessive....but not quite.
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