White pine maintenance and an Oyakata re-style.

Originally posted on John Milton Bonsai:
It has been a while since I posted anything, for which I’m sorry but I have busy as always. A while ago we were cleaning up the white pines on the nursery. This entailed removing old needles from 2 years ago on weaker/not so dense tree’s. These could be easily pulled gently with your hands, as they were turning… Continue reading White pine maintenance and an Oyakata re-style.

Kuromatsu maintenance work on an ‘old fella’

Originally posted on John Milton Bonsai:
The yearly maintenance on black pines/kuromatsu (Candle cutting, needle pulling and any nessacery thinning) has been going on now for a short while as we start pretty early at Aichi-en. We start with the biggest and work are way down to the smallest over the span of a month. This is the second tree that I did this year.… Continue reading Kuromatsu maintenance work on an ‘old fella’

Ospreys on the Magothy

Originally posted on Emily Carter Mitchell ~ Nature as Art:
Along the Magothy River on the Chesapeake Bay, the Osprey have flourished in numbers. An evening cruise on the upper river passed by nests on nearly every channel marker along the way. Their teenagers were tucked in for the evening, some enjoying their supper. A curious one sat up and wiggled his head back and forth… Continue reading Ospreys on the Magothy