2016 Photo Bloopers…

Michael Hagedorn

Here are the ‘best’ photos of 2016 all together in one photo extravaganza, the Blooper Reel of 2016. And again there are no names to protect the innocent…other than Matt Reel, who is in the first photo…

Happy Holidays everyone!

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Past year’s Blooper Reels:

https://crataegus.com/2013/12/27/2013-photo-bloopers/

https://crataegus.com/2015/01/02/2014-photo-bloopers/

https://crataegus.com/2015/12/23/2015-photo-bloopers/

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Bonsai apple tree growing a full sized apple

The Muslim Times

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From Wikipedia

Bonsai (盆栽?, lit. plantings in tray, from bon, a tray or low-sided pot and sai, a planting or plantings, About this sound pronunciation )[1] is a Japanese art form using miniature trees grown in containers. Similar practices exist in other cultures, including the Chinese tradition of penjing from which the art originated, and the miniature living landscapes of Vietnamese hòn non bộ. The Japanese tradition dates back over a thousand years, and has its own aesthetics and terminology.

“Bonsai” is a Japanese pronunciation of the earlier Chinese term penzai. A “bon” is a tray-like pot typically used in bonsai culture.[2] The word bonsai is often used in English as an umbrella term for all miniature trees in containers or pots. This article focuses on bonsai as defined in the Japanese tradition.

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Static equilibrium: the trip to the Winter Silhouette Bonsai Expo

Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog

It all began with a suggestion from Paul Pikel. There I was, flush with funds from my Bsf styling contest win at the 2015 Bsf convention and I couldn’t figure out how best to use the money. He said I should use it to go to Kannapolis, NC for the Winter Silhouette Bonsai Expo. Sounded like a good idea. It was. You’ll see.

Here’s a very brief (not really brief, there are so many pics I’ll have to break it into two posts) write up of the trip.

I wasn’t going alone. I traveled with Rob Kempinski (for those of you who know Rob, you’ll understand my trepidations), Seth Nelson (ditto for Seth), and Angela Winzeworth (she made the trip more pleasant, glad she came along) Seth is the curator of the James J. Smith Collection at Heathcote Gardens in Ft. Pierce. He was showing as the collection’s representative (even…

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