Defrosting after Winters Chill

Montane Bonsai

Tasmanian winter is finally coming to an end here in Collinsvale. With that said, we have had more snow two days ago and a heavy frost again this morning to start off October.

The trees are finally starting to wake up. The sassafras have produced an aromatic flush of early spring flowers accompanied by the Acacia and Hakea, which are splashing warm yellow beauty on the bonsai benches. These signs bring hope of golden summer days to come as this adopted Tasmanian begins to defrost. The native trees on the other hand have happily enjoyed their winters rest.

As we have just begun daylight savings time, I am writing this post and sharing a few photos to reflect on the beauty of this winters experiences. Both in the bonsai garden and hiking the mountains, I continue to find the wispers of inspiration.

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Creeping Strawberry Pine (Microcachrys tetragona) enjoying the…

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